University of Michigan to Host Economic Outlook Conference Nov. 16-17


Economic forecasters at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor will share their predictions for the U.S. and Michigan economies over the next four years during the 65th annual Economic Outlook Conference. Held at the Rackham Building on East Washington Street, the two-day conference will feature presentations on various national and local economic indicators.

On Thursday, the conference will focus on the overall 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, will deliver a keynote talk 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 the future workforce.

Speakers will 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.

Registration information can be found here.