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Liz Warren-Pederson
Eller College of Management

Media Alert: Breakfast with the Economists

UA Eller College of Management presents annual mid-year assessment of the economy on June 5 at the Westin La Paloma.

TUCSON, Ariz. – May 29, 2012 – So far, recovery from the Great Recession has been a slow slog. Reduced population mobility, strict credit standards for borrowers, cautious hiring, rising gasoline prices, the absence of a rebound in homebuilding and low confidence are only some of the factors holding the economy back. In the policy arena, bank credit is still gummed up with fears of new regulations and fiscal policy has turned decidedly restrictive. Nevertheless, recent developments in the U.S. economy have been encouraging and the Eurozone has made significant progress dealing with its sovereign debt and banking issues. Housing prices appear to have turned the corner vis-à-vis strong investor demand and lean inventories of houses for sale, and employment growth strengthened in recent months.

Will Congress be able to deal with scheduled tax and spending deadlines set to take effect on January 1? Will tensions over Iran continue to boost oil prices? Is China headed for a hard landing? Will the recovery be able to gain momentum in light of these uncertainties?

Join us for breakfast with economists Gerald J. Swanson and Marshall J. Vest as they answer these questions and offer insights on what to expect for Arizona's economy during the remainder of 2012.

Media passes are available at no cost; please register in advance by contacting Liz Warren-Pederson at or 520.626.9547.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Registration: 6:30 a.m.
Breakfast: 7:00 - 8:45 a.m.

Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa
3800 East Sunrise Drive
Tucson, Arizona

The annual Breakfast with the Economists forecasting event is sponsored by JP Morgan Chase and Co.

The Economic and Business Research Center at the UA Eller College of Management has provided the Arizona community of business and public-sector decision makers with applied research and information on economic, demographic, and business trends in Arizona for over 60 years.

The Eller College of Management at the University of Arizona is internationally recognized for pioneering research, innovative curriculum, distinguished faculty, excellence in management information systems, entrepreneurship, and social responsibility. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller undergraduate program No. 11 among public business schools and two of its programs are among the top 20 — Entrepreneurship and MIS. U.S. News & World Report ranks the Eller MBA Full-Time program No. 48 in the U.S. In addition to a Full-Time MBA program, the Eller College offers the No. 25-ranked Evening MBA program, the Eller Executive MBA and the Online MBA. The Eller College of Management supports more than 5,800 undergraduate and 800 graduate students on the UA campus in beautiful Tucson, Arizona, and on its satellite campus in downtown Phoenix.

Press Contact:
Liz Warren-Pederson, Eller College of Management

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