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36th Annual Joseph M. Sulock Memorial Economic Crystal Ball Seminar with David W. Berson
April 15 @ 7:00 pm
UNC Asheville’s 36th annual Joseph M. Sulock Memorial Economic Crystal Ball Seminar will be held online at 7 p.m. on Thursday, April 15. Noted economist David W. Berson will make forecasts on the business and financial outlook for the coming year, taking account of new federal tax policies and Federal Reserve decisions about interest rates.
The seminar, sponsored by the UNC Asheville Department of Economics and Parsec Financial, will include a question-and-answer period at 8 p.m. The seminar, this year renamed in memory of is founder and chief organizer for the past 35 years, UNC Asheville Professor of Economics Joseph Sulock, is free and open to the public.
The economic outlook portion of the program will focus on inflation, employment, interest rates, the strength of the dollar and housing market. The financial outlook presentation will explore the implications of Federal Reserve policy for financial markets. Various investments will be addressed, with an emphasis on interest rates and the bond market.
Berson is senior vice president and chief economist for Nationwide Insurance, where his responsibilities involve leading a team of economists who act as internal consultants to the company’s business units. Berson’s numerous previous professional positions include vice president and chief economist at Fannie Mae, president of the National Association of Business Economics, and a senior management position with Wharton Econometrics Forecasting.