Renowned economist kicking off Good Morning Livingston series

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Now that the United States has cleared the fiscal cliff and is rushing headlong into battle over the debt ceiling, Good Morning Livingston kicks off the New Year with a program on state and national economic trends, featuring one of the nation’s most renowned economic experts.

Robert Dye
Robert Dye

Robert Dye, senior vice president and chief economist at Comerica Bank, is the featured speaker at the first Good Morning Livingston program of 2013, which begins at 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at Crystal Gardens-Livingston, 5768 E. Grand River Ave. in Howell.

“We’re thrilled to have such a renowned economic expert back to talk about economic trends, especially now, when we are all so focused on what’s happening in the U.S. economy,” said Pat Convery, president of the Howell Area Chamber of Commerce.

Dye leads the economics department and provides commentary and research to Comerica and its clients. He was formerly senior vice president and senior economist for PNC Financial Services Group. Previously, he served as vice president and economist at Realpoint, and senior economist for Moody’s Economy.com and Wharton Econometrics.

Dye is a member of the National Association of Business Economics and past president of the Economic Club of Pittsburgh. A graduate of Marietta College, he earned a bachelor’s degree in petroleum engineering. He holds a master’s degree in natural resources from Ball State University and a doctorate in energy management and policy from University of Pennsylvania. Dye can be followed on Twitter @Comerica_Econ.

To R.S.V.P. for the Jan. 8 Good Morning Livingston, contact the chamber at 517.546.3920 or e-mail at chamber@howell.org. The cost is $20 for members; $25 at the door; and $30 for non-members.