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New England's Regional Economy in 2017
For our first dinner meeting of 2017, the Society of Professional Consultants is delighted to present a talk by Dr. Mary Burke, senior economist in the Research Department of the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
Her presentation, based on her recent research, will focus on the regional economy, with insights from her research exploring the “gig economy” and declining labor force participation.
About Our Speaker:
Mary Burke is a senior economist in the Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from Johns Hopkins University. Her primary research field is applied microeconomics, within which she has studied social multiplier effects in the rise of obesity in the U.S., peer effects in education, and how individuals form inflation expectations, among other topics. Her research has been published in scholarly journals including American Economic Review and Journal of Labor Economics. She also produces regular briefings on the New England economy for audiences both within and outside the Boston Fed.
She has been with the Boston Fed since 2005 and in her present role since 2007. Prior to that, she spent several years as assistant professor of economics at Florida State University (1998-2005).