Economists to present economic forecast




Martin Lavelle

Martin Lavelle

FLINT — Two economists from the Detroit branch of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago will present an economic forecast for 2015, at 6-8 p.m., Jan. 22, at the Baker College of Flint Center for Business, 1050 W. Bristol Rd. The event is free and open to the public. Preregistration is not necessary.

The Fed presenters, Paul Traub, senior business economist, and Martin Lavelle, business economist, will also lead a discussion about the U.S. economy, as well as the outlook for Michigan.

“This is a great opportunity for area leaders, members of our community and students to hear an economic analysis from the perspective of economists at the Federal Reserve Bank,” said John Cote, Ph.D., Baker College of Flint dean of business administration. “Anyone who is interested in their economic future — from those who are currently employed to retirees and even students — should benefit from an understanding of the economic indicators that are influencing our fiscal landscape.”

Paul Traub

Paul Traub

Baker College of Flint is hosting the economic forecast as a public service to the community.

Traub is responsible for research and current analysis at the Detroit branch. Prior to joining the Fed, he was president of Scenario Economics LLC and senior economist for Americas Commercial Transportation (ACT) Research Company LLC, and, in 2008, he retired from the position of corporate economist after 25 years of service at Chrysler Group LLC. — G.G.


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