Sixteenth Annual Economic Outlook Symposium

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.


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12/03/04
9:00 AM
Welcome
Charles L. Evans
Senior Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Consensus Outlook
William Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Banking/Consumer Outlook
Diane Swonk, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Bank One Corporation
Vehicle Sales Outlook
Van Jolissaint, Corporate Economist, DaimlerChrysler
Heavy Truck Outlook
Ken Vieth, Senior Partner and General Manager, A.C.T. Research Co., LLC
12:00 PM
Lunch
The Economic Outlook: Small Business
William Dunkelberg, Chief Economist, National Federation of Independent Business
Housing Outlook
David Berson, Vice President and Chief Economist, Fannie Mae
Machinery Outlook
Frank Manfredi, Manfredi & Associates

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