Barings/UNC Charlotte Economic Forecast

Under the direction of Dr. John Connaughton, the Economic Forecast has provided invaluable economic data for North Carolina since 1981. Barings joined the Economic Forecast as a sponsor in 2010. The Belk College of Business hosts a quarterly luncheon and press conference for the business community and the media.

June 5, 2017:
Mid-Year Economic Update at The Ritz-Carlton

The Belk College of Business, Barings and the Charlotte Business Journal are partnering to bring UNC Charlotte economist Dr. John Connaughton to The Ritz-Carlton for a Mid-Year Economic Update covering the state and U.S. trends. NOTE: This is a special event in place of the Economic Forecast this quarter. 

The program begins with a luncheon and keynote presentation by UNC Charlotte economist Dr. John Connaughton, followed by a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Steven Ott, Dean of the Belk College.  The panel will include ConnaughtonMatt Martin, senior vice president at the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond and Charlotte regional executive, and John Silvia, managing director and the chief economist for Wells Fargo.

Dr. Connaughton is considered one of the top economists in North Carolina. He joined the UNC Charlotte faculty in 1978 and has served as director of the quarterly Barings/UNC Charlotte Economic Forecast since 1981. Dr. Connaughton also covers national and international economic issues including employment, energy, trade and government spending.

Registration is $90 for this special event and will include luncheon at The Ritz-Carlton.

Register for the Mid-Year Economic Update


Recent Reports

The most recent Economic Forecast event was held Thursday, March 2, 2017. Access the March 2017 Forecast report (PDF) and news release.



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