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Sept. 10, 2004

Federal Reserve Bank Economist to Speak at Business Luncheon

Tobias C. Madden, a regional economist at the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis, will speak at the UW-River Falls College of Business and Economics second annual Alumni Luncheon on Sept. 16 at the Holiday Inn East in St. Paul.

Madden's presentation "The Economic Outlook" begins at 11:30 a.m. and is open to the public. Cost is $17.50; tickets are available at the door.

Prior to working with the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis, Madden spent five years at TCF Financial Corp. in investments and management reporting. He also worked for five years at Ernst and Young as a senior consultant in the financial services industry group. In 1995, Madden joined the Federal Reserve Bank in the automated clearing area as a management analyst.

As a regional economist in the public affairs department of the Federal Reserve Bank, Madden writes for bank publications and frequently speaks on the district economy. Additionally, he is active in the bankÕs economic education program. A certified public accountant and a certified management accountant, Madden also serves as president of the Minnesota Economic Association and is on the Board of the Institute for Financial Economics.

Madden is a native of Minnesota who received a bachelorÕs degree in accounting and a masterÕs degree in finance from the University of Minnesota. He is currently working on his doctorate degree in applied economics at the University of Minnesota.

For more information, contact Lori Clark at 715/425-3335 or


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