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Program and Presentations

The University of Michigan’s

70th Annual Economic Outlook Conference

November 17–18, 2022

Rackham Building at the University of Michigan
915 East Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Click HERE for a printable version of the conference program

8:30am   Registration
8:45am Continental Breakfast

Session I

Presiding: Gabriel Ehrlich, Director, RSQE
9:30am Welcome and Introductions
  John Leahy, Chair, Department of Economics
  The U.S. Economic Outlook for 2023–2024
  Daniil Manaenkov, U.S. Forecast Lead, RSQE
  Consumer Sentiment in an Uncertain Economy
  Joanne Hsu, Director, University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers
  Prospects for the U.S. Labor Market
  Julia Pollak, Chief Economist, ZipRecruiter
12:15pm Lunch

Session II

Presiding: Michael McWilliams, Senior Economist, RSQE
1:30pm The Automotive Industry in a Time of Flux 
  Emily Kolinski Morris, Chief Economist, Ford Motor Company
  Prospects for Taming Inflation
  Michael Horrigan, President, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research
  The Global Economic Outlook
  Robin Brooks, Managing Director and Chief Economist, Institute for International Finance

Session III

Banquet at the Graduate Ann Arbor's Regency Ballroom

Presiding: Gabriel Ehrlich, Director, RSQE
6:00pm  Social Hour
6:45pm Dinner
7:45pm  Special Presentation: The Midterm Elections and the Economy
  Rick Pluta, Senior Capitol Correspondent, Michigan Public Radio Network

8:30am Continental Breakfast

Session IV

Presiding: George Fulton, Director Emeritus, RSQE
9:30am The Michigan Economic Outlook for 2023–2024
  Gabriel Ehrlich, Director, RSQE
  Michigan's Demographic Trajectory: Trends and Opportunites
  Eric W. Lupher, President, Citizen's Research Council of Michigan
  The Housing Market Heading into 2023
  David Berson, Chief Economist, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company (Retired)
  The Outlook for the Global Energy Market
  Lutz Kilian, Senior Economic Policy Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas 
12:30pm Lunch