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UT’s Boyd Center for Business and Economic Research will host an economic forecasting luncheon this fall to discuss what’s in store for Tennessee’s economy.

“Global and National Economic Outlook: Implications for Tennessee” will be presented from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Thursday, September 8, at the downtown Knoxville Marriott.

The event will feature Boyd Center Director Bill Fox and Associate Director Matt Murray.

Bill Fox
Bill Fox

Fox, Ergen Professor of Business in UT’s Haslam College of Business, has served as a consultant on finance, taxation, and economic development in a number of states and developing countries. He has held appoint­ments as a visiting scholar for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City, a visiting professor at the University of Hawaii and Distinguished Fulbright Chair for American Studies at the University of Frankfurt, Germany. Fox is a member of the American Economics Association and past president of the National Tax Association.

Matt Murray

Murray holds appointments as director of the Howard H. Baker Jr. Center for Public Policy, director of UT’s public administration program, and Ball Corporation Professor in Business in the economics department. His work includes maintenance of the state econometric forecasting model that supports the annual economic report to the governor and the quarterly Tennessee Business and Economic Outlook. He has worked closely with state and local governments on a wide range of public policy issues including economic development incentives, economic and fiscal impact analysis, tax policy analysis, education finance reform, and transportation infrastructure finance.

For sponsorship opportunities or individual tickets, call 865-974-6083. Presenting sponsors include the Knoxville News Sentinel, PYA, and Pilot Flying J.

The Boyd Center is housed within UT’s Haslam College of Business.



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