The 48th annual Economic Forecast Luncheon will address what's ahead in 2012 for unemployment, the housing market and the stock market nationally and in Arizona. More than 1,000 people are expected to attend the event at 11:15 a.m. Dec. 7 at the Phoenix Convention Center's West Ballroom.
"Arizona's economy bottomed out this year, although we continue to face headwinds that will affect growth in 2012, such as Euro problems, our own fragile national economy, credit markets and the housing hangover," research professor Lee McPheters said in a news release. "However, based on the latest trends, it looks like 2012 will be better than this year, and it could even be quite a bit better."
The luncheon is co-sponsored by the Department of Economics at Arizona State University's W.P. Carey School of Business and JPMorgan Chase. Admission is $90 per person. Proceeds support student scholarships, faculty research and other activities in the economics department at the business school. For information and to register, go to wpcarey.asu.edu/efl or call (480) 965-3531.