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State Economist Tom Potiowsky Resigns

Dr. Potiowsky will return to Portland State University.

Tom Potiowsky
State Economist Tom Potiowsky

(SALEM) - Dr. Tom Potiowsky has chosen to resign as State Economist, effective September 25th, to resume his career at Portland State University. Prior to becoming the State Economist in 1999, Potiowsky was Professor and Chair of the Economics Department.

Part of his work with the University will be to develop a plan to open a Business and Economic Research Center. Dr. Potiowsky will also partner with the economic consulting firm, ECONorthwest.

"I have learned a tremendous amount about our state economy, taxes, and politics," said Potiowsky. "I look forward to new challenges and bringing my knowledge back to the community through the university and consulting.

Dr. Dae Baek, Deputy State Economist, will step in as the Interim State Economist effective upon Potiowsky's departure. Currently Baek's responsibilities include providing the economic and revenue forecast for the State.

Prior to his position with the state, Baek was an Assistant Professor of Economics at Oregon State University. He received his Ph.D. in economics from Ohio State University.

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