The 2013 Consumer Spending Outlook

November 16, 2012

Surveys of Consumers logoISR economist Richard Curtin, Director of the Thomson Reuters/University of Michigan Surveys of Consumers, presented his 2013 forecast for consumer confidence on Thursday, November 15, 2012, at the annual U-M Economic Outlook Conference.

His presentation was titled “Face-off at the Fiscal Cliff: ¬†Consumer Optimism or Irrational Exuberance.”

Read the full presentation (PDF) and view the accompanying slides (PDF).

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