The annual economy year-in-review with Chris Farrell and Louis Johnston

Three men sit in front of microphones for a panel discussion
Chris Farrell, left, and Louis Johnston spoke on a panel on the economy moderated by Gary Eichten at the Eugene J. McCarthy Center at St. John's University in 2019.
Courtesy of Jillian Schulz, St. John's University

Economist Louis Johnston and APM’s Chris Farrell offer their reflections on the condition of the economy this year and look to the future.

Retired MPR host Gary Eichten moderates a listener call-in program, one he has hosted annually for decades.

Louis Johnston is a professor of economics at the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John's University. His most recent work is a history of Minnesota's economy for the Minnesota Historical Society's MNopedia.

Chris Farrell is senior economics contributor at Minnesota Public Radio and APM’s Marketplace. He's co-host of the podcast, small change: Money Stories from the Neighborhood, and he writes regular columns for PBS Next Avenue and the Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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