Barings/UNC Charlotte Economic Forecast

Economic Forecast Event: May 28, 2020 - Virtual Event 

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.

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.

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May 28, 2020, at Noon

You must register by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, May 27 to receive the WebEx link prior to the event. If you are not able to register in advance, you may view the recording following the event.
 Registered attendees will receive an email with the link to join the virtual event the day before the event. Please email for further questions. 

March 2020 Economic Forecast Summary

The Belk College of Business and Barings presented the Economic Forecast on March 11, 2020. The program featured a presentation by UNC Charlotte economist Dr. John Connaughton.


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