Twenty-First Annual Economic Outlook Symposium

On November 30, 2007, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted its twenty-first annual Economic Outlook Symposium. High-caliber speakers discussed the major sectors of the economy and made their forecasts on economic activity for 2008. In addition to the keynote academic speaker, chief economists and senior executives from the banking, auto, steel and machinery industries provided their perspectives.

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11/30/07
8:30 AM
Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM
Welcome
Daniel G Sullivan, Senior Vice President and Director of Economic Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
9:00 AM
Consensus Outlook
William Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
9:00 AM
Banking/Housing Outlook
Diane Swonk, Senior Managing Director and Chief Economist, Mesirow Financial
10:15 AM
Break
10:30 AM
Automotive Outlook

 

Paul Ballew, Senior Vice President, Consumer Insight and Analytics, Nationwide Insurance Formerly Executive Director, Global Market and Industry Analysis, Senior Vice President, Consumer Insight and Analytics, Nationwide Insurance Formerly Executive Director, Global Market and Industry Analysis, General Motors Corporation
10:30 AM
Steel Industry Outlook
Robert DiCianni, Marketing Manager, ArcelorMittal
12:00 PM
Lunch
12:45 PM
Consumer Outlook
Richard Curtin, Director of Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers, University of Michigan
1:45 PM
Break
2:00 PM
Heavy Machinery Outlook
Frank Manfredi, President, Manfredi and Associates
2:45 PM
Closing Remarks

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 Background Information


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