2014 Economic Outlook: There Are No
The Great Recession ended
more than 4 years ago but the subsequent recovery has been far from great.
Despite GDP growth, unemployment rates remain stuck above 7 percent and
household incomes have stagnated. In this presentation Dr. Shields will use his
2014 statewide forecast to frame a discussion about the growing disconnect
between economic growth and household prosperity in the United States and
Colorado, and how this relationship will evolve in 2014.
Dr. Martin Shields BIO
Martin Shields is the
director of the Regional Economics Institute at Colorado State University and a
Professor of Economics. His primary responsibility is analyzing and
forecasting the Colorado state economy and its regions. His research program
focuses on the factors that influence regional economic growth, emphasizing
policy options that will enhance economic opportunities and quality of life for
the state’s residents.In 2011, he created the Regional Economics
Institute to provide research-based information, analysis and strategies to
decision-makers across Colorado as they work to strengthen regional and state
Prior to joining Colorado State, Shields served as director
of Pennsylvania State University's Center for Economic and Community Development
where he was associate professor of agricultural and regional economics and
acting director of the Northeast Regional Center for Rural Development. Early in
his career, he worked as an economist for the Economic Research Service of the
U.S. Department of Agriculture. He obtained his bachelor's degree from Michigan
State University, his master's from Penn State and his doctorate from the
University of Wisconsin.
Date: December 4, 2013 Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm Location: Collindale Golf Course, CB&Potts,
1441 E. Horsetooth Rd., Fort Collins, CO
Costs: $15 NRC Members and Partners/ $25 Nonmembers
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