Dr. Gary Wagner, University of Louisiana B.I. Moody III College of Business Administration Acadiana Business Economist/BORSF Eminent Scholar Endowed Chair in Economics, will speak to Chamber Members & guests on the topic of Acadiana's economic forecast. This topic will provide businesses and elected officials with relevant and timely information to help guide their strategies, and it will also enhance our understanding of the interrelationships between our region’s diverse economic sectors and how changes in various national, state, and local policies might affect us.
Dr. Wagner is an economic researcher and advisor with interests ranging from regional economics to state and local public finance issues, with a particular focus on state rainy day funds, municipal borrowing costs, and public pension plans. Wagner has authored or coauthored more than 40 professional articles and reports on a variety of state and local policy issues and has delivered more than 200 public and non-academic presentations over his career. He is a respondent in the Survey of Professional Forecasters, the oldest quarterly survey of national economic forecasters in the United States. Wagner earned a Ph.D. and master’s degree in economics from West Virginia University and his bachelor’s degree in Economics and Political Science from Youngstown State University.
The Acadia Quarterly Luncheon is the Acadia Chamber’s networking luncheon. Members are provided an opportunity to network and hear from other Chamber members over lunch, while hearing from community leaders and stakeholders, like Dr. Gary Wagner.