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Late last year, the University of Illinois Press in conjunction with the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations published “Global Chicago,” a book that depicts the city of Chicago as a global city. William Testa contributed chapter two of the book, which is entitled “A City Reinvents Itself” and focuses on the role of the global economy in Chicago.

Testa is vice president and director of regional programs in the research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

He has written widely in the area of economic development programs, the Midwest economy and state-local public finance. He directed a comprehensive long-term study and forecast of the Midwest economy entitled “Assessing the Midwest Economy: Looking Back For the Future” and has fashioned a series of conferences on school reform.

Testa also serves in an advisory or director capacity to a variety of professional journals, non-profit organizations and economic development initiatives in the Midwest. Currently, Testa and his co-workers are midway through an analysis of the prospects for manufacturing in the Midwest.

Prior to joining the Chicago Fed in 1982, Testa was a visiting faculty member in the economics department at Tulane University in New Orleans and a graduate research fellow at the Academy for Contemporary Problems in Columbus, Ohio.

A native of Cleveland, Testa received his doctorate in economics from Ohio State University in 1981.


In part three of a three-part Q&A, Testa sat down with international expert Michael Muth to discuss cautionary but hopeful prospects for Chicago. 3 May, 2005


In part two of a three-part Q&A, Testa sat down with international expert Michael Muth to discuss the pros and cons of Chicago as a business center. 26 April, 2005


In part one of a three-part Q&A, Testa sat down with international expert Michael Muth to discuss shifts in company headquarters, export successes and the pros and cons of companies relocating to Chicago. 19 April, 2005


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