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Economic Expectations- A Forecast Into 2020 Housing Market

Economic Expectations- A Forecast Into 2020 Housing Market
The Greater Boston Association of REALTORS(R); is pleased to announce our distinguished speakers for our ninth annual Economic Expectations program: Dr. Mark Melnik-Director, Economic & Public Policy Research & Joseph Song - Director and Senior U.S. Economist at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, who will forecast the 2020 housing market at the local, state and national levels. This program is a great way to help you start to form your 2020 business plan, and offers 2 CE Credits: National Economic Trends and the Real Estate Professional - RE34RC03


Joseph Song is a director and Senior U.S. Economist at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research. He provides in-depth research and timely analysis on U.S. macroeconomic trends and monetary policy to the sales force, traders and clients. Song is responsible for assisting in the development of the U.S. economic outlook and macroeconomic models with a primary focus on the U.S. labor market.  Prior to joining BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research, Song was a U.S. economist in the Fixed Income Research Group at Nomura Securities International. He started his career at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as a research associate in the Research and Statistics Group. Song has a bachelor’s degree with honors in economics and chemistry from Williams College and a master’s degree in data science from New York University. He is based in New York.

Dr. Mark Melnik specializes in demographic, socio-economic, and labor market issues and leads a 15-person team working on variety of economic and public policy research projects informing clients in government, private industry, and the non-profit sectors. In his time at the Institute, Dr. Melnik has served as the principle-in-charge on projects with such clients as the Secretary of the Commonwealth, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, the Boston Foundation, the City of Boston, the City of Cambridge, MassDOT, the New England Foundation for the Arts, MassEcon, MassDevelopment, the Boston Private Industry Council, the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, the Massachusetts Housing Partnership, and the MetroSouth Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Dr. Melnik serves as the Senior Managing Editor of MassBenchmarks, the journal of the Massachusetts economy published by the Institute in cooperation with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.  

Due to the visitor policy at the Federal Reserve Bank you must pre-register for this event.  
No walk-ins will be allowed to enter the building, no exceptions. Registration will close on November 13, 2019. 
You must bring a valid, government issued ID. We appreciate your cooperation. 


GBAR members: $25.00 | Non-members: $40.00

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11/20/2019 9:00 AM - 11/20/2019 12:30 PM
Federal Reserve
600 Atlantic Ave.
Boston, MA United States

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Nov 20, 2019
9:00AM - 12:30PM
Federal Reserve
600 Atlantic Ave.
Boston, MA