Feb 2022 Conference

Economic Forecasting Conference Webinar

Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Time: 9:15am – 11:45am.
Location: ONLINE via Webex


  • Michael Drury,
    • Chief Economist,  McVEAN Trading & Investments, LLC
  • Juliette Tennert,
    • Senior Advisor, Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute
    • David Eccles School of Business,The University of Utah
  • Rajeev Dhawan,
    • Professor & Director,  Economic Forecasting Center
    • J. Mack Robinson College of Business

Conference Program


9:15 a.m. Welcome & Housekeeping
9:20 a.m. Words of Welcome

Richard Phillips
J.Mack Robinson College of Business

9:25 a.m Chin-flation – how are supply chains doing?

Much of the inflationary pressure in the US is from goods generated from import supply chains – mainly in Asia, but critically from Europe as well.
How are developments abroad affecting US prices and do they negate the impact of US monetary and fiscal policy?

Michael Drury
Chief Economist
McVEAN Trading & Investments, LLC


9:45 a.m Economic Resilience in Utah

The Utah economy quickly rebounded from the early 2020 COVID-19 shock, bucking the national trend. Juliette Tennert, Utah’s former state economist and state budget director will discuss the fundamentals that underpin Utah’s economic strength and some of the challenges to future growth.

Juliette Tennert
Senior Advisor
Kem C. Gardner Policy Institute
David Eccles School of Business
The University of Utah

10:05 a.m. Q & A for speakers
10:15 a.m. Break
10:30 a.m. Economic Outlook Update
(Nation & Georgia)

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 the industry in Georgia. He will discuss, in particular, the implications for residential and commercial real estate in the Atlanta Metro Region.

Rajeev Dhawan
Zwerner Chair of Economic Forecasting
& Director
Economic Forecasting Center
J. Mack Robinson College of Business

11:30 a.m. Q & A and Concluding Remarks
11:45 a.m. Adjourn