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2014 Breakfast with the Economists

Breakfast with the Economists: A Mid-Year Economic Update


George HammondGeorge W. Hammond, Ph.D.
Director and Research Professor, Economic and Business Research Center


Steven ReffSteven Reff
Lecturer in Economics, Eller College Dean's Award for Undergraduate Teaching, 2014 & 2013, The University of Arizona



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Seating is limited; register early!
Early bird pricing through May 21!


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The Eller College Mid-Year Economic Update is made possible through the generosity of JPMorgan Chase & Co. Additionally, JPMorgan Chase provides support for the award-winning website, the premier source for information on Arizona's economy. There you will find measures of the economy's performance, analysis by the Eller College Economic and Business Research Center, and links to important studies. You may also view the latest issue of the award-winning Arizona's Economy newsletter on the website.

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A Mid-Year Economic Update

The Arizona economy expanded again in 2013, although the pace of growth disappointed. Further, Tucson’s growth lagged behind state and national rates. Federal fiscal policies played a big role in generating sluggish gains last year, with the expiration of the payroll tax holiday, the sequester, and the government shutdown. The good news is that much of that fiscal drag will dissipate, opening the door to faster growth in the near future.

However, the housing recovery paused during the second half of 2013, reflecting a variety of factors that contributed to diminished demand and restricted supply. This is a particular concern looking forward, because a robust housing sector is a key pillar of forecasts for accelerating growth during the next two years.

What does all this mean for the outlook for Tucson, the state, and the nation? What risks lurk below the overall trends? What surprises might generate faster near-term growth? Why has Tucson’s growth lagged behind the state and the nation? How will the aging of the Baby Boomer generation affect near-term growth?

Join us for breakfast with Eller economists George W. Hammond and Steven Reff as they answer these questions and offer insights on what to expect for Arizona and our local economies for the remainder of 2014.

Event Details

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Registration: 6:30 a.m.
Breakfast: 7:00 - 8:45 a.m.

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

Cost: $40 per person, $400 per table of ten
before May 21

$45 per person, $450 per table after May 21

Please note that no portion of your individual ticket or table payment qualifies as a charitable contribution.


We thank our Breakfast with the Economists sponsor:

JPMorgan Chase & Co.


Individual ticket price is $40, and a table of ten may be purchased for $400 before May 21.

Please select one of the following payment options:

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Please note that no portion of your individual ticket or table payment qualifies as a charitable contribution.

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