Webinar on May 2nd, 10:00AM! Topic – Rock You Like A Hurricane: Growth Prospects in Turbulent Times

by | Apr 24, 2023 | Business, Employee Benefits, Events

Webinar Sponsored by United Agencies Insurance

Please join us on Tuesday, May 2, 2023 (PDT) at 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM for our next important webinar event entitled, “Rock You Like a Hurricane: Growth Prospects in Turbulent Times.”

2022 was beset by numerous challenges: a multi-decade spike in inflation, higher energy costs, unprecedented labor shortages, and a war in the heart of Europe. The Federal Reserve has embarked in the most aggressive rate-hiking cycle since the late 70s. This year started with echoes of a 2007-2009 banking crisis, when three US banks and an international globally systemic bank failed. Panic gripped the world that a new banking crisis was in the making.

The fundamentals of the economy seem strong — low consumer debt, low business delinquencies, relatively healthy labor markets — but fears are sky-high that the economy will plunge into a recession soon. Financial markets are jittery, the world is on edge.

There is no question that the path of this expansion has become much narrower now compared to a year ago. The hope is that the Fed will be able to engineer a “soft-landing,” cooling off inflation without throttling growth. Will it succeed? Will higher interest rates cause more bank failures? Will the economy manage to avoid a hard landing? Will growth continue? Will inflation recede? This presentation will address these issues and more, such as:

    • Is the Banking Crisis Behind Us? Will there be more shoes to drop?
    • Hard-landing or Soft-landing? Will the US avoid a recession?
    • Will inflation be brought to heel?
    • Could we head for a stagflation?
    • Is the worst over for the stock market?
    • Will labor shortages persist?
    • Is the housing market slump over?

About Our Speaker

Mira FarkaMira Farka, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Economics and Co-Director for the Woods Center for Economic Analysis and Forecasting at CSUF. She has published in leading academic journals in the fields of monetary policy and financial economics and is a nationally recognized economist in business and economic forecasting. Dr. Farka is the recipient of multiple awards for her academic research, teaching and the accuracy of her forecasts.

She is also the recipient of the prestigious Outstanding Faculty for the Mihaylo College of Business and Economics, CSUF Faculty Recognition Award for Scholarly and Creative Activity, and the CSUF Service Award. She was listed as one of OC’s 500 most influential people in 2022.

Dr. Farka is a sough-after keynote speaker and is frequently invited to discuss economic and financial issues by various business, government, and educational organizations. Prior to joining Cal State Fullerton, she worked in Wall Street, as a senior economist for Deutsche Bank, New York.

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