2010: A Stabilizing Economy but Uncertainties Remain

League Education Foundation Scores High Marks On July 9, 2010 Forum

On July 9 nearly 100 elected and appointed officials along with representatives of the business community attended the Summer program of the New Jersey League of Municipalities Educational Foundation,Inc Titled:  New Jersey’s Economy: Stabilizing, But Fiscal Problems Intensify at the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University. Presentations were made by some of New Jersey’s most respected economists and practioners who discussed the state of the economy and what we can expect from the future. The Moderators and Presentors included: 

James W. Hughes, Dean of the Bloustein School, Patrick O’Keefe, Director of Economic Research, J.H. COHN LLP, Rae Rosen, Assistant Vice Pres. & Senior Economist – Federal Reserve Bank of New York, John McCormac, Mayor of Woodbridge, former State Treasurer, Dennis Bone, President, Verizon New Jersey, Chairman, New Jersey State Chamber of Commerce, Member, “Choose NJ” & Chairman of State Employment & Training Commission, Henry Coleman, Professor of Public Policy, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, James J. Florio, former Governor, State of New Jersey, Frank W. Haines, III, Assistant Legislative Budget and Finance Officer, New Jersey Office of Legislative Services, Edith (Edie) F. Behr, Vice President/Senior Credit Officer, Moody’s Investor Service, Andrew P. Sidamon-Eristoff, New Jersey State Treasurer

Setting the tone for the half day program was a presentation by Dr. James Hughes Dean, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy who presented highlights of a his recent paper, “2010: A Stabilizing Economy but Uncertainties Remain” which was authored by Dr. Hughes and Dr. Joseph Seneca of Rutgers.