The Fermanian Business and Economic Institute at Point Loma Nazarine University has only published three reports so far, but all of them have caused something of a stir.
First, there was a study on the economic impact of military construction spending, then a look at the cost of different potential sources of water supply for San Diego County, and the third was an analysis of the economic potential of biomimicry.
The woman largely behind the reports is Lynn Reaser, who spent a career as a banking economist before moving to San Diego last year to head up the fledgling institute. Reaser said the institute aims to provide thorough, objective analysis and potential solutions to sectors that either haven’t been studied, or haven’t been studied in this manner.
Dec. 13, 2012 -- George Chamberlin and Dr. Lynn Reaser, chief economist at Point Loma Nazarene University's Fermanian Business & Economic Institute, discuss San Diego's economic outlook, the Federal Reserve board's recent meeting and more.