Economics forum in November will include group of Saint Martin's students

Tuesday, October 21, 2003

Lacey - A contingent of Saint Martin’s students will attend “Economics Beyond the Textbook and Classroom,” a student forum on the relevance of economics in the real world, Nov. 6 and 7 at Tacoma.

The forum, sponsored by Washington State University, Puyallup, and the Frank Russell Co., is designed for students planning careers as economists and for those interested in such business and government jobs as financial analysts, trade specialists, real estate brokers, urban or regional planners and other economics-related areas.

The two-day forum, which will be at the Best Western Hotel and Conference Center, Fife, will feature presentations by economists, business professionals and government analysts. It also will give students an opportunity to talk with some of the leading economists and financial analysts in the region and nation. Held in tandem with the Northwest Economic Outlook Symposium, the forum also gives undergraduates an opportunity to be at the Northwest’s only annual conference of economic forecasters.

Last year, 145 students from 11 colleges and universities, including a group from Saint Martin’s, participated in the forum.

For more information:

Riley Moore, assistant prof., finance
Business and economics department
360-438-4511 or

Deanna Partlow
Media coordinator/senior editor