Freaks and Geeks

TU’s RESI to host 11th annual Economic Outlook Conference

TOWSON, Md. (Jan. 10, 2007)—Discover the world of “Freakonomics” at the 2007 Economic Outlook Conference, on Friday, February 9, from 8 a.m.–2 p.m. at the Sheraton Columbia Hotel in Columbia, Md.

Stephen Dubner, co-author of New York Times bestseller, “Freakonomics,” will deliver the keynote address, discussing the riddles of everyday life and drawing conclusions that turn conventional wisdom on its head.

The conference, presented by Towson University’s RESI, brings together hundreds of the region’s business executives, economic development professionals and government leaders for entertaining and informative exchanges. This year’s theme is “Bloomers and Boomers in Our Workplace.”

Dr. Daraius Irani, Director of Applied Economic at RESI, will present a comprehensive overview of Maryland's economic performance, ranging from industry activity to labor and housing market developments. Dr. Irani's presentation will showcase RESI's 2007 forecast for Maryland's economy and will reveal the ways in which emerging national trends are likely to affect Maryland in the coming year.

During the economic facts and projections session, conference participants will gain information on the regional economy as well as insight into the current and long-term economic trends that will affect businesses in 2007 and beyond.

  • Find out how the housing market will affect you and your employees.
  • Learn how the costs of fuel will impact your life and your plans for business expansion.
  • Find out which types of Maryland businesses will be most successful in the future.

Seating is limited. Registration and additional information can be found at the 2007 Economic Outlook Conference Web site,

To partner with Towson University call 1-877-TU-LINK-4U or e-mail


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