Why Economists Aren’t Good At Predicting The Future

May 14, 2014

United States economic growth is still sluggish, and the unemployment rate remains high. Those factors could end up affecting which party holds majorities in the House and Senate.

Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office, talked about whether economic policy can be bipartisan and why economists aren’t very good at predicting the future.

Holtz-Eakin is speaking the Valley at the Association for Corporate Growth’s Mergers and Acquisitions conference.