Mason Vision Series: Garett Jones to present "A Forecast of the National and Global Economy"

Monday, October 17, 2022 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM EDT

Mason Vision Series:  Garett Jones to present "A Forecast of the National and Global Economy"

Office of the Provost:  Mason Vision Series

The next installment of the Mason Vision Series will be held from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET on Monday, Oct. 17, and feature Garett Jones, Associate Professor of Economics, who will discuss A Forecast of the National and Global Economy.TOPIC & SPEAKERA slow and tentative recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, compounded by the Russian invasion of Ukraine, higher-than-expected inflation worldwide, and a worse-than-anticipated slowdown in China, the U.S. and the world economies have an increasingly gloomy forecast. While the global economy is expected to expand at an average annual rate of around 2.5 percent over the next decade, GDP growth is projected to slow sharply this year, to around 3%, and remain at a similar pace in 2023. This raises the risk of stagflation, with potentially harmful consequences for middle- and low-income economies alike. In his presentation, Dr. Jones will talk about the national and global economy—whether and why a recession is looming, where the inflation is coming from, and how to fight it.

The Mason Vision Series will be live streamed through GMU-TV. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in the discussion by submitting questions via email ( or Twitter using #VisionSeriesMason. RSVP here.

About Dr. JonesDr. Garett Jones is an Associate Professor of Economics and the BB&T Professor for the Study of Capitalism at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. His research interests include macroeconomics, monetary economics, and the microfoundations of economic growth. His work has appeared in journals such as the Journal of Monetary Economics, the Journal of Economic Growth, and Philosophia. He has served as an associate editor of the New Palgrave Dictionary of Economics, and wrote the preface to the century-old Dictionary’s 3rd edition. His first book, published in 2015, is entitled Hive Mind: How Your Nation's IQ Matters So Much More Than Your Own, and his second book, published in 2020, is entitled 10% Less Democracy: Why You Should Trust Elites a Little More and the Masses a Little Less. His third book, out this November, is The Culture Transplant: How Migrants Make the Economies They Move to a Lot Like the Ones They Left. All three were published with Stanford University Press. Due to his work, Garett has appeared in C-Span’s Washington Journal, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg BusinessWeek, Fox Business, and the New York Times. In addition to his academic work, Garett has also served as Economic Policy Adviser to former Senator Orrin Hatch and as a staff economist to the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress. Garett holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of California, San Diego.

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