Real estate doesn’t grow in a vacuum, and the larger global economic outlook is a key consideration to where this increasingly global business is headed. Of course, the global economic outlook is just fine, thank you, and should be for the foreseeable future. The details of that good news were underscored recently at a Dow Jones-sponsored conference that provided an in-depth treatment of the worldwide fiscal outlook. Among the speakers at the Manhattan event was Boston-based Global Insights chief economist Nariman Behravesh, who confirmed for the crowd of gathered reporters that this Goldilocks economy will continue to be just right for a good time to come. How long will this Goldilocks economy last?

Behravesh: It could go on for another year or two. The risk further out is if we continue to grow as strongly as we think we might, especially if the jobs market is as strong as it seems to be.

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