August 2017 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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  • 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
J.Mack Robinson College of Business
8:40 a.m. Is the Auto Industry Downshifting?
Light vehicles set a record in 2016, however as we entered 2017 sales began to soften. Mr. Strauss will discuss the outlook for automotive sector. Special attention will be paid to market segments, prices, inventories, and production.
William 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
9:30 a.m

“Today’s Geography of Economic Development”

Newly-emerging economic drivers are changing the face of the geography of economic development. The Internet of Things (IoT), sustainability and technology are changing the expectations of businesses looking for the right locations for investment, innovation and workforce needs. Discover which industries are leading the trends in jobs and investment and learn how the state is meeting the demands of this changing environment.

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
Economic Forecasting Center
J. Mack Robinson College of Business
12:00 p.m. Q & A and Conclusion
12:15 p.m. Light Lunch & Networking