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Aug 4, 2023

Soft Landing or Softening Economy? Updating Recession Risks: Press Briefing



Rob Knapp
Kenan Institute External Affairs Associate
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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (Aug. 2, 2023) – With inflation subsiding and the economy growing, talk of a soft landing has picked up again. There are weaknesses to offset these strengths, however, and core inflation is decelerating slowly enough that the Federal Reserve may be compelled to continue raising interest rates, supporting the argument that a recession is still on the way.

Join us for the Kenan Institute’s monthly virtual press briefing at 9 a.m. EDT this Friday, Aug. 4, as Executive Director Greg Brown addresses the conflicting evidence at the heart of the recession discussion and takes questions from the audience.

Experts from the institute will appear on the briefing each month and offer commentary in their areas of specialization. The briefings occur on the morning that the employment report is released, usually the first Friday of each month.

You’re invited to join via Zoom (registration details below) and welcome to respond directly to this email to submit any questions you would like to be addressed.

You are invited to a Zoom webinar.
When: Aug. 4, 2023, 9 a.m. EDT (U.S. and Canada)
Press Briefing: Soft Landing or Softening Economy? Updating Recession Risks

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