June 2016 Meeting Minutes

Meeting Minutes

June 17, 2016

  • Chapter Officer Election Results given. Watch email.
  • Summer get together was suggested. More information to follow.
  • Treasurer’s report given:
    1. Checking        $ 9,410
    2. Savings $ 4,730

Motion to adjourn made and seconded.

Theresa Zeidler-Shonat introduced our guest speaker:

Rebecca Neumann, PhD

US Macroeconomic Challenges: Productivity, Innovation, and Financial Development

Rebecca Neumann is an Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee.  She is also the Director of Undergraduate Studies for the Department of Economics, a role in which she has significant contact with both undergraduate students and graduate students responsible for teaching in the undergraduate program.  Rebecca holds a BA from Bond University in Australia and an MS in Finance from the University of Arizona.  She earned her PhD in Economics from the University of Colorado in 2000 and has made UWM and Milwaukee her home since then.  She has a passion for educating students at all levels on macroeconomics,  money and banking, international finance, and personal finance.  Her research interests center around international finance with an infusion of productivity, financial development and the use of financial markets, financial integration, and the impact of fiscal and monetary policy.

A recent paper “How National and International Financial Development Affect Industrial R&D” (with Keith E. Maskus and Tobias Seidel, published in the European Economic Review) is an empirical study of how industry level Research and Development spending is affected by the development of both national and international financial markets.  Her current research examines how patent protection and financial development may jointly influence innovation.  Other projects focus on what drives foreign direct investment flows and how these may interact with other international capital flows such as remittances.  Rebecca has earned two Fulbright grants, one at Georg-August University, in Göttingen, Germany, in Summer 2005 and one at the University of Economics, Bratislava, Slovak Republic, in Summer 2013.  Rebecca is also a regular volunteer with Make A Difference – Wisconsin, providing financial literacy education to Milwaukee area teens.

Rebecca will present a summary of the state of the macro economy and issues regarding productivity, innovation, and financial development.

You can learn more about Rebecca here: http://uwm.edu/economics/people/neumann-rebecca/

Wisconsin Chapter of the American society of Appraisers


Respectfully Submitted,

Carol Busch, ASA

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