Western Insights: Economic Expansion Edition
Friday, October 29, 2021
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Check out this video to watch the Western Insights: Economic Expansion Edition.
Brought to you by the College of Business and Economics
in partnership with the WWU Alumni Association
The economy has captured the attention of nearly everyone as we have moved through the pandemic experience. Unemployment, employment, inflation, supply chain challenges and revealing structural concerns have consumed airtime, paper and ink and many conversations.
In this edition of Western Insights, we are bringing together experts in a wide-variety of areas to share their perspectives and forecasts for the road ahead. It will move fast, and you do not want to miss it!
An engaging review of where WWU economists and select leading national economists think we are headed.
Inflation & Supply Chains
Is inflation long-term or short-term? Both? Just how disruptive are the logistic challenges to our economy? This panel discussion will explore these topics.
Labor Market, Mobility & Housing
How is it possible to have record job openings and unemployed at the same time? How has the labor market changed? How has mobility and transportation been impacted by work from home and lifestyle changes and what does that even mean? How has all of this impacted the housing market and even commercial real estate? We have a lot of questions for this panel of experts.
Western Insights is an online panel series created to provide the broader region, Western alumni, friends, and students with access to information on current events drawing from the University’s nationally respected experts. This series is offered entirely online and is open to everyone.
As part of this session, we invite you to support our Center for Economic and Business Research. The Center provides a wide-range of research services, produces the Puget Sound Economic Forecaster all while giving students the opportunity to engage in critical applied research. You can learn more about the Center at cebr.wwu.edu.
Watch previous Western Insight sessions online at https://alumni.wwu.edu/past-events
Dr. Hart Hodges is Co-Director of Western's Center for Economic and Business Research. He received his Ph.D. in Economics in 1994 from the University of Washington. He joined the faculty at Western in the Fall of 2000. His research interests include natural resource and environmental economics, health economics, and applied business economics. Hart is currently managing several research projects and public service efforts with an emphasis on economic development.
Anneliese has served as a regional labor economist with the Employment Security Department since February 2010. The region she covers includes King, Snohomish, Whatcom, Skagit, Island and San Juan Counties. Anneliese works closely with economic and workforce development partners throughout her region and statewide, providing local labor market intelligence to help inform strategic decision-making.
Anneliese has a Ph.D. in economic geography and a master’s degree in economics both from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
David Warrick is the General Manager Global Supply Chain at Microsoft & Supply Chain Technology Officer.
Bridget became President of NIC Global in June of 2009, following a dedicated tenure as Senior Vice President of Operations. NIC Global is a vertically integrated sheet metal manufacturer and turn key assembler with Global Sourcing of key custom engineered plastic, cast, extruded, and electrical parts for the transportation, medical equipment, and power management market segments. Prior to NIC, she worked at PACCAR Inc., a Fortune 500 manufacturer, holding various engineering and operations management leadership positions.
Bridget has volunteered in community leadership positions and currently serves on the College of Science and Engineering Dean’s Advisory Board at Seattle University and the Operations Advisory Board for WWU. Bridget earned her BS in mechanical engineering from Seattle University and holds an MBA from Ellis University.
Eric Neuyou Nana
Eric Neuyou Nana is a global commercial operations specialist with 10+ years in retail, supply chain, academic and “real world” settings spearheading sales/client services, operational development, interning in state organizations and teaching university students. Seasoned in fulfillment operations, academic and economic research, debt management, economic growth principles, consulting in education and retail, compliance issues, ROI, P&L and sound financial practices. Strong communicator, fluent in English and French, able to collaborate with a diverse range of corporate/private clients and all levels of the company structure. Skilled in leadership, cross functional team development, and staff training.
Dr. Sharon Shewmake is both a professor at WWU and Washington State Representative from Whatcom County where she is Vice Chair of the Rural Development, Agriculture and Natural Resources committee, and sits on the Energy and Environment and Transportation committees. Dr. Shewmake received her Ph.D. in Agricultural and Resource Economics from the University of California, Davis and her bachelor's degree in Environmental Science and Policy and Economics from Duke University.
Candice Chevaillier brings 18 years of commercial real estate investment sales experience in the Seattle market. She recently joined Lee & Associates as a Principal to spearhead the growth of their Multifamily practice. Prior to joining Lee, she was a top broker for various other national and local brokerage firms including Marcus & Millichap, The Foundation Group, and SVN Whitecap. She is a Co-Founder and Principal at Commercial Analytics, a technology and research company delivering cutting edge apartment research in the Puget Sound. Her commercial investment real estate sales total over $773M, to include 880 units across 106 buildings.
Questions and Accommodations
Contact James McCafferty for this event. Feel free to email at James.McCafferty@wwu.edu or call (360) 650-2414 if you have any questions or comments.
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