Market Outlook 2015
Christensen Financial, Inc. and Lutgert College of Business at Florida Gulf Coast University
Market Outlook 2015
Friday, April 3, 2015 • 8:45am – 11:00am
on the Florida Gulf Coast University Campus in the Cohen Center Ballroom
10501 FGCU Blvd South, Fort Myers, Florida 33965
Douglas G Duncan, Senior Vice President, Chief Economist at Fannie Mae
David E. Altig, Executive Vice President and Director of Research at Federal Reserve Bank, Atlanta
Dr. Gary Jackson, Director of the Regional Economic Research Institute at FGCU
About the Event
This annual forum presents unique analyses of economic trends from national, regional, and local levels. Our keynote speaker, David E. Altig, Executive Vice President and Director of Research at the U.S. Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, Douglas G. Duncan, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at Fannie Mae in Washington, and Gary Jackson, Director of FGCU’s Regional Economic Research Institute at the Lutgert College of Business in Ft. Myers, will offer comprehensive insights into the rapidly changing economic scene for the coming year.
About the Speakers
G. Duncan is Fannie Mae’s senior vice president and chief economist. He is responsible for providing all forecasts and analyses on the economy, housing, and mortgage markets for Fannie Mae. Duncan also oversees corporate strategy and is responsible for strategic research regarding external factors and their potential impact on the company and the housing industry.
Named one of Bloomberg/ BusinessWeek’s 50 Most Powerful People in Real Estate and one of Inman New’s 100 Most Influential Real Estate Leaders for 2013, Duncan is Fannie Mae’s source for information and analyses on the external business and economic environment, the implications of changes in economic environment to the company’s strategy and execution, and forecasting for housing activity, demographics, overall economic activity, and mortgage market activity.
Duncan received his Ph. D. in Agricultural Economics from Texas A&M University and his B.S. and M.S. in Agricultural Economics from North Dakota State University.
Dr. Gary L. Jackson, Director of the Regional Economic Research Institute (RERI) and Economics Faculty. Ph.D in Economics, University of Massachusetts (1979). Taught at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Served on national and international boards dealing with electricity and natural gas markets, risk management, and policy. Research interests in: economic forecasting and impact analysis, regulatory economics, industrial organization, and regional economic studies.
Dr. David E. Altig is executive vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. In addition to advising the Bank president on monetary policy and related matters, Dr. Altig oversees the Bank’s regional executives and the Bank’s research department. He also serves as a member of the Bank’s management and discount committees. He leads the Atlanta Fed’s macroblog, which provides commentary on economic topics, including monetary policy, macroeconomic developments, and the Southeast economy.
Dr. Altig also serves as an adjunct professor of economics in the graduate school of business at the University of Chicago. Dr. Altig’s research is primarily focused on monetary and fiscal policy issues. His articles have appeared in a variety of journals, and he has served as editor for several conference volumes on a wide range of macroeconomic and monetary-economic topics.
He graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in economics from Brown University.