Recession? Don’t count on one, say economists

Asked when they expected the US to enter a full-blown recession, economists from the Milken Institute and Credit Suisse said at ABS East on Monday they doubted there would be one at all. But they called on the structured finance industry to help regulators get more comfortable with the flow of capital into private debt.

  • By David Bell
  • 24 Sep 2018

William Lee, chief economist at Milken Institute, and James Sweeney, chief economist and regional chief investment officer for the Americas at Credit Suisse, were both sceptical that the next economic slowdown would develop into a full-blown recession.

Audience voting suggested most attendees felt there would be a recession in ...

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