• Webinar
    February 10, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Speaker

  • Laurie Goodman
    Laurie Goodman is the founder and co-director of the Housing Finance Policy Center at the Urban Institute. The center is dedicated to providing policymakers with data-driven analyses of housing finance policy issues that they can depend on for relevance, accuracy, and independence. Before joining Urban Institute in 2013, Goodman spent 30 years as a research analyst and manager at a number of Wall Street firms, including Amherst Securities Group and UBS. Goodman was inducted into the Fixed Income Analysts Hall of Fame in 2009. Laurie currently serves on the board of directors of MFA Financial, Arch Capital Group Ltd., and DBRS Inc., and is a consultant to The Amherst Group. She has published more than 200 journal articles and has co-authored and co-edited five books. Laurie has a BA in mathematics from the University of Pennsylvania and an AM and PhD in economics from Stanford University.

  • Webinar
    January 14, 2021
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Speaker

  • Dan White
    Dan White is the director of public sector research at Moody’s Analytics. In this role he oversees economic research with an emphasis on public policy and municipal market impacts. Dan’s most recent research has focused on public policy responses to the Great Recession, particularly ways in which states and local governments can best prepare for the next recession. He and his team have performed pioneering research into the ways that policymakers can use stress-testing to ensure that public budgets are adequately protected from changes in the business cycle. Dan works closely with a number of governments in an advisory role and teaches classes on economics and public finance at Villanova University. He regularly presents to clients and conferences and has been featured in a number of print, radio, and televised media outlets ranging from CNN to the Wall Street Journal. Before joining Moody’s Analytics, Dan worked as a financial economist for the state of New Mexico where he forecast revenues and analyzed a wide range of policy issues concentrated around economic development, public investment, and debt management. Dan holds an MA in economics as well as undergraduate degrees in finance and international business from New Mexico State University.

  • Webinar
    December 9, 2020
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Speaker

  • Ellen Zentner
    Ellen Zentner is Chief US Economist and a Managing Director at Morgan Stanley. Ms. Zentner has been named to the “Bloomberg Best” list of top forecasters of the US economy and has 20-plus years’ experience as a Fed watcher and markets-based economist, with a keen eye toward early identification of market-moving trends. In 2018, she and her team received the Lawrence R. Klein Award for the most accurate economic forecasts from 2014 to 2017. Ellen joined Morgan Stanley in 2013 from Nomura Securities International, where she served as Senior Economist for Fixed Income. Previously, she served as the Senior Economist at Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd., and Senior Economist at the Texas State Comptroller. Ellen serves on the Treasury Borrowing Advisory Committee (TBAC), the Economic Advisory Panel for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York as well as the American Bankers’ Association, and is Chair of SIFMA’s Economic Advisory Roundtable. She is a Director of the National Association for Business Economics as well as the NABE Foundation, and is a past president of NYABE. Ms. Zentner holds a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master’s Degree in Economics from the University of Colorado and is an avid fly fisherman.

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  • Webinar
    November 10, 2020
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Speaker

  • Seth Carpenter
    Seth Carpenter is the US Chief Economist at UBS. Before joining UBS, he was Head of US Research at Rokos Capital Management. Prior to this position, he had a long career in the public sector. Seth was at the United States Department of Treasury for 2-1/2 years, where he was nominated by President Obama to be Assistant Secretary for Financial Markets after being Deputy Assistant Secretary for Macroeconomic Analysis. Prior to Treasury, Seth worked for 15 years at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System. He joined as a research economist, rising to the level of Deputy Director of the Division of Monetary Affairs. Seth is a member of the Congressional Budget Office Panel of Economic Advisors and a member of Council on Foreign Relations.

  • Webinar
    October 8, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Speaker

  • Marc Goldwein
    Marc Goldwein is the Senior Vice President and Senior Policy Director for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, where he guides and conducts research on a wide array of topics related to fiscal policy and the federal budget. He is frequently quoted in a number of major media outlets and works regularly with Members of Congress and their staffs on budget-related issues. In 2010, Marc served as Associate Director of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform (The Fiscal Commission), and in 2011 he was a senior budget analyst on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction (The Super Committee). He has also conducted research for the Government Accountability Office, the World Bank, the Historian's Office at the Social Security Administration, and the Institute of Governmental Studies at UC Berkeley. In addition to his work at the Committee, Marc teaches economics at the University of California DC and at Johns Hopkins University, where he was the 2013 recipient of Excellence in Teaching Award. In 2011, Marc was featured in the Forbes "30 Under 30" list for Law & Policy. Contact him at [email protected] and find him on Twitter at @MarcGoldwein.

Please join Marc Goldwein from the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget for a conversation about the fiscal health of the country in light of the COVID pandemic.  With this year’s deficit at $3.3 trillion, triple last year, Goldwein will brief the audience about where we go from here and will highlight the Committee’s signature (more…)


  • Webinar
    September 15, 2020
    2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Speaker

  • Dr. Jeffrey Runge
    Dr. Runge has over 35 years of experience as a physician, board certified in emergency medicine, with two decades of experience as a Federal government and healthcare executive. He has expertise across the fields of homeland defense, threat mitigation and prevention, medical preparedness, and medical services delivery. Dr. Runge served as the head of two federal agencies (2001-2008). He now provides strategic consulting and executive services for companies in the health, defense and security sectors as well as corporate board service for public companies in the medical, safety and biodefense sectors.

Join us for a discussion on the state of the virus, the government’s response, and whether businesses are prepared for another wave and future pandemics. (more…)


  • 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.