• Webinar
    June 23, 2020
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Speaker

  • Dr. Kevin Swift
    Dr. Swift is chief economist at the American Chemistry Council, where he performs economic analyses dealing with markets, energy, trade, and tax, and monitors business conditions and assessing the economic contributions of chemistry. Prior to joining ACC, Dr. Swift held senior level positions at two market research consultancies. He started his career at Dow Chemical. Dr. Swift is a member of the National Association for Business Economics, Society of Business Economists, Harvard Discussion Group of Industrial Economists, National Business Economics Issues Council, and Charlotte Economics Club. He is a member of The Wall Street Journal Forecasters’ Survey panel, NABE’s forecaster panel, and participates in the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank's forecasters' survey. Dr. Swift is a graduate of Ashland College with a B.A. and Case Western Reserve University with an M.A. in Economics. He holds a doctorate in business administration from Anglia Polytechnic University and has studied at Harvard and Oxford.

The coronavirus pandemic has fostered uncertainty over the course of the US and global economy, making the job of the business economist more challenging. But the world has faced this before, most notably during the 1918-19 influenza epidemic when war, death, famine and pestilence all came together. At that time, a much worse virus infected 500 million people, about one-third of the world’s population. The death toll is estimated from 50 million (including 675,000 in US) to 100 million, making it one of the deadliest pandemics in human history. The epidemic was a shock fostering a short recession. In addition to looking at the various waves of the epidemic and dispelling various myths, the presentation quantifies the effects on the US economy in terms of output, spending, jobs, wages, and other metrics.


  • Webinar
    May 28, 2020
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Speaker

  • Michael Horrigan
    W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research **This webinar is FREE, but you must register by May 27 at 6:00 in order to attend. Instructions to access the webinar will be sent out on May 28th by 1pm.

  • March 11, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Speaker

  • Jay Bryson
    Jay Bryson is the managing director and chief economist for Wells Fargo Securities. He has been the acting chief economist since August 2018. Between 1998 and 2018, he was Wells Fargo’s global economist, a role in which he provided analysis on macroeconomic and financial developments in the major economies of the world. Before joining the company, Jay was an economist in the Division of International Finance at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. He started his career as an assistant professor of economics at the University of Alabama. He has also lectured on international economics and macroeconomics at the School for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University and Georgetown University. He has published in academic and popular economic journals, and his comments on the economy regularly appear in The Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and USA Today. He makes frequent appearances on CNBC and Bloomberg TV. Jay received his B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Jay is a member of the American Economic Association and the Charlotte Economics Club. He is also a member of the National Association for Business Economics and served on its board of directors from 2010 to 2013.

  • February 12, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Speaker

  • Sally Liang
    Sally Liang is Chief Operating Officer at Tallyx Inc, a fast growing, VC backed, FinTech startup building a blockchain & AI powered platform for supply chain finance. Ms. Liang has extensive experience in Trade Finance, FX Trading, Entrepreneurship, AI, Blockchain and Consumer Banking. Prior to Tallyx, Ms. Liang was in charge of large scale project execution at Personetics, a top VC & Financial Institution backed FinTech startup, where she put an AI powered financial solution into more than 20M+ consumers' hands. She was the President of NewFinance NY, a global FinTech business network with more than 20,000 members globally. Ms. Liang plays an active role in embracing the FinTech ecosystem in New York where she hosts events and thought leadership discussions in Blockchain and AI as well as running Shark Tank style events to connect entrepreneurs with investors. Sally holds an MBA degree from New York University Leonard N. Stern School of Business.

  • January 15, 2020
    11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Speaker

  • John W Harris
    Mr. Harris currently serves as Chairman & CEO of Lincoln Harris which he co-founded with Bill Duvall and Mack Pogue of Lincoln Property Company in 1999. To date, Mr. Harris has been involved in the development and management of more than thirty-five million square feet of property throughout the Southeast. Mr. Harris started his career with The Bissell Companies where he served as Vice President and President over a period of 20 years. In 1992 Mr. Harris formed The Harris Group where he served as President.

