Join us for the 2020 Economic Forecast featuring
- Dr. Mark Melnik, Director, Economic and Public Policy Research at the Donahue Institute
- Mike Lauf, CEO Cape Cod Healthcare
- Mark Ells, Barnstable Town Manager
Learn about economic trends that will impact business and next year's opportunities and obstacles.
This year's esteemed speaking panel includes:
Mark Ells, Barnstable Town Manager
Mike Lauf, President and CEO, Cape Cod Healthcare
The keynote speaker for this event is Dr. Mark Melnik. Dr. Melnik is the Director of Economic and Public Policy Research at the UMass Donahue Institute. He also serves as Senior Managing Editor of MassBenchmarks, the journal on the Massachusetts economy.
Dr. Mark Melnik specializes in demographic, socio-economic, and labor market issues and leads a 15-person team working on variety of economic and public policy research projects informing clients in government, private industry, and the non-profit sectors. In his time at the Institute, Dr. Melnik has served as the principle-in-charge on projects with such clients as the Secretary of the Commonwealth, the Massachusetts Gaming Commission, the Boston Foundation, the City of Boston, the City of Cambridge, MassDOT, the New England Foundation for the Arts, MassEcon, MassDevelopment, the Boston Private Industry Council, the Massachusetts Department of Housing and Community Development, the Massachusetts Housing Partnership, and the MetroSouth Chamber of Commerce. In addition, Dr. Melnik serves as the Senior Managing Editor of MassBenchmarks, the journal of the Massachusetts economy published by the Instiute in cooperation with the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston.
He holds a doctorate in sociology from Northeastern University. His dissertation explored skill and credential mismatches in the greater Boston labor market. He received his master of arts from Northeastern University and his bachelor of arts from Youngstown State University, both in sociology.