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Whiteman Named Interim Director of Institute for Economic Research

Charles Whiteman, professor of economics and associate dean of the Tippie College of Business, has been named interim director of The University of Iowa's Institute for Economic Research. He replaces John Geweke, who has accepted a new research and teaching position in Australia.

The Institute for Economic Research serves as an advisory group to the Governor's Council of Economic Advisors and issues a quarterly forecast of Iowa income, employment, and state revenues developed using the latest advances in econometrics.

The forecasts are used by the state's Revenue Estimating Conference in determining the official prediction of the rate of growth of tax revenues for the coming two fiscal years.

A native of Atlantic, Iowa, Whiteman previously headed theinstitute from 1990 to 1997 and from 2003 to 2007.

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