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Economic Update And A Look At 2015

9:00, Tuesday, January 20, 2015

2014 proved to be a good year economically, despite some heart stopping moments. Late in the year, we witnessed a dramatic drop in oil prices which has continued this year, along with significant job growth and a surging stock market. Most economists see this as a signal of a strong 2015 and we’ve invited two of them to expand on that along with a political expert to talk about how this economic upward trend might impact politics.

Guests

Mark Vitner—A Managing Director and Senior Economist, Wells Fargo

John Connaughton—Babson Capital Professor of Financial Economics in the Belk College of Business at UNC Charlotte

Dr. Alexa Royden-- Dean, College of Arts and Sciences and the Cato School of Education, Queen’s University of Charlotte