Release date: December 9, 2019
Duration: 60 minutes
The Federal Reserve’s interest rate committee meets December 10 – 11, 2019.
Dr. Robert Eyler will discuss the big “unknowns”: Does it matter that short-term interest rates have changed two months in a row? What’s the economic forecast for 2020 and 2021 in California and Nevada given today’s late-2019 dynamics? How might the presidential impeachment inquiry affect the economy (and the 2020 elections)? What continuing impact will California’s wildfires have on local economies, credit union employees, and members?
MEET THE PRESENTER
Dr. Robert Eyler is professor of economics at Sonoma State University; director of the university’s Center for Regional Economic Analysis; president of Economic Forensics and Analytics; and a long-time board member of Redwood Credit Union. Eyler has authored books and academic articles concerning monetary economics and policies, macroeconomic policies, banking topics, derivative markets, international finance, and the economics of the wine industry. He is often interviewed by regional news media for his expertise and has acted as an expert witness in interstate trade litigation, as well as a forensic economist. He has served as CEO of the Marin Economic Forum from 2009 – 2015. Eyler has provided several economic-impact analyses for private firms and public entities to help guide public policies at the local and state levels.