Written by Tim Talley
Willimantic, Conn. - Fred Cartensen, director of the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis (CCEA) and professor of economics at the University of Connecticut (UConn), will present a lecture at Eastern Connecticut State University at 11 a.m. on Nov. 10 in the Paul E. Johnson Sr. Community Conference Room in the J. Eugene Smith Library. The presentation is part of the David T. Chase Free Enterprise Institute's Distinguished Lecture Series. The public is invited. Admission is free.
As director of the CCEA, Carstensen negotiates grants and contracts. In 2006, he contracted with the State of Connecticut to facilitate the Connecticut State Data Center. One of his biggest projects is raising $150,000 annually to support the publication of "The Connecticut Economy: A University of Connecticut Quarterly Review," a quarterly journal published by the Economics Department at UConn. Carstensen has successfully completed more than one hundred studies during his tenure with the CCEA.
Carstensen has authored and edited numerous books, articles and scholarly journals that cover topics ranging from the economic and political development of various countries to the history of American business. He is a current member of the Master Planning Advisory Committee at UConn and is a consulting editor for the Providence, a monthly lifestyle magazine.
Carstensen has a bachelor's degree in history from the University of Wisconsin, and received both his master's degree in economics and doctorate in history and economic history from Yale University.