Augusta University to Host 14th Annual Economic Forecast Breakfast

Staff Report

Friday, November 19th, 2021

Augusta University Cree-Walker Chair and Professor of Economics Simon Medcalfe will share his analysis of Augusta’s economy and predictions for the coming year during the University’s Annual Economic Forecast. 

The annual forecast is hosted by the Hull College of Business. The breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. on Thurs., Dec. 9, in the Jaguar Student Activities Center Ballroom on the Summerville Campus.

“With record job openings and record numbers of workers quitting their jobs, soaring prices, and supply chain issues that mean I cannot find frozen peas at Lidl, is this the new normal? And if so, what vegetable will I have with shepherd’s pie?” Medcalfe said.

The forecast breakfast is free and open to the public. To register for the event, visit

Medcalfe is the author of the Augusta Leading Economic Index (Augusta LEI), a monthly composite index that combines several national, regional, and local indicators into a single variable. He has also published several academic articles on sports economics, health economics, and the economics of religion as well as economic and financial literacy. 

Support for the Economic Forecast Breakfast is provided by the Wells Fargo Bank Endowment.