Nineteenth Economic Outlook Symposium

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago hosted its nineteenth annual Economic Outlook Symposium on Friday, December 2, 2005. As the agenda indicated, some very high caliber speakers discussed the major sectors of the economy and made their forecasts on economic activity for 2006. Chief economists and senior executives from the banking, auto, steel, housing and machinery industries provided their perspectives.


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12/02/05
9:00 AM
Welcome
Consensus Outlook
William Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Banking/Consumer Outlook
Diane Swonk, Senior Managing Director and Chief Economist, Mesirow Financial
Vehicle Sales Outlook
Van Jolissaint, Chief Economist, DaimlerChrysler Corporation
Steel Outlook
Robert J DiCianni, Marketing Manager, Mittal Steel
12:00 PM
Lunch
Housing Outlook
David Berson, Chief Economist, Fannie Mae
Long-Term Auto Outlook in a Global Context
Michael Robinet, Vice President
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Heavy Machinery Outlook
Frank E Manfredi, President, Manfredi & Associates
4:00 PM
Closing Remarks

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 Background Information


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