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Mark Zandi, chief economist and co-founder of RFA, will be the featured speaker at the Old Dominion University Economics Club of Hampton Roads' annual Economic Outlook Conference Tuesday, Jan. 15.

Co-sponsored by Old Dominion University's College of Business and Public Administration, the conference will be held from 10:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Sheraton 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 also give their economic forecast for the region during the conference.

As chief economist of the Pennsylvania-based economic consulting firm RFA, Zandi directs research and consulting activities, and contributes to the analysis of national and regional economic events and trends.

Zandi's 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, The Journal of Lending and Credit Risk Management and the Regional Financial Review.

Zandi earned his doctorate in economics from the University of Pennsylvania.

Joel Stern, managing partner of Stern Stewart & Co., will be the series' next speaker on February 13.

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

This article was posted on: January 2, 2002

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