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Escape Velocity: Is the Economy There?

19th Annual Economic Forecast Conference

Oct. 9, 2013

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Richard K. Davis, , U.S. Bancorp chairman, president and chief executive officer, will be among the speakers at the 19th annual Economic Forecast Conference.

What:

Cal State Fullerton economists Anil K. Puri and Mira Farka will discuss how well the economic recovery is doing during the 19th annual Economic Forecast Conference, "Escape Velocity: Is the Economy There? Why Business Cares," presented by CSUF's Mihaylo College of Business and Economics and the Orange County Business Council. Joining Puri and Farka will be Richard K. Davis, U.S. Bancorp chairman, president and chief executive officer.

When:

Thursday, Oct. 24
11 a.m. registration
11:30 a.m. -1:45 p.m. program

Where:

Hyatt Regency Irvine
17900 Jamboree Road, Irvine, 92614

Cost:

Individuals — $150, tables of 10 — $1,250
Sponsorships are available. To register, visit the website.

Who:

The presenters are:

  • Anil K. Puri, dean of Mihaylo College of Business and Economics since 1999 and co-director of the Center for Economic Analysis and Forecasting.
  • Mira Farka, associate professor of economics and co-director of the Center for Economic Analysis and Forecasting, previously served on Wall Street as a research consultant and an economist with Deutsche Bank in New York.
  • Richard K. Davis, a 1983 Cal State Fullerton economics graduate who has served with U.S. Bancorp since 1993, becoming president in 2004, CEO in 2006 and chairman in 2007.

More:

The theme of the presentation is based on the escape velocity principle of physics in which an object reaches a speed to 'break free' of gravity without additional propulsion. "We will be discussing whether this recovery has reached the point of 'breaking free' from the gravitational pull of the Great Recession and whether it is able to stand on its own without fiscal/monetary support," explained Farka.

More Info:

Call Ginny Pace at 562-346-4704 or Leslie Dods at 949-794-7241

Media Contacts:

Mimi Ko Cruz, 657-278-7586
Pamela McLaren, 657-278-4852

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