Lunch and Learn: 2013 Regional and National Outlook presented by Dr. Paul Isley

Join us on February 7th for the FPA of Michigan Lunch and Learn Grand Rapids at the Louis Benton Steakhouse for a 2013 Regional and National Outlook presented by Dr. Paul Isley.


About Dr. Isley:  Dr. Paul Isely is a Professor and current chair of the Economics Department in the Seidman College of Business at Grand Valley State University. He joined the GVSU faculty in 1995, after earning his Ph.D. in Economics from Purdue University. He also holds an M.S. in Economics from Purdue University and a dual B.S. in Physics and Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


Dr. Isely teaches many different courses at GVSU including: Environmental Economics which looks at sustainable and efficient resource usage; Business Cycles and Growth which studies the national and regional economies;  and Economics Capstone which teaches modeling by using housing data from West Michigan.  His academic research builds from these classes and focuses on the benefits of innovation.

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Dr. Isely’s research interests have also led to many local articles and reports. These articles have explored West Michigan’s economy and its relationship to the National and State Economies.    Recent studies resulted in reports on the state of Entrepreneurship, Foreclosures, Housing Markets, and Healthcare in West Michigan.  In addition, Dr. Isely has worked on reports evaluating wind power along the lakeshore and valuing environmental cleanup in Muskegon Lake: these studies are funded by Sea Grant and NOAA respectively.

Dr. Isely has been interviewed extensively by TV, radio, and newspapers on the West Michigan economy.  Over the past few years these interviews included not only local media, but also NPR, USA today, and the AP wire.


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