Case Western Reserve University banking and finance senior lecturer Sam Thomas will look at recent business and financial news and events and provide insight to the aforementioned questions and more during the 35th annual David A. Bowers Economic Forecast Luncheon, beginning at 11:30 a.m., Friday, December 5, at the Marriott at Key Center, 127 Public Square in Cleveland.
Thomas will provide an unbiased, academic viewpoint to explain what''s happening with the economy and the current global crisis and make predictions for the 2009 economic outlook, including what possible responses may come from governmental authorities and fiscal policymakers following the recent elections. He is an expert in and teaches courses in corporate finance, investments and international finance at the university.
The luncheon is named in honor of David Bowers, former chair of the school''s banking and finance department. Bowers, who passed away in July of 2007, made the annual forecast for 27 years before hand-picking Thomas to take over the forecasting duties.
Individual seats are $50 ($25 for students) and sponsorship opportunities are available. Interested parties can register online prior to the event. Approximately 400 alumni, students and business and community leaders are expected to attend.
Case Western Reserve University is committed to the free exchange of ideas, reasoned debate and intellectual dialogue. Speakers and scholars with a diversity of opinions and perspectives are invited to the campus to provide the community with important points of view, some of which may be deemed controversial. The views and opinions of those invited to speak on the campus do not necessarily reflect the views of the university administration or any other segment of the university community.