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AUBER Roundtable – The U.S. Economic Outlook During Covid-19 Times: FOMO Transitions into FOGO

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Is the Fear Of Missing Out Transitioning into the Fear of Going Out?

From stay-at-home orders and quarantines to record unemployment and business closures, the coronavirus pandemic has changed our world over the past few months. Of course, everyone is wondering what the economic impact will be from Covid-19, and in many cases, economists and researchers are called upon by policymakers, media, and government agencies to answer that question.

AUBER recently hosted a roundtable on the U.S. economic outlook, featuring Rajeev Dhawan, Zwerner Chair of Economic Forecasting and director of the Economic Forecasting Center at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University.  Dhawan addressed a few of the issues below:

  1. Can the Fall travel season be saved?
  2. Will deflation be followed by inflation or vice versa?
  3. Is the 10-year bond rate heading for 2.0%? When?
  4. What do the above 3 questions mean for the shape of the recovery?

Featured Speaker: Rajeev Dhawan, Zwerner Chair of Economic Forecasting and director of the Economic Forecasting Center at the J. Mack Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University,

Welcome: AUBER President Patrick Barkey, director at the University of Montana Bureau of Business and Economic Research

Moderator: Richard Wobbekind, associate dean for Business & Government Relations and senior economist and faculty director of the Business Research Division at the University of Colorado Boulder

AUBER’s next roundtable – “Regional Economic Forecasting: How Has Covid-19 Impacted Tourism in Colorado, Florida, and Nevada?” –  is scheduled for June 18 at 3 p.m. EST.

June 11, 2020

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