City Honors Retired SDPD Official, Professor

Channel 10 News -- The other honoree, University of San Diego professor Alan Gin, has been issuing his monthly Index of Leading Economic Indicators for San Diego County for 20 years. The index tracks changes in different sectors of the regional economy.

Councilwoman Lorie Zapf called Gin the "go-to guy" on economics.

"I'm pleased that the index has become accepted, that it's a useful tool for people in government, in the business community and nonprofits," Gin said. "I don't know if I'll make another 20 years, but we'll see how long I can keep this going."

Gin, on the USD faculty since 1988, has been a primary source for the local media on economic stories. He was voted "Professor of the Year" by graduate business students at USD in the 2002-03 academic year. (Full Story)

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