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Federal Reserve economist to speak on economic change in region (Released: 4/10/96)

by Renu Sehgal, Office of University Communications.

STORRS, Conn. -- A senior economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston will speak April 18 at the University of Connecticut's Hartford Metropolitan Issues Forum.

Yolanda Kodrzycki, who specializes in the New England economy, will speak at noon in the conference room of the Bank of Boston Connecticut building on 31 Pratt St. in Hartford. Her recent research has examined topics such as displaced workers, wage inequality and privatization decisions of local governments.

The Forum series is designed to provide a platform for discussing the most pressing problems confronting the metropolitan Hartford area. The lectures are sponsored by the Bank of Boston, the University of Connecticut's Urban Studies Program, the Urban Semester Program at the School of Social Work and the Institute for Public Service. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Kodrzycki is a member of the Board of Directors and chair of the Forecast Management Committee of the New England Economic Project. She also serves as an advisor to the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative and as a member of the Planning Committee for the reuse of the South Weymouth, Mass., Naval Air Station. Prior to joining the Fed in 1986, she taught at Amherst College. She is a graduate of Radcliffe College, and she earned her Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania.

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