DE SHRM Chapter Breakfast Presentation
August 9, 2016
Gary Wagner, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Approved for 1.25 SHRM PDC and HR Certification Business Credit
SHRM Competency- Critical Evaluation
Join us on August 9th at the Christiana Hilton at 7:30 AM for an overview of economic and financial conditions in the region presented by Gary Wagner, Regional Economic Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.
Topics covered will include employment and labor market trends, outlook for economic growth, and a forecast of monetary policy actions. Knowledge of regional economic trends is important for informing business decisions and providing a context for business actions.
The objectives of this presentation are to inform the audience of regional economic trends and conditions, and improve their ability to make decisions based on that information.
BIO: Gary A. Wagner is a regional economic advisor in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. He is responsible for conducting research on emerging regional economic issues and informing external audiences on national and regional economic conditions, monetary policy, and the role of the Federal Reserve in the economy. His research interests range from regional economics to state and local public tax structures and from rainy day funds to borrowing costs and pension systems.
Before joining the Philadelphia Fed in 2015, Wagner was a professor of economics at Old Dominion University in Virginia. He has authored or coauthored more than 40 articles and reports, many of which have appeared in leading journals. He received Duquesne University’s College of Business Distinguished Research Award as well as Public Finance Review’s Outstanding Paper Award.
Wagner has a doctoral degree in economics from West Virginia University and graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in economics and political science from Youngstown State University.