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UK Economic Outlook Conference filling up fast

Annual event set for Feb. 11 in downtown Lexington

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 4, 2014)Early registrations indicate that the 25th Annual Economic Outlook Conference Tuesday, Feb. 11, in downtown Lexington may set a record for the number of people in attendance. Space is still available for those who want to attend the event, but it is filling up quickly.

economic_outlook_conferenceWhich way will the stock market go in 2014? What about prospects for job growth in Kentucky and across the nation? What is the view from the Federal Reserve?

These and other topics will be front and center Feb. 11 as the Executive Education Center at the University of Kentucky’s Gatton College of Business and Economics, in cooperation with Commerce Lexington Inc. and The Lane Report, hosts this important conference. The Lexington Convention Center is the site for the event with registration and continental breakfast from 8 to 8:30 a.m., and the conference itself from 8:30 to 12:10 p.m. Special guest speaker for this year’s conference is Kentucky Lt. Gov. Jerry Abramson, who previously served a total of five terms as mayor of Louisville-Jefferson County.

Economic Outlook presenters include UK Center for Business and Economic Research (CBER) Director Christopher R. Bollinger, who also is Gatton Endowed Professor of Economics in the Gatton College. Bollinger will give an overview of the state and local economies with recent developments and implications for 2014.

David E. Altig, executive vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, will discuss monetary and fiscal policy issues.

The duPont Endowed Chair in Banking and Financial Services in the Gatton College, Don Mullineaux, will take ‘A Stroll Down Outlook Conference Memory Lane.’ Mullineaux, who joined the UK faculty 30 years ago this summer, is a much-honored teacher and researcher who has been a featured presenter at many of the previous 24 editions of this conference.

Provost’s Distinguished Service Professor of Finance and Public Administration Merl Hackbart, interim director of UK’s Martin School of Public Policy and Administration, will serve as conference moderator.

“This annual conference provides an outstanding opportunity for business leaders and other interested citizens to hear from experts on a range of issues impacting our economy,” said David W. Blackwell, dean of the Gatton College. “The event always is compelling and extremely informative.”

Registration for the Economic Outlook Conference can be done online. The registration fee of $100 includes continental breakfast and all materials. For groups of five or more, a discounted registration fee of $85 per person is offered.

For more information, visit gatton.uky.edu/EconOutlook.