The 2019 Economic Forecast Breakfast is proudly sponsored by Mauch Chunk Trust Company.
PRESENTER: Dr. Ed Seifried, Co-Chairman, Seifried & Brew, LLC
PRESENTATION TOPIC: The Economy in 2019: Will the near record expansion end this year?
Dr. Seifried will try to forecast economic growth for 2019. Will the economy continue the strong growth trends from 2018, or will the long-overdue recession drag down the economy in 2019? Interest rates have increased since this time last year, and unemployment is near record lows, indicating that the expansion may be near its end as the labor supply dries up. Further, how will the yet-to-be-completely settled trade war with China disrupt economic growth?