2019 Economic Forecast Luncheon

National and local speakers unveil what’s in store for the year ahead


TEMPE, Ariz. (Nov. 25, 2019) — The U.S. economic outlook is healthy, according to the key economic indicators. Will it remain steady in 2020? With risks — particularly tariffs on Chinese imports, Fed moves, and potential budget and debt-ceiling standoffs — looming larger, a slowdown looks more likely. Top experts will share their predictions for the state and nation at the Valley’s largest and most trusted economic forecasting event on Dec. 11, 2019.

About 1,000 people are expected to attend the 56th annual Economic Forecast Luncheon.


  • Robert J. Barro, Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics at Harvard University
  • Bart Hobijn, professor of economics at the W. P. Carey School of Business, ASU
  • Lee R. McPheters, research professor of economics and director of the JPMorgan Chase Economic Outlook Center, W. P. Carey School of Business, and editor of the Arizona and Western Blue Chip Economic Forecast publications

When: Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2019 Luncheon from 11:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m.

Where: Phoenix Convention Center — West Ballroom
100 N. 3rd St., Phoenix
Southeast corner of second and Monroe streets

Register: wpcarey.asu.edu/efl

All three economists are available for media opportunities prior to the day of the event. Reporters and photojournalists interested in attending the Economic Forecast Luncheon are asked to RSVP in advance by emailing Shay Moser at shay.moser@asu.edu.

About the W. P. Carey School of Business
The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is one of the top-ranked business schools in the United States. The school is internationally regarded for its research productivity and its distinguished faculty members, including a Nobel Prize winner. Students come from more than 100 countries and W. P. Carey is represented by alumni in over 160 countries. Visit wpcarey.asu.edu.

For more information, contact:
Kim Steinmetz, ASU
W. P. Carey School of Business
480-965-5464, kim.steinmetz@asu.edu

Shay Moser, ASU
W. P. Carey School of Business
480-965-3963, shay.moser@asu.edu

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