Implications of 2016 election, NJ’s new state tax policies to be discussed at R/ECON event, Nov. 18

The Rutgers Economic Advisory Service’s (R/ECON) semiannual conference and forecast, “Surveying the Post-Election Landscape: What’s Ahead for the National Economy” will be held on Friday, November 18 from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon at the Bloustein School’s Governor James J. Florio Special Events Forum, Civic Square Building, 33 Livingston Ave., New Brunswick. The event is free and open to the public.

New Jersey’s recent gas tax hike and promised sales tax pull-back have economic ramifications that extend beyond the state’s budget. The recent ballot initiative on the allocation of the gas tax revenues suggests that the State’s general fund is likely to run short, and the impending Trump Administration also promises to lead to a new set of economic implications.

Stuart Shapiro, professor of policy and director, Program in Public Policy at the Bloustein School, will discuss how the coming Trump Administration could change our nation’s economic outlook. James W. Hughes, dean of Rutgers’ Bloustein School, will discuss national economic trends. Michael L. Lahr, Bloustein School research professor and director of the Rutgers Economic Advisory Service, will present the state’s short-term (to 2026) economic forecast.

Please visit the Bloustein School website for parking and directions.


Members of the media should RSVP to by Thursday, November 17 to confirm attendance or to arrange interviews with R/ECON Director Michael Lahr.