Registration for the Knoxville Economics Forum’s spring event featuring Dennis Lockhart, president of the Atlanta Federal Reserve and a member of the Federal Open Market Committee, will be closed on Monday, the forum announced.
The event will be held Friday, April 8, at Club LeConte in the First Tennessee Building, 800 S. Gay St. The breakfast meeting starts at 7:30 a.m. Lockhart is scheduled to speak at 8 a.m.
Tickets are $20, payable at the door.
In a speech earlier this week to the Rotary Club of Atlanta, Lockhart said he has “a net positive outlook for the economy” for this year and 2012.
“Our base case forecast at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta sees continuation of the storyline of moderate growth, gradually declining unemployment, and the settling of price movements around an inflation rate that is consistent with the Federal Reserve’s price stability objective,” Lockhart said.
The nonpartisan Knoxville Economics Forum was created last year as an outreach of the Department of Economics at the University of Tennessee to provide “a platform for the serious discussion of economic policy matters as they relate to East Tennessee,” the group says on its website.