18th Annual Economic Outlook
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The 18th Annual Economic Outlook

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Featured Speaker:

Walter E. Williams, Ph.D.

Topic: The Role of Government in American Society and its Impact on the Economy




Walter E. Williams, Ph.D., is the John M. Olin Distinguished Professor of Economics at George Mason University where he has served on the faculty since 1980. Williams is the author of several books and more than 100 articles which have appeared in scholarly journals such as Economic Inquiry, American Economic Review, and Social Science Quarterly, in addition to other popular publications such as Reader’s Digest, Regulation, Policy Review, and Newsweek. He has made numerous radio and television appearances which include “Nightline,” “Face the Nation,” “MacNeil/Lehrer,” “Wall Street Week,” and he was a regular commentator for “Nightly Business Report.” Williams writes a nationally syndicated weekly column that is carried by approximately 140 newspapers and several websites. He has also frequently given expert testimony before Congressional committees on public policy issues ranging from labor policy to taxation and spending.

Williams is the recipient of many fellowships and awards including: the 2017 Bradley Prize from the Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, the Fund for American Studies David Jones Lifetime Achievement Award, the Foundation for Economic Education Adam Smith Award, and the George Mason University Faculty Member of the Year Award. He holds a B.A. in economics from California State University - Los Angeles, and M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from UCLA.


Past Speakers:

2018    Robert R. Johnson, Ph.D.
2017    Patrick T. Harker, Ph.D.
2016    Edward G. Boehne, Ph.D.
2015    Stuart G. Hoffman, Ph.D.
2014    Charles I. Plosser, Ph.D.
2013    Ben Stein
2012    William C. Dunkelberg, Ph.D.
2011    Bryan P. Marsal
2010    Joel L. Naroff, Ph.D.
2009    George U. (Gus) Sauter
2008    Jane Bryant Quinn
2007    Jeremy Siegel, Ph.D.
2006    James B. Stewart
2005    Ron Insana
2004    Ambassador Alan Keyes
2003    Steve Forbes
2002    Lawrence Kudlow


About the Economic Outlook
Since 1863, La Salle University has played a leadership role in Philadelphia as both an educational institution and a responsible corporate citizen.  In 2002, La Salle University collaborated with its longstanding partners in the business community and introduced its Economic Outlook.  Since that time, La Salle has hosted this annual event, featuring distinguished speakers who share their expertise on various topics of finance, business
, and government.

Thank you to our Sponsors!


Presenting Sponsor:

Christopher J. Crowe '81


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Gold Sponsors:



Philip W. J. Fisher, '61, and Suzanne C. Fisher


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January 16, 2019 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Union League of Philadelphia
140 South Broad Street
PhiladelphiaPA 19102 


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