Associate Director & Chief Program Officer of Georgia Council on Economic Education
Leila Bengali is a Regional Policy Economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco. She focuses on regional issues and studies the variation in economic outcomes across regions and demographic groups. Previously, she was an economist for the UCLA Anderson Forecast, where she focused on modeling the California economy and analyzing state policy issues. Leila has conducted research and published on topics in labor economics and housing markets.
Saturday Oct. 15 - 11:10am - 11:45am (35 min)
Robert Rich is the director of the Center for Inflation Research and a senior economic and policy advisor in the Research Department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. Dr. Rich specializes in research related to macroeconomics and forecasting. He has published articles on a variety of topics, including the dynamics of price and wage inflation, the expectations formation process, the duration of labor contracts, the estimation of trend productivity growth, and coincident and leading indexes of regional economic activity.
Saturday Oct. 15 - 09:00am - 09:45am (45 min)
A 2012 Georgia Economics Teacher of the Year, Chris Cannon has been a teacher since 2002, teaching economics at Morrow High School in Clayton County, Sandy Creek High School, and McIntosh High Schools in Fayette County. Chris served as the Social Studies Program Specialist at the Georgia Department of Education from 2006-2008 and was also a Teacher in Residence at GCEE in 2015.
Saturday Oct. 15 - 10:20am - 10:45am (25 min)
Megan is a passionate economics educator with 17 years of classroom experience. She holds master’s degrees in Teaching and Teacher Education as well as Economics and Entrepreneurship for Educators.
Saturday Oct. 15 - 09:45am - 10:10am (25 min)
After reading his first economics textbook in a single weekend, Joshua went on to obtain a B.A. in Applied Economics from Idaho State University. He relocated with his family to Southern California to pursue graduate studies at Cal State Fullerton, which he is due to complete this fall. During his time there he worked as a graduate assistant for the Center for Economic Education and gained a taste for expanding others’ understanding of economic and personal finance principles and concepts as well as apply it in their lives to their own success.
Saturday Oct. 15 - 10:45am - 11:10am (25 min)