News Release

Dalton State Presents Fed Reserve Researcher

October 16, 2012

Michael ChrisztMichael Chriszt

Michael Chriszt, a Vice President with the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta’s research department, will present an Economic Outlook with a special focus on the housing industry in two programs open to the public Tuesday, November 13.

Chriszt appears courtesy of The Center for Economic Research and Entrepreneurship of the Dalton State School of Business. He will speak on campus at Dalton State in the Goodroe Auditorium of Gignilliat Memorial Hall at 9:30 am and again from the City Council Assembly Room of Dalton’s City Hall at 3 pm. Both programs are free and open to the public.

Chriszt will speak on factors shaping the local, regional, and national economies with a special emphasis on the housing industry, said Dr. Larry Johnson, Interim Dean of the School of Business.

“The United States has gone through the worst recession and the slowest economic recovery since the Great Depression,” said Dr. Johnson. “These events along with the housing crisis have had a significant impact on Northwest Georgia affecting businesses and many lives. Michael Chriszt will give his perspective of where the economy is going forward along with his forecast for recovery in the housing market.”

In his capacity with the Federal Reserve Bank, Chriszt is responsible for the Regional Economic Information Network (REIN), which supports the Bank’s monetary policy role. He joined the Federal Reserve Bank in 1989, moving to the research department in 1990. From 2004 to 2008, Chriszt served as director of International and Regional Analysis with responsibility for analysis of economic conditions in the sixth Federal Reserve district as well as international economic developments.

Chriszt holds numerous degrees, including bachelor’s degrees in history and diplomacy and international affairs from Miami University of Ohio where he also earned a master’s degree in political science with emphases on international economics and comparative politics. He received a certificate of study of the European Union and graduated from executive education programs at Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business and the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business Administration.

He is a member of the National Association of Business Economists and chair of the group’s Regional Economics Roundtable. He is also a member of the board of executives of the Center for Paper Business and Industry Studies.

The Center for Economic Research and Entrepreneurship is an outreach arm of the College’s School of Business that provides economic research and analysis to local businesses and economic developers. In addition to bringing in speakers such as Michael Chriszt, CERE also publishes a semiannual newsletter, “Business Analytics,” which addresses topics of local economic interest and is available on the Center’s website,

For more information about Chriszt’s visit or the Center for Economic Research and Entrepreneurship visit the CERE website or contact the School of Business at 706-272-4507.

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