Join us on Thursday, November 15th for our 2nd Annual Economic Outlook presented by Dr. Richard Wobbekind, Senior Economist and Associate Dean for Business and Government Relations at University of Colorado Boulder. Dr. Wobbekind will provide an insightful update on the national, state and local economies including a look ahead to what we can expect in 2019. This event is free to attend, but registration is required. Please complete the registration form at the bottom of this page to reserve your seat.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Embassy Suites Loveland
4705 Clydesdale Parkway
Loveland, CO 80538
7:30am to 7:50am - Check In and Breakfast
7:50am to 8:50am - Rich Wobbekind Presentation
8:50 to 9:00am – Q&A
9:00am – Adjourn
Richard L. Wobbekind is Executive Director of the Business Research Division and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs at the University of Colorado Boulder. He joined the faculty at the Leeds School of Business in 1985, and has served as Associate Dean since 2000. As Executive Director of the Business Research Division his responsibilities include developing an annual consensus forecast of the Colorado economy and performing various economic impact assessments of the Colorado economy. Wobbekind also produces the quarterly Leeds Business Confidence Index for Colorado.
Rich is currently the president of the National Association for Business Economics. He also participates annually in the Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank Regional Economic Roundtable and is a contributor to the Western Blue Chip Economic Forecast newsletter. He is a member of the Governor's Revenue Estimating Advisory Committee, the Denver Regional Council of Governments’ Forecast 2035 Advisory Committee, the Colorado Tourism Office Education and Research Committee, the Boulder Urban Renewal Authority and the Boulder Economic Council.
For his efforts in community development and outreach, Wobbekind was awarded the 1997 University of Colorado Bank One Community Outreach Award. In 2006 he was awarded the Robert L. Stearns award for lifetime contributions in teaching, research and service. Wobbekind teaches MBA students in macroeconomics, public policy, entrepreneurship and managerial economics. He has received three awards for teaching excellence from the students of the Leeds School.Wobbekind has lived in Colorado for more than 34 years and has spent much of his time studying the development of the Colorado and regional economies. He received a BA in economics from Bucknell University and an MA and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Colorado at Boulder.