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Weston J. Wellington, vice president of Dimensional Fund Advisors (DFA), will speak at the Old Dominion University Economics Club of Hampton Roads Wednesday, Sept. 15.

Co-sponsored by Old Dominion's College of Business and Public Administration, the luncheon will begin at noon and costs $30 for nonmembers. It will be held at the Sheraton Waterside Hotel in downtown Norfolk. Due to limited space, reservations are required for all luncheons.

Wellington has more than 25 years of experience in the investment industry. As an in-house DFA research expert, he writes a column debunking erroneous media predictions about various markets for the company's Web site. He previously worked as director of research for LPL Financial Services. Wellington received his bachelor's degree from Yale University. His talk is co-sponsored by Wilbanks, Smith & Thomas Asset Management, LLC.

Other scheduled Economics Club speakers and dates are:

Oct. 12-Rob Grunewald, regional economic analyst at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. Co-sponsored by the Norfolk Foundation as a Community Matters luncheon.

Nov. 19-Amit Mitra, secretary general, The Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry.

Dec. 1-Carmen Suro-Bredie, assistant United States trade representative and chair of the trade policy staff committee in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.

Jan. 19-Annual Economic Outlook Conference: Mark Zandi, nationally known economist with Regional Financial Association and founder of Economy.com, will present the national forecast. ODU's forecast team of Vinod Agarwal, Mohammad Najand and Gil Yochum will present their regional forecast.

Feb. 16-G. Kennedy Thompson, chairman and CEO, Wachovia Corp., Charlotte, N.C.

March 16-Sydney Finkelstein, Steven Roth Professor of Management, Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College.

April 20-Charles M. Elson, Edgar S. Woolard Jr. Chair in Corporate Business and Governance and director of the John L. Weinberg Center for Corporate Governance at the University of Delaware.

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

This article was posted on: August 10, 2004

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