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Hankin Distinquished Lecture Series

Hankin Distinguished Lecture Series was established in 2006 in honor of the late Bernard Hankin. World-class speakers are invited to the Pennsylvania State University to address students and faculty. This year's Hankin Distinquished Lecturer was Dr. David Seiders.

Dr. David F. Seiders is Chief Economist and Senior Staff Vice President at the National Association of Home Builders. In this capacity, Dr. Seiders is responsible for NAHB’s forecasts of housing and economic trends, survey research, and analysis of markets for building materials and construction labor as well as government policies that affect the housing sector of the economy. Dr. Seiders writes several regular columns on housing and the economy, and he appears regularly in the print and broadcast media. He is a member of a variety of economic forecasting panels, including Blue Chip and Consensus Economics, as well as the exclusive Conference of Business Economists. He has testified before Congress and federal regulatory agencies on monetary and fiscal policy, banking and housing policy issues. Prior to joining NAHB in 1984, Dr. Seiders was a Senior Economist at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington. In 1981-82, he was the Chief Policy Analyst for Housing Finance with President Reagan’s Commission on Housing. Mr. Seiders received a BA degree in Economics, with highest honors, from LaSalle College in Philadelphia, and he holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Pennsylvania State University. He has taught undergraduate economics and housing policy at the graduate level.



Residential Construction Program
Housing Certificate program
Undergraduate scholarhips in Residential Construction
J. Roger Glunt Graduate Fellowship in Residential Construction
National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) - Student Chapter
Pennsylvania Housing Research Center