Economists size up the economy at year's end

Chris Farrell, Louis Johnston, Gary Eichten
Chris Farrell, left, and Louis Johnston spoke on a panel on the economy moderated by Gary Eichten at the Eugene J. McCarthy Center Center at St. John's University and the College of St. Benedict.
Courtesy St. John's University

Louis Johnston and Chris Farrell recently sized up the condition of the economy at year's end, and looked into the crystal ball. What's happening to jobs, trade, wages, taxes, and the local, national and global economy?

Johnston is a professor of economics at St. John's University and the College of St. Benedict. He's a regular commentator for Minnesota Public Radio and his blog can be found at LouisJohnston.com/blog.

Farrell is senior economics contributor for APM's Marketplace, for Minnesota Public Radio News and Wisconsin Public Radio. He's a regular columnist for the Star Tribune and Next Avenue. Farrell is a graduate of Stanford and the London School of Economics.

Former MPR host Gary Eichten moderated the annual event at the Eugene J. McCarthy Center at St. John's University and the College of St. Benedict on December 4, 2017.

To listen to the conversation, click the audio player above.

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