Christian College Hosts Oregon State Economist Potiowsky for Speaker Series

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George Fox University hosts guest for discussion about economy and the process of recovery

Tom Potiowsky will speak at a George Fox University School of Business event March 12.

The question now is, ‘How’s it going?’ Our conversation will be about our economy, the process of recovery, and whether people will continue to play the lottery.

Tom Potiowsky, state economist for the state of Oregon, will be the featured speaker at George Fox University’s School of Business Spring Speaker Series on Friday, March 12, at The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport in Tigard, Ore.

Potiowsky will speak from 7 to 9 a.m. on “The Big Dipper: Another Rollercoaster Ride for the Oregon Economy and You,” a session focusing on the economy and the process of recovery.

“Economists have found themselves in uncharted waters facing a financial crisis unparalleled in modern times, but ‘uncharted waters’ does not mean that economists are lost,” Potiowsky said in describing the session. “Lessons since the Great Depression have taught us what not to do when faced with an economic meltdown. Unfortunately, ‘what not to do’ does not necessarily mean we know ‘what to do,’ so we’ve thrown everything and the kitchen sink at this recession.

“The question now is, ‘How’s it going?’ Our conversation will be about our economy, the process of recovery, and whether people will continue to play the lottery.”

Potiowsky is on leave from Portland State University, where he was professor and chair of the economics department. He works in the Office of Economic Analysis, responsible for developing and disseminating quarterly state economic and demographic forecasts and estimating general-fund revenue for the state. He also presents at conferences in the areas of macroeconomics and forecasting.

Potiowsky is a member of the American Economics Association, the Western Economic Association, and the National Association for Business Economics. He also serves on the board for the Oregon Council on Economic Education.

Registration for the event is available at The fee is $20, which includes a continental breakfast. Payment must be received by Monday, March 8.

The Grand Hotel at Bridgeport is located at 7265 S.W. Hazel Fern Road, in Tigard.

George Fox’s School of Business offers three graduate degrees: an 11-month Full-Time MBA program, a 26-month Part-Time MBA program, and a Doctor of Business Administration degree.

George Fox University is ranked by Forbes as one of the top 100 colleges in the country and highest among Christian colleges. George Fox is the only Christian university in the Pacific Northwest classified by U.S. News & World Report as a national university. More than 3,300 students attend classes on the university’s campus in Newberg, Ore., and at teaching centers in Portland, Salem, and Redmond, Ore., and Boise, Idaho. George Fox offers bachelor’s degrees in more than 40 majors, degree-completion programs for working adults, five seminary degrees, and 12 master’s and doctoral degrees.

Darla Norgren
George Fox School of Business


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