The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly interfered with normal economic activity across the nation. These interruptions have also created significant economic forecasting challenges and constrained the ability of governments to think critically about long-term solutions.
Our Vice President of Economics Peter Evangelakis, Ph.D. will be hosting a special REMI guest webinar on Wednesday, September 9th from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. (ET) that identifies the numerous obstacles brought on by the current outbreak and how they have impaired planning procedures across the country.
This upcoming presentation, “Economic Forecasting Uncertainty on the U.S. Economies,” will feature Chief Economist Chris Christopher, Jr., PhD, CBE from the New York State Division of the Budget. Dr. Christopher has had extensive macroeconomic forecasting experience related to the U.S. and global economies.
Dr. Christopher will be analyzing the economic forecasting uncertainty on the national and sub-national economies since the first two months of the year, drawing upon various economic forecasting surveys, data revisions, and high-frequency indicators.
Dr. Evangelakis will also be giving overviews of state level responses to the pandemic and descriptions of the methodological approaches that can be used when examining the uncertainty surrounding economic forecasting using the REMI model.