Will we have a recession or a soft landing? Is inflation licked, or will it roar back? Will the housing market thaw?
Economists peering into a crystal ball for 2024 are seeking many answers and — as they often do — are ready to point out many things that could throw a wrench into the United States economy.
“Making a bold prediction for the economy is always a hard thing, because economists are usually so dismal,” Northeastern University Labor Economist Alicia Modestino says, laughing.