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Last Updated: 12/4/2017

Economic Outlook Symposium

Economic Outlook Symposium 2017

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago held its Thirty-First Annual Economic Outlook Symposium at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. The symposium focused on the forces shaping the U.S. economy as it enters 2018.

A press release and a Chicago Fed Letter summarizing the symposium is available.

Friday, 12/01/17
8:30 AM
Registration & Continental Breakfast
9:00 AM
Welcome & Opening Remarks
William Testa, Vice President and Director of Regional Programs, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
9:05 AM
Consensus Outlook
William Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
9:30 AM
Consumer and Banking Outlook
Diane Swonk, CEO and Founder, DS Economics
10:15 AM
10:30 AM
Automotive Outlook
Yen Chen, Senior Industry Economist, Center for Automotive Research (CAR)
11:15 AM
Steel Industry Outlook
Robert Dicianni, Manager, Market & Analysis, ArcelorMittal USA
12:00 PM
1:15 PM
Illinois Fiscal Condition: How bad is it and what can be done about it?
Rick Mattoon, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
2:15 PM
Heavy Machinery Outlook
Eli Lustgarten, President, ESL Consultants Inc.
3:00 PM
Closing Remarks
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