‘Tis the season for many companies to have accurate projections for the future. That’s why we present annually the Lawrence R. Klein Award for Blue Chip Accuracy. Hear Professor of Economics Lee McPheters announce the 2016 recipient and share the winner’s 2017 predictions.

Dennis Hoffman, speaking at the Economic Club of Phoenix first monthly luncheon of the 2016-2017 season, said the headwinds for the next president: Aging baby boomers are one cause for the declining labor force participation rates.

For the first monthly Economic Club of Phoenix luncheon of the 2016-2017 season, the keynote speaker was Jason Clemens, executive vice president of the Fraser Institute. He shared about Canada's pre-reform days and its 1990s era of restructuring, as well as the country's reform results.

For anyone who fondly remembers Arizona’s boom times, economists have a new message: Even though 2016 might well shape up as the state’s best year in 10 years, it’s time to get used to rates of much slower growth.

Arizona-based LifeLock Inc. provides proactive identity theft protection services for consumers and identity risk and credit worthiness assessment for enterprises. At the Economic Club of Phoenix on Feb. 16, CEO-elect Hilary Schneider commented on privacy and security issues for individuals and companies, as well as on the growing mass of data collected by firms, and the implications for privacy and security.