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While the US Economy soared in 2017 and 2018, home construction stalled. Featuring expert economists and researchers from The Conference Board and Fannie Mae, this webcast will explore how rising wages, interest rates, and prices will shape the US housing market.

Join us for this interactive discussion to hear findings from our US and Global economic outlook and stay on to learn:

  • Why other sectors of the economy have done better than residential construction in recent years
  • The causes of current housing market slowdown and prospects for a rally
  • How conditions in the residential real estate market are shaping the economy as a whole
  • Which regional housing markets are in the strongest and weakest condition

Who Should Attend: Business executives interested in learning about how conditions in the US housing market are influencing overall business conditions.  


Abdul Erumban

Abdul Erumban
Senior Economist
The Conference Board

Abdul Erumban is a senior economist at The Conference Board. He is responsible for developing and managing research projects on productivity and long-term economic projections.

His research centers on the fields of productivity, technological change, digital transformation and its impact,...Full Bio

Mark Palim, Ph.D.

Mark Palim, Ph.D.
Deputy Chief Economist and Vice President
Fannie Mae

Dr. Mark Palim is Fannie Mae’s Vice President and Deputy Chief Economist. Reporting to the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, Dr. Palim is responsible for overseeing the Economic and Strategic Research Group’s forecasting functions. He also manages multi-disciplinary partnersh...Full Bio

Brian Schaitkin

Brian Schaitkin
Former Senior Economist
The Conference Board

Brian Schaitkin is a former Senior Economist in U.S. Economic Outlook & Labor Markets at The Conference Board. He is part of a team working to expand The Conference Board’s previous work on labor shortages. In addition, he will be leading efforts to expand coverage of regional economies...Full Bio

Gad Levanon, Ph.D.

Gad Levanon, Ph.D. (Host)
Chief Economist, North America
The Conference Board

Gad Levanon is chief economist, North America for The Conference Board, where he oversees the labor market, US forecasting, and Help Wanted OnLine© programs. His research focuses on trends in US and global labor markets, the US economy, and forecasting using economic indicat...Full Bio


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