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School of Business features Federal Reserve economist

School of Business features Federal Reserve economist

RIVERSIDE (Sept. 27, 2012) — California Baptist University School of Business welcomes Gary Zimmerman, senior economist for the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, as the first speaker for its Innovative Speaker Series.

Zimmerman will present “Outlook for the U.S. Economy” on Tuesday, Oct. 9 from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. in room 125 of the new CBU Business Building. The event is open to the public.

“The students want to hear how entrepreneurs have gotten started and to be given a vision to do the same,” said Darla Donaldson, associate dean of the Dr. Robert K. Jabs School of Business and assistant professor of business.

The economist joined the Federal Reserve in 1973 and has written several articles on the high-tech sector, the regional economy and the cyclical behavior of several industries like construction. From 1996 to 1999, Zimmerman was the FDIC’s San Francisco Regional Economist.

During his career, Zimmerman has focused his research on economic and banking topics regarding California’s Twelfth Congressional District. He has published more than 70 articles and papers in the bank’s Economic Letter and Economic Review publications. Zimmerman holds a B.A. and M.A. in economics from California State University, East Bay. In the 1990s, he was a guest professor at the Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien (Economics University of Vienna) in Austria.

The second event in the Innovative Speakers Series, “The Voices of Business,” will feature a panel of business leaders on Oct. 29.

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