U-M will host 65th annual Economic Outlook Conference

November 3, 2017
Greta Guest


DATE: 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 16; 8 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 17, 2017

EVENT: University of Michigan economic forecasters share what’s ahead for the U.S. and Michigan economies over the next four years at the 65th annual Economic Outlook Conference.

On Thursday, the conference focuses on the outlook for the U.S. economy, including sessions on consumer spending, household income distribution, the current housing bubble, mortgage lending and the infrastructure crisis.

Philip Power, founder and chairman of the Center for Michigan, delivers a keynote talk Thursday evening on the country’s looming crisis of governance and its implications for the economy.

On Friday, attention turns to the Michigan economic outlook, challenges facing the state budget and building tomorrow’s workforce. The forecast looks at NAFTA as well.

Speakers include Gabriel Ehrlich, director of the Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics in U-M’s Department of Economics; Claudia Sahm of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors; Kevin Perese of the Congressional Budget Office; David Berson of Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co.; and Charles Marohn of Strong Towns.

Join the conversation on Twitter: #UMForecast.

PLACE: Rackham Building, 915 E. Washington St., Ann Arbor

INFORMATION: myumi.ch/6wArN

MEDIA: RSVP with Greta Guest to register.