Current Conference

Auto, Energy and Financial Outlook.

Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Auditorium @ Centennial Hall
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Georgia State University
100 Auburn Ave NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
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Speakers

  • Rajeev Dhawan,   Director, Economic Forecasting Center,  Georgia State University
  • William A. Strauss,  Senior Economist and Economic Advisor,  Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
  • Donald J. Rissmiller,  Partner, Vice Chairman & Chief Research Officer,  Strategas Research Partners
  • Anne H. Kaiser,   Vice President, Community and Economic Development, Georgia Power

Conference Program

8:00 a.m. Registration & Coffee
8:30 a.m. Words of Welcome Richard D. Phillips
Dean
J.Mack Robinson College of Business
8:40 a.m. Is the Auto Industry Downshifting?
William A. Strauss is a senior economist and economic advisor in the economic research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, which he joined in 1982. His chief responsibilities include analyzing the current performance of both the Midwest economy and the manufacturing sector for use in monetary policy. He organizes the Bank's Economic Outlook Symposium and Automotive Outlook Symposium. In addition, he conducts industrial and manufacturing roundtables throughout the year.
Willian A. Strauss
Senior Economist and Economic Advisor
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
9:05 a.m “It’s About Oil + China, Not Trump (Yet)"
A global nominal reacceleration has occurred, driven by oil prices and China stimulus. U.S. fiscal policy looks to pick up the baton next. We take stock of the current forecasts for nominal growth and the outlook into next year.
Donald J. Rissmiller
Partner and Vice Chairman
Strategas
9:30 a.m “Today’s Geography of Economic Development”
Anne Hydrick Kaiser serves as vice president of Community and Economic Development for Georgia Power, leading the company’s efforts to recruit new industry to Georgia and improve the marketability of communities throughout the state. The Department has been internationally recognized as one of the top economic development organizations in the world, bringing more than 121,000 new jobs and $24 billion in capital investment in the past decade.
Anne Hydrick Kaiser
Vice President, Community and Economic Development
Georgia Power
9:55 a.m. Q & A
10:10 a.m. Refreshments Break
10:30 a.m. Reconvene
10:40 a.m. Forecast of the Nation, State and Region
Rajeev Dhawan delivers his keynote presentation on the economic outlook of the United States, Georgia and the Atlanta Metro Region. Join us as he shares his views on the state of the global economy as well as employment and consumption trends and their impact on industry in Georgia. He will discuss, in particular, the implications for residential and commercial real estate in the Atlanta Metro Region.
Rajeev Dhawan
Director
Economic Forecasting Center
J. Mack Robinson College of Business
12:00 p.m. Q & A and Conclusion
12:15 p.m. Light Lunch & Networking