I believe the CBJ luncheon benefitted me most in showing me that there is a lot more going on in the economy than just figures and graphs. I saw this most through the panel of speakers and the way that each interpreted the economy based on their individual line of work. -- Graham Person '13
Corridor Business Journal Economic Forecast Luncheon 2010
On January 13, 2010, students in Professor Santhi Hejeebu's ECB 101 Macroeconomics course were joined by Cornell College's Vice President for Business Affairs, Karen Mercer, as they attended a luncheon at the Coralville Marriott. The Corridor Business Journal was hosting the annual Economic Forecast Luncheon. The keynote speaker was Charles Evans, President and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. His research has been published in the Journal of Political Economy, American Economic Review, Journal of Monetary Economics, Quarterly Journal of Economics, and the Handbook of Macroeconomics.
Evan's presentation was followed by a panel discussion with business leaders, who addressed how the current economic situation was impacting the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids corridor. Panelists included:
- Mike Gerdin – President, Heartland Express
- Dan Mann – Director, The Eastern Iowa Airport
- Kathleen (Kate) Minette – Senior Vice President, Pearson and Berry Center Advisory Board Member
- Kyle Skogman – President, Skogman Companies