Annual Economic Outlook

2019 Annual Economic Outlook

How long can this aging cycle last?

As the current economic expansion approaches the longest on record, we consider just how much longer the good times can last. Our base case sees the economy continuing to expand, albeit with some slowing, through 2020. But we also note factors that could either prolong — or derail — this expansion over the next couple of years.


Jay Bryson, Ph.D.

Managing Director
Acting Chief Economist

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Mark Vitner

Managing Director
Senior Economist

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Nick Bennenbroek

Managing Director
Head of Currency Strategy

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Passion and purpose

Hear how a college course helped Global Economist Jay Bryson find his calling.

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Candy bars and an allowance

Hear how Senior Economist Mark Vitner discovered economics at an early age.

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