FPA MI Lunch & Learn Grand Rapids

    February 06, 2020
    11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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    CityFlats Hotel
    83 Monroe Center Street NW
    Grand Rapids, MI 49503

    Join us as we kick off the
    2020 Grand Rapids Lunch & Learns!

    Economic Update

    Presented by Paul Isely,
    Professor of Economics at Grand Valley State

    This program is approved for 1.5 CFP CE's

    About the Program:  The presentation will focus on the economic outlook for 2020, both in the U.S. and around the world. There will also be an examination of long-term structural trends and their implications for market performance. 

    About the Speaker:  Dr. Paul Isely is a Professor and current chair of the Economics Department in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University. He joined the GVSU faculty in 1995, after earning his Ph.D. in Economics from Purdue University. He also holds an M.S. in Economics from Purdue University and a dual B.S. in Physics and Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

    Dr. Isely teaches many different courses at GVSU including: Environmental Economics which looks at sustainable and efficient resource usage; Business Cycles and Growth which studies the national and regional economies; and Economics Capstone which teaches modeling by using housing data from West Michigan. His academic research builds from these classes and focuses on the benefits of innovation. 

    Dr. Isely's research interests have also led to many local articles and reports. These articles have explored West Michigan's economy and its relationship to the National and State Economies. Recent studies resulted in reports on the state of Entrepreneurship, Foreclosures, Housing Markets, and Healthcare in West Michigan. In addition, Dr. Isely has worked on reports evaluating wind power along the lakeshore and valuing environmental cleanup in Muskegon Lake: these studies are funded by Sea Grant and NOAA respectively.

    Dr. Isely has been interviewed extensively by TV, radio, and newspapers on the West Michigan economy. Over the past few years these interviews included not only local media, but also NPR, USA today, and the AP wire.


    $25.00 FPA Member (includes lunch)

    $35.00 Non FPA Member (includes lunch)

    $25.00 First Time Guest (includes lunch)

    $10.00 Full-Time Students (includes lunch)