Fed Officer To Present Economic Outlook

Monday, September 30, 2013
Michael Chriszt
Michael Chriszt

Michael Chriszt, Vice President and Community Affairs Officer with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s public affairs department, will present an Economic Outlook with a special focus on the housing industry during a lunch program, Thursday, Oct. 17 at Dalton State.

Mr. Chriszt appears courtesy of The Center for Economic Research and Entrepreneurship of the Dalton State School of Business. He will speak at the Northwest Georgia Trade and Convention Center from 12 to 1 pm. Tickets for the luncheon are $15 for individuals and $100 for a table of eight.

Mr. Chriszt will speak on factors shaping the local, regional, and national economies with a special emphasis on the housing industry, according to Dr. Larry Johnson, Dean of the School of Business and Professor of Economics.

“We are delighted to have Mr. Chriszt return this year to give his outlook on the general economy and housing in particular,” said Dr. Johnson. “His current roles as Vice President and Community Affairs Officer and his previous role as Vice President of the Atlanta research office give him a unique perspective on the region’s economy.”

In his capacity with the Federal Reserve Bank, Chriszt has strategic oversight for the Sixth Federal Reserve District’s corporate citizenship and economic and financial education programs. He joined the Federal Reserve Bank in 1989, moving to the research department in 1990. From 2004 to 2008, Chriszt served as Director of International and Regional Analysis, and from 2008 to 2010, he served as Assistant Vice President in the research department.

Mr. Chriszt holds numerous degrees, including bachelor’s degrees in history and diplomacy and international affairs from Miami University of Ohio, where he also earned a master’s degree in political science with emphases on international economics and comparative politics. He received a certificate of study on the European Union and graduated from executive education programs at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business Administration.

He is a member of the National Association of Business Economists and the Atlanta Economics Club, where he serves as the group’s vice president.

To register for the luncheon, call CERE at 706/272-4580.


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