SOLD OUT - Dollars and Sense: The Economy in 2013 with Mark Zandi
January 18, 2013


Dr. Mark Zandi

The Council gratefully acknowledges
Fox School of Business, Temple University
for its support of this event.

Following a Hollywood-worthy flurry of late night talks and holiday votes, Washington has managed to avert the fiscal cliff. Or has it?

Many argue the New Year's Day agreement only sets up a possible steeper fall, when the Federal debt limit is reached and automatic spending cuts loom again, only a short time hence.

After all we've seen in recent days, now we must ask: what economic reforms can Americans expect… and how will these changes affect us?

Mark Zandi, Chief Economist for Moody's Analytics, Inc., will join us to discuss the most critical economic issues of the day, including the labor market, personal credit, the business climate and the effects of the administration's policies, and will offer an economic forecast for 2013 and beyond.

Dr. Zandi, is a trusted adviser to policymakers and an influential source of economic analyses for businesses, journalists and the public.  He frequently testifies before Congress on topics including the economic outlook, the nation’s daunting fiscal challenges, the merits of fiscal stimulus, financial regulatory reform, and foreclosure mitigation. His latest book is Paying the Price: Ending the Great Recession and Beginning a New American Century.

In the News

The next political confrontation is already taking shape, and this time the debate is over raising the nation's borrowing limit.

President Obama admitted that the fiscal cliff deal reached on New Year's Day "falls short of the grand deficit-cutting bargain he was trying to negotiate with House Speaker John Boehner." (NPR, January 1, 2013)

While there may not be an income-tax increase for the 99% thanks to the tax package that Congress passed on New Year's Day, most Americans will still end up paying more federal taxes in 2013. (Associated Press, January 2, 2013)

There is more hard-bargaining in the months to come after spending cuts were postponed in the New Year's Day fiscal cliff deal. (Associated Press, January 2, 2013)

Mark Zandi reads the economic "tea leaves" for 2013... what's in store and can we expect the good, the bad, or the downright ugly? (NPR, December 28, 2012)

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Friday, January 18, 2013

Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
1201 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA

11:30 a.m. Registration and receptions
12 noon Luncheon and program


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Speaker reception*, luncheon & program: $65
Program & reception: $25

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Speaker reception*, luncheon & program: $80
Program & reception: $35

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Program: $15

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