The 2012 Inforum Outlook Conference

Inforum's Fall Outlook Conference was held on December 13, 2012, from 9:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. It took place in the Colony Ballroom at the University of Maryland's Stamp Student Union. This was the forty-fifth year that Inforum hosted an Outlook Conference.

The 2012 Inforum Outlook Conference agenda is available in PDF form. Directions and parking information is available. Please contact us for more information.

Conference attendees included about 90 representatives from the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Department of Labor Statistics, the Universtity of Maryland, and other state and federal governmental, private, and academic organizations.

2012 Inforum Outlook Conference

Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland

December 13, 2012
9:15 AM - 3:30 PM


  1. Welcoming Remarks
  2. Dr. John Townshend, Dean
    College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, University of Maryland

  3. Inforum Economic Outlook
  4. Dr. Jeff Werling, Executive Director
    Inforum, University of Maryland
    Outlook Summary Slides (PDF)

  5. The CBO's Long Term Growth Projection
  6. Dr. Robert Shackleton, Principal Analyst
    Congressional Budget Office

  7. The Future of Regulation in the U.S. Financial System
  8. Dr. Phillip L. Swagel, Professor in International Economic Policy
    School of Public Policy, University of Maryland
    Co-Chair Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative, Bipartisan Policy Center

  9. Chinese Economic Prospects and Policies
  10. Dr. Shantong Li, Senior Researcher
    Dr. He Jianwu, Researcher
    Development Research Center of the Chinese State Council

  11. Changing the Game: Industry and Macro Implications of New Natural Gas Supplies
  12. The Economist Political Cartoonist
  13. Kevin Kallaugher
    Kaltoons LLC

Poster Session

Several posters were presented at the conference to highlight several Inforum projects.

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