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May 2020 Educational Webinar - The Neutron Bomb Spring

May 21, 2020
11:00 AM PDT - 12:30 PM PDT
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More and more often we hear that we are in the midst of unprecedented times, however we have experienced economic downturns in our past.  How does our current situation differ from the Great Recession?  We have experienced high unemployment in the past, but now we face the highest levels we have seen in 50 years. 

How did we get here?

How will this impact our industries? 

We invite you to join us and John W. Mitchell with M & H Economic Consultants for a web meeting to unpack all of this and share his thoughts on the long term implications and potential end-game.  Please register for this complimentary virtual event and click the link either at the top of this page or in the Directions section to the left to join!  We look forward to you joining us on Thursday, May 21st at 11 AM. 

The Neutron Bomb Spring

A few short weeks ago the U.S. economy had record low unemployment and bright prospects for 2020 as it went through the 11th year of the upturn. Now we face a medical catastrophe, double-digit unemployment, and a precipitous decline in activity induced by the pandemic and policy responses. The stay in place orders, closures, and work from home mandates have severed the connections and interactions that were the fabric of our daily lives, and the business of many in this group. There have been massive policy responses by the Federal Reserve, Congress and the President, as well as state and local governments. The presentation will cover the decline, the response, and how it might end.  Oregon data will also be covered. The longer term questions about how this may change us in all the roles that we assume will also be considered.

John W. Mitchell

M & H Economic Consultants

John Mitchell received his B.A. degree from Williams College and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Oregon. He is a fellow of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Oregon and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He was a professor of economics at Boise State University for 13 years, before joining U.S. Bancorp in July of 1983. He was Chief Economist of U.S. Bancorp until July of 1998 and served as Economist Western Region for US Bank until July of 2007. He wrote US. Bancorp’s regional publications including the Update, The Business Barometer, Northwest Portrait, and US Territorys and was a columnist for Oregon Business Magazine. He wrote Sterling Bank’s economic newsletter and did customer events from 2007 to 2012. He currently speaks to conventions and business groups around the nation. He was a business analyst for KPTV in Portland. He has been making economic presentations on the nation and the region for 49 years.

John was a member of the Western Blue Chip Forecast Panel, the ABA’s Panel of Economists and a Board Member of Oregon Mutual Insurance Company. He is currently is a Trustee of the Aquila Tax Free Trust of Oregon, and a Board member of Northwest Bank. John was Chairman of the Oregon Council of Economic Advisors from 1992 to 1998 and a member from 1984 to 1998. He was Chairman of Governor Kitzhaber’s Tax Review Technical Advisory Committee.  

John and his wife, Carol, live in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  He enjoys biking, railroading, sea kayaking and his granddaughters.


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