WAGE: Economic Recovery in 2010? View from the Federal Reserve & Prospects for International Trade

Center for World Affairs and the Global Economy (WAGE) and the Madison International Trade Association (MITA) will host a program that features two economic experts who will give their views on the prospects for economic recovery in 2010. The event will take place January 12 from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. at the Fluno Center, Skyview Room. The registration deadline is Thursday, January 7.

More than one year after the global economic crisis, there are conflicting projections and information about when we can expect the U.S. economy to recover and what the recovery will look like. William Strauss, a senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, will discuss projections for the trajectory of the U.S. economy in 2010, the major risks and obstacles to recovery, and the role of key Midwestern business sectors in reigniting economic growth.

The public sector has played an important role in stimulating recovery. Governments around the world, including the U.S., China, Japan, and European Union countries, are implementing huge spending packages in response to the crisis. Michael Knetter, Albert O. Nicholas Dean of the Wisconsin School of Business, will discuss the international trade implications of these stimulus packages and will comment on the prospects for an export-led U.S. economic recovery in 2010.

Register now — space is limited! More details on the program are available on the MITA Web site.