USC’s 27th Annual Economic Outlook Conference
Potential recession and sound tax policy are among the topics to be addressed by economists at the Moore School of Business’ 27th annual Economic Outlook Conference, to be held Monday, Dec. 3, at The Marriott in downtown Columbia.
The conference runs from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., with an optional, complimentary networking breakfast that begins at 8:30 a.m. Registration is $75 per person, which includes lunch, where Dr. William F. Fox, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research, University of Tennessee, will deliver the conference’s keynote address. Fox will discuss “Sound Tax Policy for a Competitive Economy.”
The Economic Outlook Conference has become the state’s premiere economic and networking event for business leaders and is co-sponsored by The Palmetto Institute.
The morning session will feature Moore School faculty members who will discuss the topic: “Will the Economic Expansion Continue in 2008, or Are We Headed for a Recession? Implications – from Local to Global.”
Research Economist Dr. Paulo Guimarães from the Moore School will give the economic forecast for South Carolina. Dr. Douglas P. Woodward, professor of economics and director of the Division of Research at the Moore School, will give the economic forecast “from local to global” –including new economic indicators for South Carolina localities, plus the forecast for the United States and the global implications of that forecast.
Dr. Alvaro Cuervo-Cazurra, assistant professor of international business at the Moore School, will discuss “Carolina and the Celtic Tiger: What We Can Learn from Ireland’s Development.”
Fox is the William B. Stokely Distinguished Professor of Business and the director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at the University of Tennessee, where he has taught economics since 1992. He has served as a consultant on finance, taxation, and economic development in a number of states and countries, and is a member of the American Economics Association and a past president of the National Tax Association.
Advance registration is required and can be done online at http://mooreschool.sc.edu. The deadline for registration is Monday, Nov. 26. Questions should be directed to Nancy Beym at 800-393-2362 or via e-mail at [email protected].