UConn Economist Fred V. Carstensen, director of the Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis, will speak at the Kiwanis lunch Wednesday, Oct. 5. Prior to the talk on Connecticut's economy, Past President Ray Moskow will lead the club in the induction of the 2016-2017 officers.

The Connecticut Center for Economic Analysis has completed more than 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.

Carstensen has been at UConn since 1982, and was appointed a professor in the UConn School of Business in 2012. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin in1966 and his Ph.D. in economics from Yale in 1976.

The Kiwanis Club meets at the Episcopal-Presbyterian complex on New Canaan Road from noon to 1:30. Guests are welcome but reservations are required. For more information, call Bud Taylor at 203-354-0208.