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Program and Presentations

The University of Michigan’s

71st Annual Economic Outlook Conference

November 16–17, 2023

Rackham Building at the University of Michigan
915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109

Thursday, November 16

8:30am   Registration
8:45am Continental Breakfast
  John Leahy, Chair, Department of Economics

Session I

Presiding: Saul Hymans, Director Emeritus, RSQE
  The U.S. Economic Outlook for 2024–2025

Daniil Manaenkov, U.S. Forecast Lead, RSQE

Here is the corresponding PDF file of our presentation at RSQE's 71st Annual Economic Outlook Conference.

  Consumer Finances and the Outlook for Consumer Spending

Daniel Cooper, Vice President, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

A PDF file of Daniel's presentation can be found here.

  Why Is Consumer Sentiment So Weak if the Economy Is So Strong?
  Joanne Hsu, Director, University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers
12:15pm Lunch

Session II

Presiding: Michael McWilliams, Senior Economist, RSQE
1:30pm Automotive Industry Structure and the EV Transition

Mark Barrott, Partner, Automotive/Mobility Practice Leader, Plante Moran

A PDF file of Mark's presentation can be found here.

  The Residential and Commercial Real Estate Markets in 2024
  David Berson, Chief US Economist, Cumberland Advisors
  The Long-Term Budget Outlook Under Alternative Scenarios for the Economy and the Budget
  Molly Dahl, Chief, Long-Term Analysis Unit, Congressional Budget Office
  Where Do BLS Statistics Come From? A Day in the Life of a Field Economist
  Jason Palmer, Darius Dunn, and Catherine Hanusa, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Kristin Miller, Michigan Center for Data and Analytics

A PDF file of Jason's presentation can be found here.


Dinner at Zingerman's Greyline

6:30pm Networking and Casual Dinner

Friday, November 17

8:30am Continental Breakfast

Session III

Presiding: George Fulton, Director Emeritus, RSQE
9:30am The Michigan Economic Outlook for 2024–2025

Gabriel Ehrlich, Director, RSQE

Here is the corresponding PDF file of our presentation at RSQE's 71st Annual Economic Outlook Conference.

  The Economic Outlook: The Perspective from the Midwest

Leslie McGranahan, Senior Vice President: Regional Analysis and Community Development, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

A PDF file of Leslie's presentation can be found here.

  Michigan’s Population: Past Trends & Potential Futures
  Alan Leach, Demographer, Michigan Center for Data and Analytics
  Strategies to Improve Michigan's Population Trajectory

Hilary Doe, Chief Growth Officer, State of Michigan

A PDF file of Hilary's presentation can be found here.

12:45pm Lunch


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