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Global Economic Outlook (FCIB Members Only)


Thu, May 10, 2018, 10:00


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Cost for FCIB Members: FREE

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Registration Includes: One telephone and web connection at one physical location


US: 10AM ET, 8AM PT, GMT -05:00

About the Webinar

Is the global economic expansion nearing its end or will tax reform and persistently low inflation keep it going?  Former DuPont Economist Robert Fry will review the global economy, with emphasis on the manufacturing sector, and will discuss the factors that could end or extend the expansion.  The presentation will cover GDP, industrial production, the U.S. housing market, inflation, interest rates and the impact of tax reform and oil prices on economic growth. 

About the Speaker

Robert Fry Jr., Ph.D.

As chief economist of Robert Fry Economics LLC, Robert Fry analyzes and forecasts the global economy to guide the decision-makers at manufacturing companies and analysts at financial institutions that follow them. Robert publishes a monthly newsletter, Current Economic Conditions, and speaks on the economic outlook to corporate leadership teams, customer/supplier events and trade association meetings.

Until retiring in June 2015, he was senior economist at DuPont, where he analyzed the global economy and its impact on DuPont, published a monthly newsletter sent to thousands of DuPont employees and customers, and made more than 800 speeches on the economic outlook to DuPont senior management, business teams, customers and trade associations.

While at DuPont, Robert and his colleague Bob Shrouds were named among the top economic forecasters by Bloomberg, USA Today and The Wall Street Journal.  In 2005, they won the prestigious Lawrence R. Klein Award for Blue Chip Forecasting Accuracy, making the DuPont economist’s office the only three-time winner of the award.

Robert is a member of the National Association for Business Economics and the Conference of Business Economists.  He is also a member of the Consensus Economics, Wall Street Journal and CNBC survey panels.  He is a regular monthly guest on Money & Politics in Delaware, a weekly radio show, and has taught managerial economics to MBA students at the University of Delaware.

Robert received his Bachelor’s degree in economics from Ohio University and his Master’s degree and Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University.

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