  • December 12, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Speaker

  • Jan Hatzius, Goldman Sachs
    Jan is the firm's chief economist and head of Global Economics and Markets Research. He is a member of the Firmwide Conduct and Operational Risk Committee and the Global Investment Research Client and Business Standards Committee. Jan joined Goldman Sachs in the Frankfurt office in 1997 and transferred to New York in 1999. He was named managing director in 2004 and partner in 2008. Prior to joining Goldman Sachs, Jan was a research officer at the London School of Economics. Jan is the No. 1 ranked economist in the annual Institutional Investor All-America Fixed-Income Research Team, a position he has held for the past six years. He is a twotime winner (2009 and 2011) of the Lawrence R. Klein Award by Blue Chip Economic Indicators, Inc., for the most accurate US economic forecast over the prior four years, a period including the global financial crisis. Jan is a member of the economic advisory panels of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Congressional Budget Office. Jan earned a D.Phil. in Economics from Oxford University, as well as degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.

  • November 12, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Speaker

  • Peter Browning
    As founder and Managing Director of Peter Browning Partners, LLC, a board advisory service, Peter has a wide range of experience in business. Beginning as a sales trainee, he spent 24 years with the Continental Can Company, including President of two different divisions, last serving as Executive Vice President – Operating Officer.  He joined National Gypsum Company in 1989, and in September 1990, was elected Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of National Gypsum Company, seeing the company through and out of bankruptcy. He joined Sonoco Products Company, (a $5 billion global packaging company)  in November 1993 where he last served as President and Chief Executive Officer, before retiring in July 2000.  In March, 2002, he was appointed Dean of the McColl School of Business at Queens University of Charlotte where he served until May 2005.

  • October 15, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Speaker

  • Ruben Segura-Cayuela
    Ruben Segura-Cayuela is the head of Europe Economics Research at BofA Merrill Lynch Global Research. Prior to joining the firm, Segura-Cayuela was a senior economist at the International Affairs Directorate of Banco de España, where he was responsible for the coverage of global fiscal and structural policies as well as macroeconomic analysis and academic research. He has also worked as an advisor in macroeconomic and financial issues to the Deputy Minister for Economic Affairs in Spain. Segura-Cayuela was awarded a Ph.D in Economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and holds a master’s degree in Economics and Finance from CEMFI.

  • September 12, 2019
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Speaker

  • Kate Warne
    Kate Warne, Ph.D., CFA, joined the Edward Jones Research department in 1997. She became a principal with the firm in 2000 and a member of the Investment Policy Committee in 2003. Warne is the firm’s investment strategist, primarily serving U.S investors. She interprets market conditions and recommends appropriate investment strategies to aid clients in reaching their long-term financial goals. Warne holds a doctorate in economics, specializing in finance and competitive strategy, from Yale University, a master of science from the London School of Economics and a bachelor’s degree with high honors from Swarthmore College. She earned her Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1997.

Kate Warne, PhD, CFA, Edward Jones, will discuss the investment environment, including the Edward Jones outlook for the economy, interest rates and the markets. She will provide perspective on current issues and their potential impact and provide some recommendations for how investors can positition themselves for the road ahead. (more…)


  • June 3, 2019
    11:00 am - 1:30 pm

Speaker

  • Tom Barkin
    Tom Barkin is the president and chief executive officer of the Richmond Fed. He joined the Richmond Fed in January 2018. In this role, he is responsible for the Bank’s monetary policy, bank supervision and regulation, and payment services as well as oversight of the Federal Reserve System’s information technology organization. Barkin served as a voting member in 2018 on the Federal Reserve’s chief monetary policy body, the Federal Open Market Committee. Prior to joining the Richmond Fed, Barkin was a senior partner and chief financial officer at McKinsey & Company, a worldwide management consulting firm. Barkin oversaw McKinsey’s offices in the southern United States and provided strategic counsel to a diverse portfolio of clients. Barkin also served on the board of directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta from 2009 to 2014 and was the board’s chairman from 2013 to 2014. Barkin is a member of the Emory University Board of Trustees and the Greater Washington Partnership. Barkin earned his bachelor’s, master’s and law degrees from Harvard University.

Pres. Barkin will share his perspective and discuss critical levers for long-term economic growth.