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Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis 2015 Outlook

Who says Economists are afraid of the camera or public speaking? The Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis economists Toby Madden and Rob Grunewald make a video to give their 2015 economic outlook for the Ninth Federal Reserve District of the United States. Predictions for 2015 from the Amateur Economist are presented here – though not in video format.

The Minneapolis Federal Reserve Bank has one branch in Helena, Montana. It serves the six states of the Ninth Federal Reserve District which include the states of Minnesota, Montana, North and South Dakota – as well as 26 counties in northwestern Wisconsin and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Great job guys!

A biography from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis for Rob Grunewald:

Rob Grunewald conducts regional economic research and co-authors the Minneapolis Fed’s “Beige Book” report on current economic conditions. He also writes articles on the regional economy and other economics and banking issues for the fedgazette and The Region, two periodicals published by the Minneapolis Fed. Grunewald regularly speaks to business, community and school groups about the Federal Reserve and the regional economy. He co-authored “Early Childhood Development: Economic Development with a High Public Return” (January 2003), an economic policy paper, which has been featured in the media, legislative hearings, and seminars throughout the United States.

And a biography from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis for Toby Madden:

Toby Madden is a regional economist in the public affairs department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis. In this position, he writes articles for bank publications and frequently speaks on the district economy. In addition, Madden is actively involved with the bank’s economic education program. Madden joined the Minneapolis Fed in 1995 as a management analyst in the automated clearing house area. Prior to joining the Fed, Madden worked for five years at TCF Financial Corporation in investments and management reporting and for five years at Ernst and Young as a senior consultant in the financial services industry group. A native of Minnesota, Madden has a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a master’s degree in finance from the University of Minnesota. He has taken over 20 masters and Ph. D. level courses in economics at the University of Minnesota. Madden is a certified public accountant and a certified management accountant. Madden is past president of the Minnesota Economic Association and serves on the Boards of the Minnesota Council on Economic Education, Saint Paul Academy of Finance and the Institute for Financial Economics.

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