Chase Manhattan Bank said its chief economist, Irwin Kellner, will take early retirement effective March 1.

The parent Chase Manhattan Corp. last month hired John Lispky of Salomon Brothers as its own chief economist

Mr. Kellner, 58, had been with Chemical Bank, which Chase aquired, and with Manufacturers Hanover Trust, which Chemical had bought.

He will now operate his own consulting firm; the bank said its middle- market banking group would be his first client.

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