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W. P. Carey School of Business to host 2020 Economic Outlook webinar



In these uncertain times, the Annual Economic Outlook is an important event to attend.

One of the longest running, most in-demand forecast events in the Valley, the Annual Economic Outlook will be offered exclusively online for the first time, presented by the Economic Club of Phoenix (ECP) on Tuesday, May 5, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

Top experts from Arizona State University’s W. P. Carey School of Business who are regularly interviewed in the press for their expertise in the national, state, and local economy, as well as trends in commercial and residential real estate, will examine the impact of recent events and explain what’s around the corner, discussing how COVID-19, stock market volatility, and the upcoming election will shape our economic future.

Featured speakers 
W. P. Carey Dean Amy Hillman will moderate the Economic Outlook and the economists will answer audience questions during an interactive Q&A session.

Dennis Hoffman, a professor of economics and director of the Seidman Research Institute, will examine recent national trends as the U.S. deals with COVID-19 and share the factors that will influence those trends going forward.

Lee McPheters, a research professor of economics and director of the JPMorgan Chase Economic Outlook Center, will offer a first look at the year ahead for Arizona and the Phoenix metro area as the Valley deals with the myriad of challenges coronavirus presents, along with an update on year-to-date performance in 2020.

Mark Stapp, Fred E. Taylor Professor in Real Estate and executive director of the Master of Real Estate Development program, will discuss how the normal approaches in the industry, such as foreclosure, eviction, and locking out are not likely to work during the pandemic and could cause more damage.

This annual Phoenix tradition will be offered in a new interactive webinar format on Tuesday, May 5, 2020, from noon to 1:30 p.m.

This event is complimentary for ECP members, and their membership will be extended one luncheon during the 2020-21 season, which begins this fall. Non-member registration is only $50. Sign up online at

About the W. P. Carey School of Business 
The W. P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University is one of the top-ranked business schools in the United States. The school is internationally regarded for its research productivity and its distinguished faculty members, including a Nobel Prize winner. Students come from more than 100 countries and W. P. Carey is represented by alumni in over 160 countries.

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