Economic forecaster and author at PTC Library Nov. 6


Clayton State University’s Peachtree City instructional site, Clayton State-Fayette, is co-sponsoring a presentation at the Peachtree City Library by Clayton State adjunct faculty member and author/economist Mark Rogers.

The presentation, entitled “Is the Recession Really Over? What’s Next?,” will begin at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6, in the Floy Farr Room.
A resident of Peachtree City, Rogers is the author of “The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Economic Indicators” (2009, Penguin Books). The book covers the how-to of market watching, major economic indicators for the U.S., and Fed Watching.

Rogers has extensive knowledge of how to track the U.S. economy, thanks to 19 years of experience as an economist and forecaster for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

He has also authored the nationally-recognized “Handbook of Key Economic Indicators, Second Edition” (McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing, 1998; Chinese edition, 1999).

He is currently senior U.S. economist for Econoday, providing current economic commentary on the Web for traders and investors.

“We are fortunate to have such an accomplished instructor who can bring his real life experience into the classroom,” says Dr. Kevin Demmitt, Clayton State’s associate provost for Extended Programs. “Mark has a gift for presenting complex ideas in a way that they can be understood by students taking their first course in economics.” 
Demmitt also notes that Rogers’ abilities in teaching first-time economics students has been particularly valuable in Clayton State’s thriving Dual Enrollment program that allows high school students to take Clayton State courses for both college and high school credit.

“Economics is required for high school graduation, so Mark’s economics course is a popular one for our Dual Enrollment students,” he notes.

The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit or call the Peachtree City Library at 770-631-2520.