Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago Senior Economist and Economic Advisor William Strauss presented the consensus economic outlook using the forecasts of thirty-five academic and business economists. The forecasters predict the economic expansion will continue into 2004, having its best year since 1999. Chief economists and senior executives from the auto, banking, machinery, and steel industries provided an outlook on their sector. Notable researchers and strategists discussed fiscal policy and international trade.
Seventeenth Economic Outlook Symposium
Charles L. Evans
Senior Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
William Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Carl Tannenbaum, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, LaSalle Banks/ABN AMRO N.A.
Vehicle Sales Outlook
David Teolis, Senior Economist for North America, General Motors Corporation
Robert J. DiCianni, Marketing Manager, Ispat Inland Inc.
William A. Testa, Vice President of Regional Programs, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Donald Hanson, Manager, Technology, Economic Development and Policy Program Argonne National Laboratory
Heavy Machinery Outlook
Don Johnson, Caterpillar Inc.