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Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Executive, William Testa, to Speak at UD

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Posted Oct 22, 2013

On Wednesday, November 6, the University of Dubuque will host Dr. William Testa of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago for a public lecture titled The Midwest Economy: Past and Future.  Testa’s presentation will begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Charles and Romona Myers Center Auditorium (Room 146), and is free and open to the public.

“We are excited to have one of the foremost experts on the Midwest economy visit our campus,” commented Dr. Mark Ward, vice president for academic affairs.  “Dr. Testa presents economic data in a clear and compelling fashion.  Students and business leaders will walk away from his presentation with greater insight about the regional economy and its impact on their lives.”

William Testa serves as vice president and director of regional research in the economic research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.  He has written widely in the areas of economic growth and development, the Midwest economy, and state-local public finance.  He has directed a comprehensive long-term study and forecast of the Midwest economy, Assessing the Midwest Economy: Looking Back for the Future, and has fashioned a series of conferences on school reform.  His Midwest Economy web column, which can be found on the Federal Reserve Bank’s web site, has become a widely read, and nationally quoted feature.

Testa’s lecture will conclude with a question and answer session moderated by Rick Dickinson, President and CEO of the Greater Dubuque Development Corporation.

There will be an opportunity to meet University of Dubuque undergraduate business and MBA graduate students as well as to network with other attending businesses.

Space is limited; RSVP today by contacting the University of Dubuque, Office of Advancement, at 563-589-3158.