The economist that seems to be on every politicians speed dial won’t be attending Thursday’s “Economic Summit” at the Connecticut Convention Center.
Mark Zandi, chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, has been called to Washington D.C. to testify before Congress as President Obama’s jobs plan seems to have finally met Republican opposition in less than a month.
Zandi will be replaced on the agenda by Steven G. Cochrane, managing director of Moody’s Analytics, who will join the summit by video conference. Cochrane oversees the U.S. regional forecasting service and edits the Regional Financial Review, the firm’s monthly publication that analyzes U.S. macro, regional, industry and international trends.
The “Economic Summit” is part of Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s effort to help spur job creation in the state, which has lost jobs for the past 22 years.