It seems the only certainty in today’s world is a constant uncertainty which tests our economic resilience. A pandemic, skyrocketing prices on houses and household items, global conflict, and consistent pressure on an already overstretched supply chain.
Two years after the pandemic shut down the world’s economy, economists and housing experts will tackle these and other topics, and forecast what the future endemic economy will bring, during UNLV’s Spring Outlook on April 20.
UNLV’s Center for Business and Economic Research is partnering with the university’s Lied Center for Real Estate to host this spring’s event, which will bring together two keynote speakers and subject-matter experts for conversations on real estate, workforce, inflation, and economic diversification.
Discussions will center on what it means as the pandemic economy shifts to an “endemic economy” and what this next phase will bring in the coming year for both the U.S. and Southern Nevada.
Mary C. Daly, president and CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and Douglas G. Duncan, senior vice president and chief economist at Fannie Mae, will serve as the event’s keynote speakers.
Daly and her team conduct research and provide economic guidance for financial institutions, businesses, and community organizations. Her remarks will focus on inflation, housing, trade, supply chain, and the U.S. economy.
Duncan, who is responsible for forecasts and analyses of the economy and the housing and mortgage markets at Fannie Mae, will provide a picture of where the housing and mortgages markets are headed.
The event will also feature forecasts on population growth, GDP, gaming, tourism, construction, visitors, and employment for this year through early 2024. It will also include an analysis of what the transition to an endemic economy means for tourism, jobs, inflation, and economic diversification.
Additionally, the Lied Center for Real Estate will welcome Jamie Woodwell from the Mortgage Bankers Association to deliver an outlook on commercial real estate markets, including future office and retail property types. Woodwell oversees the association’s research and related activities covering commercial and multifamily real estate markets.
The event will be held from 7:30 to 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, April 20 at the Strip View Pavilion inside the Thomas and Mack Center at UNLV. For tickets and additional event details, visit the Center for Business and Economic Research website.
Note for Media: Media wishing to obtain event credentials can contact Megan Neri, communications director for Lee Business School, at email@example.com or (702) 895-3904