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Industry Insights: Discover Careers in Economics

September 16, 2020 @
3:00 p.m.
- 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time
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Why Attend?

Are you asking yourself, “What can I do with a major in Economics?” If so, join us for Cary Leahey’s ’74 “Careers in Economics: There Can Be a Good Life After College” webinar.

Webinar Summary

Cary Leahey, a private economic consultant, senior advisor to Decision Economics, and adjunct economics faculty at Columbia, NYU, and Manhattan College, will discuss his own work in the economics field, what coursework is most important to gain applicable skills, the state of the current job market, and job opportunities available for economics majors. He will also offer advice on finding your first job out of college, including where to search, what employers look for, and tips for a successful interview.

Cary Leahy ’74 – A Short Bio

M. Cary Leahey is private economic consultant, dealing mainly with macroeconomic forecasting. He is also a senior advisor to Decision Economics, where he retired in 2012 as Chief U.S. Economist. He has appeared on the major media outlets including CBS, NBC, BBC and CNBC and is frequently quoted in the press. Previous positions include Chief US Financial Markets Economist at Lehman Brothers, where he was the senior “Fed watcher,” and at Deutsche Bank, High Frequency Economics, General Motors, Data Resources and the White House’s OMB and CEA staffs. He earned a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Clark University. He has been listed in Who’s Who in Finance and Industry since 1987 and Who’s Who since 1999. He is currently on the adjunct economics faculty at Columbia, NYU and Manhattan College.

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September 16, 2020
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.