Moore School to host 36th Annual Economic Outlook Conference

The Darla Moore School of Business will hold its 36th Annual Economic Outlook Conference on Dec. 8 at the University of South Carolina’s Capstone House.

The conference is the state’s premier economic event public and private sector leaders.

In addition to the 2017 economic forecast by Moore School research economist Joey Von Nessen and director of research Doug Woodward, this year’s conference will feature a keynote address by Boston University economist Laurence Kotlikoff. Kotlikoff will address how a Trump presidency will affect the economy. There also will be presentations on South Carolina’s competitiveness by Meghan Hughes Hickman, executive director of EngenuitySC, and Ann Marie Stieritz, president and CEO of the South Carolina Council on Competitiveness.

The conference will take place noon–4 p.m. in Capstone House, with a networking lunch in the rotating restaurant Top of Carolina, and the conference in the campus room. Registration is online and tickets cost $75.

Kotlikoff, the William Fairfield Warren Professor of Economics at Boston University, is an expert on the long-run fiscal health of the U.S. and Social Security. He will discuss the U.S. federal budget, debt and other critical issues facing the U.S. economy and the Trump Administration in 2017. He has written more than a dozen books, including the 2015 New York Times bestseller “Get What's Yours: The Secrets to Maxing Out Your Social Security,” published by Simon and Schuster.

Von Nessen’s economic forecast for 2017 will address the impacts of the historic flooding in 2015 and Hurricane Matthew along with the implications of the presidential election for South Carolina’s economy. A regional breakdown also will be provided regarding anticipated job growth, personal income and trends for various industries and sectors. 

A detailed agenda for the EOC is available on the registration website. For more information, contact the Darla Moore School of Business at or 803-777-7311.

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