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Mark Zandi, chief economist and co-founder of the Pennsylvania-based economic consulting firm RFA, will be the featured speaker at the Old Dominion University Economics Club of Hampton Roads' Annual Economic Outlook Conference Wednesday, Jan. 18.

Co-sponsored by Old Dominion's College of Business and Public Administration, the conference will be held from 10:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Norfolk Marriott Waterside Hotel in downtown Norfolk. Due to limited space, reservations are required. The cost of the luncheon is $30 for nonmembers.

Old Dominion professors Vinod Agarwal, Mohammad Najand and Gilbert Yochum will present their regional economic forecast during the program.

As chief economist of RFA, Zandi directs research and consulting activities, and contributes to the analysis of national and regional economic events and trends.
His research interests include macroeconomics, as well as financial, industrial and regional economics. His recent work includes studies of the determinants of personal bankruptcy and the impact of globalization and technological changes on real estate markets. His articles have been published in journals such as The RREEF Funds Strategic Outlook, Journal of Lending and Credit Risk Management, and Regional Financial Review. Zandi earned his doctorate in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

For more information or to make reservations, call 683-4058.

This article was posted on: November 29, 2005

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