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The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly | 2024 Economic Update

February 1 @ 11:30 am - March 31 @ 12:30 pm

Join AIANYS, AIA NJ and AIA PA for the 2024 Economic outlook! 
The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly

Approved for 1 AIA LU
On Demand Offering – February through April 30th

Embark on an exhilarating journey with Dr. Anirban Basu as he navigates the economic landscape of 2024 in his much-anticipated annual analysis.  Brace yourself for the revelation of profound economic insights, meticulous key factory scrutiny, and bold predictions of the future risks that will shape the financial horizon. 

Has the Federal Reserve successfully engineered a soft landing?  Or, is the confluence of geopolitical conflict, a presidential election, rising consumer debt levels, and still high interest rates conspiring to produce an economic downturn in 2024?  It is difficult to know whether 2024 will be a good year – but one thing is clear – it will be a very interesting one. 

This presentation will supply in-depth analysis of major factors shaping economic outcomes, including interest rates, global conflict, wage dynamics, business confidence, and demographics.  It will then turn toward a forecast for the coming year, highlighting the major risks that economic stakeholders will likely encounter.

Cost for this event is $40.00 for AIA Members

Learning Objectives

Identify the key challenges facing the U.S. and global economies.

Identify current and prospective impacts of public policy on the economy.

Examine sources of future economic risk.

Illustrate the likely pace of economic growth in 2024 and implications for key segments such as real estate, construction, and retail.

Post Event Evaluation: Must be completed and score 75% for course credits


About our Speaker 

Anirban Basu is Chairman & CEO of Sage Policy Group, Inc., an economic and policy consulting firm headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland with an office in Orlando, Florida.  The firm provides strategic analytical services to energy suppliers, law firms, medical systems, government agencies, and real estate developers among others.

In 2014, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan appointed him Chair of the Maryland Economic Development Commission (2014-2021).  He serves as Chairman of the Baltimore County Economic Advisory Committee.  He also serves the chief economist function for Associated Builders and Contractors, the Construction Financial Management Association, the Modular Building Institute, the Maryland Bankers Association, and several others.

He has taught at several universities, most frequently at the Johns Hopkins University.  He currently teaches History of Economic Thought at Goucher College as their Distinguished Economist in Residence.

In 2007, 2016, and 2022, the Daily Record newspaper selected Dr. Basu as one of Maryland’s 50 most influential people. The Baltimore Business Journal named him one of the region’s 20 most powerful business leaders in 2010.

Dr. Basu is currently on the boards of the University of Maryland School of Law, St. Mary’s College, the University of Maryland Medical Center, the University System of Maryland Foundation, the Lyric Opera House and the Archdiocese of Baltimore School System.  He is also on Truist Bank’s advisory board.

Dr. Basu earned his B.S. in Foreign Service at Georgetown University.  He earned his Master’s in Public Policy from Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and his Master’s in Economics from the University of Maryland, College Park.  He acquired his Juris Doctor at the University of Maryland School of Law.  He completed his doctoral work at UMBC with a concentration in health economics.


February 1 @ 11:30 am
March 31 @ 12:30 pm
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