Fred Carstensen, professor of Economics.

UCONN economist Fred V. Carstensen, director of the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis, will speak at the Kiwanis Club of Wilton lunch this Wednesday, Oct. 5. He will discuss the state of Connecticut’s economy.

Prior to Carstensen’s talk, past president Ray Moskow will lead the induction of the Club’s 2016-2017 officers.

Professor Carstensen has been at UConn since 1982, and was appointed a professor at UConn School of Business in 2012. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin in 1966 and his PhD in Economics from Yale in 1976.

“He is uniquely qualified to comment on Connecticut’s economic future,” writes Kiwanis member Paul Hannah.

The Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis, which Carstensen heads, has completed over 125 economic impact studies for state agencies, municipalities, foundations and businesses in the last 20 years. Its studies have included a comprehensive assessment of local tax burden, segmented by income level and household type; and a translation of amenity values such as that provided by cultural institutions, into money equivalents to provide a meaningful measure of economic impact.

The Kiwanis Club meets every Wednesday 12-1:30 p.m. for lunch at the Episcopal Presbyterian complex on New Canaan Rd.. For more information about attending the Kiwanis lunch, contact Bud Taylor at 203.354.0208.