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BusinessWeek top economist to hold two lectures in the area
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Michael Mandel, award winning economic journalist, author and chief economist at BusinessWeek, will make two regional appearances in southeast Georgia.

March 25, Mandel will present “What’s Next for the Economy?” at 6:30 p.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm St. in Savannah. His presentation is free of charge and open to the public.

He will speak at Georgia Southern University on the same topic the following day, March 26, in the College of Information Technology, room 1004, starting at 11 a.m. Again, his talk is free of charge and open to the public. Mandel’s appearance is sponsored by McGraw Hill Irwin, which publishes BusinessWeek.

Mandel, who received his doctorate in economics from Harvard, was named “Best Economic Journalist” by the World Leadership Forum in 2007. As the chief economist, Mandel formulates the coverage of economic policy for BusinessWeek. He has also written several books on economic policy. His latest, “Rational Exuberance,” was released in 2004.

Mandel’s presentation, “What’s Next for the Economy,” will explore the shape of the economy today and then forecast what economic trends may be seen in the future. This event is hosted by the School of Economic Development in the College of Business Administration.  

Georgia Southern University, a Carnegie Doctoral/Research University, offers more than 120 degree programs serving nearly 17,000 students. Through eight colleges, the university offers bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs built on more than a century of academic achievement.

The university, one of Georgia’s largest, is a top choice of Georgia’s HOPE scholars and is recognized for its student-centered approach to education.