The March Chapter Meeting will be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at the Doubletree Guest Suites in Plymouth Meeting, PA. The Board of Directors will meet at 5:30 pm; all ASA members are welcome. The general meeting starts at 6:30. The guest speaker will be Gary A. Wagner, Regional Economic Advisor of the Corporate Affairs Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. Dr. Wagner will talk about “Emerging Economic Trends.”
Dr. Wagner is responsible for conducting research on emerging regional economic issues and managing legislative outreach for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia’s Third District, which includes eastern Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, and Delaware. Dr. Wagner also delivers presentations about the national and regional economy, monetary policy, and the role of the Federal Reserve System. His research interests range from regional economics to state and local public tax structures and from rainy day funds to borrowing costs and pension systems.
Dr. Wagner did his undergraduate work in economics and political science at Youngstown State University and took his Ph.D. in economics at West Virginia University. Before joining the Philadelphia Fed in 2015, he was a Professor of economics at Old Dominion University in Virginia, having previously taught at the University of Arkansas, Duquesne University, and the University of North Carolina. He is the author or coauthor of more than 40 articles and reports, many of which have appeared in leading professional journals. He received the Business Distinguished Research Award from Duquesne, as well as Public Finance Review’s Outstanding Paper Award. From 2013 to 2015, Wagner was a respondent to the Philadelphia Fed’s Survey of Professional Forecasters.
Dr. Wagner’s presentation is sure to be of interest to ASA members in all disciplines. As seating for this talk is limited, please register early for this educational and productive evening which qualifies for 2 hours credit toward ASA reaccreditation.
Dinner is $35 per person for members and guests. To pay online with your major credit card or PayPal go to the ASA Philadelphia Members Page, otherwise please make checks payable to ASA Philadelphia Chapter 35. Please RSVP by Friday, March 11, to Executive Secretary Joanne Paciello by mail to 8 Terrace Rd, Plymouth Meeting, PA 19462, email, phone (610-277-1366) or fax (610-277-1366).