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The Rapidly Changing Global Economic Outlook

The global economic outlook is dominated right now by the global spread of the COVID-19 novel coronavirus and the economic toll of country lockdowns instituted around the world to stem the spread of the virus.

As economic forecasters struggle to quantify the impact of strict containment measures, we have seen drastic cuts to economic forecasts in recent weeks. Watch our on-demand webcast where Sara B. Potter, CFA, CBE  will discuss the following :

  • FactSet Estimates: Significant Downturn in 2020, Rebound in 2021

  • IMF: Global Recession

  • OECD: Global Slowdown


SaraPotter-1 Sara B. Potter, CFA, CBE
Vice President, Senior Marketing Content Specialist | FactSet

In her current role, Sara develops FactSet’s Thought Leadership products and other marketing content. She joined FactSet in 1999, leading FactSet’s economic content development team before moving into application product development, where she was responsible for developing applications to facilitate the analysis of global markets at a macro level. Prior to FactSet, she held several research economist positions, including her first job at Standard & Poor’s/DRI, which is now IHS Markit. At DRI, she worked on both U.S. and global econometric forecasting models, as well as transportation and steel industry models. Sara earned a M.A. in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis University and holds a B.A. in Economics and French from Dartmouth College. She is a CFA charterholder.

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