2019 Economic Outlook: The Late Innings of Growth?

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By Mike L. Walden

Mike L. Walden, William Neal Reynolds Distinguished Professor and Extension Economist, Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics, NC State University

With decade-low unemployment and accelerating labor productivity – but also a trade war with China and a sputtering stock market – where will our focus lie when we look back on 2018?

In this NC State Economist, Mike Walden provides analysis on 2018 to determine if it was the best year in the current economic cycle – perhaps the best in several decades –  or a year of worrisome trends for the future.

A look back on 2018 topics include:

  • Comparative Look at Key National Economic Measures
  • Worries over a Possible Recession
  • Excess Debt
  • Oil Prices
  • Federal Reserve Policy
  • World Economic Problems
  • National Forecasts for 2019
  • The North Carolina Economy: Pluses and Minuses

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