The Economic Impact of COVID-19 and What it Means Going Forward

April 29, 2020

Buffalo, NY – The Richard J. Wehle School of Business at Canisius University will present a live webinar on Tuesday, May 12 at 12:00 p.m. titled “The Economic Impact of Covid-19 and What it Means Going Forward.” The webinar is being hosted by Canisius University Professors of Economics George M. Palumbo, PhD and Julie Anna M. Golebiewski, PhD, both of whom are scholarly experts on the local, regional and national economies. Because the webinar is live, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions of Palumbo and Golebiewski. 

To register for the webinar, click here.

George M. Palumbo, PhD

A veteran professor of economics and finance, George Palumbo is also director of the MBA program at Canisius and co-author of Western New York Economic News.  The online newsletter is published three times per year.  It analyzes and forecasts economic trends in the Buffalo-Niagara metropolitan statistical area, and contrasts these trends with those in New York State and the nation. 



Julie Anna Golebiewski, PhD

Julie Anna Golebiewski is an assistant professor of economics at Canisius University and a contributor to Western New York Economic News. Her research interests are focused on the effects of government policy on the economic realities of those the policy impacts.  Prior to joining the faculty ranks at Canisius in 2015, Golebiewski worked as an economist in New York City and  New Mexico, forecasting economic conditions and tax revenues, estimating the fiscal impact of public policies, and analyzing economic data with an emphasis on employment and labor markets. She is a 2004 graduate of Canisius University and holds an MS and PhD in economics from the Maxwell School for Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University. 


The Department of Economics and Finance at Canisius University is housed within the Richard J. Wehle School of Business.  Considered Western New York’s premier private business school, the Wehle School is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).  Fewer than five percent of business schools, worldwide, have earned this accreditation, which is considered a symbol of the highest standard in business education.  In 2018, U.S. News & World Report ranked Canisius 7th out of 45 institutions on its list of Best Undergraduate Programs.  The ranking is based on peer reviews of small, private colleges and universities, nationally.

One of 27 Jesuit universities, Canisius is the premier private university in Western New York. Canisius celebrates its sesquicentennial anniversary during the 2019-20 academic year, marking 150 years of Jesuit education and leadership in the city of Buffalo and Western New York. Visit for more information about Canisius’ milestones and celebratory events.