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Michael Laffin

For immediate release:
October 30, 2003


2004 Economic and Investment Climate To Be Examined at Global Business Conference

WHAT: Carnegie Bosch Institute's 2004 Global Economic & Investment Outlook Conference
WHERE: McConomy Auditorium, University Center, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh
WHEN: Nov. 6, 2003
9:25 a.m. - The Federal Budget–Are deficits the only story?
Douglas Holtz-Eakin, director of the Congressional Budget Office
10:10 a.m. - The Housing Boom–Will it last?
David Berson, vice president and chief economist, Federal National Mortgage Association
11 a.m. - The U.S. Economy–Challenges facing recovery
Richard Berner, managing director at Morgan Stanley
Tim O'Neill, executive vice president and chief economist at BMO Financial Group Economics
Peter Hooper, chief U.S. economist at Deutsche Bank Securities
12:45 p.m. - The Jobless Recovery
The honorable Ben S. Bernanke, Federal Reserve System

BACKGROUND: This is the 11th annual Global Economic & Investment Outlook Conference and is a joint effort by the Carnegie Bosch Institute and the Gailliot Center for Public Policy.

The Carnegie Bosch Institute for Applied Studies in International Management was formed in 1990 as an alliance between Carnegie Mellon's Graduate School of Industrial Administration and the Robert Bosch Group, one of Germany's leading industrial companies. The institute initiates and supports research in international management in order to share information regarding these issues and practices with business leaders around the globe.

The Gailliot Center for Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University focuses on economic issues that affect institutions and government. It serves as advisor to the Joint Economic Committee of the United States Congress on international economic policy.

The annual Global Economic & Investment Outlook Conference is attended by a variety of business-related individuals, including chief executives, senior managers, financial and market managers, economists, financial analysts, portfolio managers, investment strategists and others.


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