High Noon Lecture Nov. 13: “Future of the U.S. Economy”

Dr. Jeff Yankow

Dr. Jeff Yankow

Is the sluggishness of the U.S. economy due to short-term issues like unemployment and the budget deficit?  Or is the current level of economic growth something America had better get used to?

Furman economics professor Jeff Yankow will discuss those viewpoints when he speaks at the High Noon lecture series Wednesday, Nov. 13.

His talk, “U.S. Economic Prospects and Possibilities,” begins at noon in the Resource Room of the Upcountry History Museum-Furman in downtown Greenville.  The lecture is free and open to the public.

While most commentary in the media focuses on short-term issues with the economy, there is serious debate among economists as to whether the slow rate of economic growth has downshifted to a permanently lower level in the United States and other developed nations. If that is true, the implications for future living standards, the size and stability of the social safety net, income inequality, class, and intergenerational warfare will be profound.

Dr. Yankow, the David C. Garrett, Jr. Professor of Economics at Furman, will discuss the possibilities and explore the economic prospects for the U.S. over the next few decades.

This is the final High Noon lecture of the 2013 series.  There is free parking behind the museum, and parking is also available in the Heritage Green parking garage.

The Upcountry History Museum/Furman University is located at 540 Buncombe Street in the Heritage Green area.

For more information, contact Furman’s Marketing and Public Relations office at 864-294-2185 or e-mail Marie Newman-Rogers at marie.newman-rogers@furman.edu.