March 16 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
‘The Washington Region’s Economy’ with Keith Waters, Assistant Director, Center for Regional Analysis and the Stephen S. Fuller Institute at George Mason University
Date: Thursday, March 16
Time: 12pm to 1pm EST
The Washington region is facing uncertain times. While job growth has been robust in certain sub-sectors and sub-regions, others have experienced decline and stagnation. At the same time, the Washington region is facing limited housing supply and high housing costs. The confluence of these forces are discussed in detail, with possible implications in the near-term.
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About our speaker:
Dr. Waters is the Assistant Director of the Center for Regional Analysis and the Stephen S. Fuller Institute at George Mason University (GMU). His applied research in this role centers around topics relevant to the Washington region such as the labor market, housing, and infrastructure issues. His academic work examines economies from a complexity perspective, most recently examining regional economies with network analysis. Dr. Waters earned his Ph.D. in Public Policy at GMU after receiving his master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and his bachelor’s from Western Michigan University. Before returning to GMU, he completed post-doctoral work at Indiana University and Arizona State University.