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Economic Forecast 2018

FPA of Northeast Florida will again be hosting a leading independent forum on major economic, geo political and financial market matters. Will consumer spending continue to grow? Will interest rates rise in 2018? What about our state and local outlooks? Key issues will be discussed and debated and our panelists will give their opinions and predictions for 2018.

Program Agenda
  8:20 am - Registration & Networking Breakfast
  8:50 am - Annual Meeting 
  9:00 am - Program Begins
11:00 am pm - Program Concludes

This program has been accepted for two (2) hours of continuing education by CFP Board, The American College (PACE). 2 units for Registered Financial Consultants.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017
8:20 AM - 11:00 AM


University of North Florida
Herbert University Center
12000 Alumni Dr
Jacksonville   FL   32224

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2018 Forecast 2 Members, 2 Guests - $125 $125.00
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2018 Forecast UNF - 1 Member, 3 Students $115.00
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2018 Forecast Non-Member Fee - $90 $90.00
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Speaker Profiles


Roman Cech, PhD
Florida State College at Jacksonville

Dr. Roman Cech is Professor of Economics at Florida State College in Jacksonville. He received his economics education in Europe and in the United States.

After graduating from Economics University in Bratislava, Slovakia in 1987, Dr. Cech was an assistant professor of economics there for four years. After the fall of communism in Czechoslovakia, he received a Fulbright fellowship and spent one year as a visiting professor at the University of Virginia in 1991. He stayed at UVA as a graduate student and instructor of economics and earned his M.A. in 1995 and Ph.D. in 2001.

Between 2001 and 2003 Dr. Cech worked in Germany. As a member of the German Advisory Group, he advised the government of Ukraine on macroeconomic reforms of tax system, social security and budget. In 2003 Dr. Cech returned to the United States and held academic positions at Longwood University in Virginia and most recently at Florida State College in Jacksonville.

Andres Gallo, PhD
University of North Florida

Andrés Gallo is an Associate Professor and Richard deRaismes Kip fellow at the Department of Economics and Geography and Co-Director of the Flagship program in International Business at the Coggin College of Business, University of North Florida.

Andrés received his Ph.D. in Economics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He received his Licentiate degree in Economics from the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, La Plata, Argentina. He also received a graduate Diploma in Economics from the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and a Master of Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Andrés’ teaching interests include economic development, Latin America development, econometrics and international trade. Andres has taught several study abroad to Argentina, Ghana, Guatemala and Spain.
Andres’ research interests include institutions and economic development, property rights, political economy, technology and international economics. As result of his research he has several publications in prestigious research journals.

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Non-Member $40.00

Event ID  235