November 2017 conference

Can Globalization Be Local?

Date: Wednesday, November 15, 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,  
    • Carl R. Zwerner Chair of Economic Forecasting
    • Director, Economic Forecasting Center,  Georgia State University
  • Stuart P.M. Mackintosh,  
    • Executive Director,  Group of Thirty
  • Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford,  
    • British Consulate General, Atlanta
  • David E. Altig,  
    • Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

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. “Globalization Under Threat? The Economic Outlook and Risks Ahead”
Dr. Mackintosh balances the narrative of ‘globalization in retreat’ with modest optimism over positive key indicators in major economies. He evaluates recent growth in Europe and identifies risks ahead for the global economy.
Stuart P.M. Mackintosh
Executive Director
Group of Thirty
9:05 a.m “The economics of Brexit”
The presentation will start by looking at some of the economic reasons that may have driven many UK voters to vote to leave the EU in June 2016. The presentation will then look at the performance of the UK economy since June 2016 and the prognosis for the rest of the year. It will then look at scenarios for the UK economy through Brexit under the different forms that it might take. It will conclude with some thoughts on the long term effects of Brexit on the UK economy.
Jeremy Pilmore-Bedford
British Consulate General
9:30 a.m “The Fed Outlook”
David Altig will discuss the outlook for U.S. growth, employment and inflation, and offer some reflections on what it may mean for Fed Policy.
David E. Altig
Executive Vice President and Director of Research
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
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
Carl R. Zwerner Chair of Economic Forecasting
Economic Forecasting Center
J. Mack Robinson College of Business
12:00 p.m. Q & A and Conclusion
12:15 p.m. Light Lunch & Networking