News & Events
SEDCOR Economic Business Forum – Thursday, March 8, 2012
Oregon 2012 Economic Update
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Director Oregon Economic Forum
Department of Economics, University of Oregon
Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill
1313 Mill Street SE - Salem, OR
12:00 – 1:30 pm
This year is starting out much like last, with incoming data indicating the US economy is on a steady, upward path. But again like last year, rising energy costs raise questions about the sustainability of the recovery. Will the US economy once again hit a soft patch in the middle of the year, or will this finally be the period of smooth sailing we have been looking for?
Aside of oil prices, what other risks are lurking in the shadows? Is Europe a non-event, or is this just the calm before the storm? And, closer to home, what does all this mean for Oregon and its regional economies? Tim Duy will answer these questions and he reviews recent data and events with an eye toward the rest of 2012.
Tim Duy Bio
Professor Duy received his B.A. in Economics in 1991 from the University of Puget Sound, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in Economics in 1998 from the University of Oregon. Following graduate school, Tim worked in Washington, D.C. for the United States Department of Treasury as an economist in the International Affairs division and later with the G7 Group, a political and economic consultancy for clients in the financial industry. In the latter position, he was responsible for monitoring the activities of the Federal Reserve and currency markets. Tim returned to the University of Oregon in 2002. He is the Director of the Oregon Economic Forum and the author of the University of Oregon Index of Economic Indicators, the Central Oregon Business Index, and the Oregon Regional Economic Indexes. Tim has published in the Journal of Economics and Business and is currently a member of the Oregon Governor’s Council of Economic Advisors.
About Oregon Economic Forum
The Oregon Economic Forum is a series of initiatives presented by the U of O College of Arts and Sciences and its Department of Economics. With the state continuing to face significant economic challenges, the Oregon Economic Forum adds a new voice to the ongoing political and business economic dialogue and affords business, finance, government, and university leaders the opportunity to explore relevant economic issues together. The Forum also produces the U of O Index of Economic Indicators and other publications. Duy, Forum Director, also engages the community directly via presentations throughout the state and media contact. Visit http://econforum.uoregon.edu.