Why Economists Aren’t Good At Predicting The Future

By Steve Goldstein
Published: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 3:51pm
Updated: Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 4:18pm
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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.