Wednesday, August 25, 2010
“The Economic Redemption”
- Rajeev Dhawan, Economic Forecasting Center, Georgia State University
- Prakash Loungani, Advisor, IMF
- Paul Thomas, Chief Economist, Intel Corporation
- Raymond King, President and CEO, Zoo Atlanta
|8:00 a.m.||Registration & Breakfast|
|8:30 a.m.||Words of Welcome||Irene Duhaime
Senior Associate Dean
J. Mack Robinson College of
Georgia State University
|8:35 a.m.||Are we Headed for a Global Jobless Recovery? »
The global recession added over 20 million people to the ranks of the unemployed worldwide. How quickly will these people find jobs? The talk will present evidence on prospects for job creation in the U.S., Europe and major emerging markets. There is a strong risk of a jobless recovery in many countries, with grave implications for social welfare and political stability. The talk will discuss policy options to accelerate the recovery in jobs.
|9:00 a.m.||IT Demand and the Business Cycle »
The relatively mild recession of 2001 caused a stall in PC unit sales growth that lasted into 2002.After five good years of world economic and PC unit sales growth from 2003 to 2007, it was reasonable to expect an actual decline in unit PC sales during the severe world recession of 2008 and 2009. Yet, unit sales continued to grow during this recession.
|9:25 a.m.||Can the recession be seen in “play” at local cultural attractions? »
The prolonged economic downturn has obviously placed pressure on consumers’ discretionary income. The talk will explore what impact the recession has had on consumer spending at Atlanta cultural attractions. Furthermore, it will examine the impact the recession has had on philanthropic giving in general and in particular, for local cultural institutions.
President and CEO
|9:50 a.m.||Q & A|
|10:05 a.m.||Refreshments Break|
|10:30 a.m.||Forecast of the Nation, State and Region||Rajeev Dhawan
Economic Forecasting Center
J. Mack Robinson College of Business
Georgia State University
|11:40 a.m.||Q & A Conclusion|
|11:50 a.m.||Light lunch & Networking|
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