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Global financial markets are eagerly awaiting major policy decisions by the United States government. After tiptoeing near and technically off of the fiscal cliff, major domestic issues have not yet been addressed. The stock market, bond market, housing market, labor market and the money market all are at critical crossroads in this post-election year where uncertainty is the only certainty in the short-run. And with the executive and legislative branches of our government at an impasse, households, investors, economists, and policymakers all are asking, “Where are we headed now?”
About the Facilitator
Dr. Mark Johnson is an assistant professor of finance at Loyola University Maryland where he teaches both undergraduate and graduate level courses. His areas of research include behavioral finance, consumer sentiment, and financial markets. He has presented his research to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, the Midwest Finance Association and the University of Dayton’s Redefining Investment Strategy Education Forum. Johnson was named the Most Valued Professor by the Executive Fellows Class of 2012 and has contributed to Bankrate.com, the Baltimore Business Journal, WBAL TV and WBAL Radio.
About Contemporary Topics in Business Series
The Contemporary Topics in Business series offers the opportunity for alumni to get back in the classroom with their favorite professors and discuss current business-related issues in an open environment, or, to engage business leaders and guest panelists in a lively discussion focused on current events. This program offers complimentary continuing education and networking. Diverse areas of discussion include finance, marketing, business strategy, economic policy, manufacturing, health care, international business and leadership. This event occurs three to four times a year.