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6:30 PM -  8:45 PM NABE 60th Anniversary Dinner - SOLD OUT
Westin Copley Place, St. George, 3rd Floor

Come celebrate 60 years of NABE at this special evening dinner and program

Calling BS in an Age of Misinformation
Jevin West, Assistant Professor, Information School, University of Washington


Sunday, September 30

8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Breakfast with the Author (separate registration required - $70)
St. George A/B - 3rd Floor
Dani Rodrik, Ford Foundation Professor of International Political Economy, Harvard Kennedy School; Author, Straight Talk on Trade: Ideas for a Sane World Economy
Moderator: Anna Breman, Group Chief Economist, Swedbank

9:45 AM - 11:15 AM Skills Seminar: Business Applications of Behavioral Economics
America North & Center
Mike Luca, Lee J. Styslinger III Associate Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School

11:15 AM - 12:15 PM Global Outlook
America North & Center
Nariman Behravesh, Chief Economist, IHS Markit
Gregory Daco
, Chief US Economist, Oxford Economics
Megan Greene, Managing Director and Chief Economist, Manulife Asset Management
Moderator: Ilan Kolet, Head of Inflation and Commodities Research, Fidelity Investments

12:15 PM - 1:30 PM Adam Smith Award Luncheon
America South
Carmen ReinhartMinos A. Zombanakis Professor of the International Financial System, Harvard Kennedy School
Moderator: Mine Yücel, CBE, NABE President; Senior Vice President and Senior Research Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

1:40 PM - 2:40 PM Concurrent Sessions I

A. Corporate Debt, Student Loans, Auto Loans, or EM: Which is the Next Subprime?
America North
Beth Ann Bovino, Chief U.S. Economist & Managing Director, S&P Global Ratings
Susan Lund
, Partner, McKinsey Global Institute
Melinda Zabritski, Senior Director, Automotive Financial Solutions, Experian
Moderator: David Bowers, Managing Director & Head of Research, Absolute Strategy Research

B. Futurists and Health Care: How Technology & Innovation May Change the US Health Sector
Essex South - 3rd Floor
Jeffrey Flier, former Dean, Harvard Medical School
Ariel Dora Stern, Health Economist, Harvard Business School
Micky Tripathi, President and CEO, Massachusetts eHealth Collaborative
Moderator: Robert Graboyes, Senior Research Fellow and Health Care Scholar, Mercatus Center at George Mason University

C. U.S. Energy Trade: Benefits and Challenges
Essex North & Center- 3rd Floor
George Beranek, ‎Head, Corporate Economics Department, ‎Marathon Petroleum Company
Helen Currie, Chief Economist, ConocoPhillips
Lou Pugliaresi
, President, Energy Policy Research Foundation
Moderator: Robert Fry, CBE, Chief Economist, Robert Fry Economics LLC

2:40 PM - 3:10 PM Networking Break
Ballroom Foyer 

3:10 PM - 4:05 PM Economics of Climate Change
America North & Center
Ben Caldecott, Director, Oxford Sustainable Finance Programme
Martin L. Weitzman, Professor of Economics, Harvard University
Moderator: Alex Brill, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

3:10 PM - 4:05 PM Presentation of Edmund A. Mennis Award-Winning Papers
Essex Center - 3rd Floor

"Business Strategy and Firm Location Decisions: Testing Traditional and Modern Methods"
Patrick L. Anderson, Principal & CEO, Anderson Economic Group, LLC

"Are Yield Curve/Monetary Cycles Approaches Enough to Predict Recessions?"
Azhar Iqbal, Director and Econometrician, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC

Moderator: Charles Steindel, CBE, Editor, Business Economics

4:05 PM - 4:50 PM Keynote Chat
America North & Center
Christina Paxson, President, Brown University
Moderator: Julia Coronado, Founder and President, MacroPolicy Perspectives LLC

4:50 PM - 5:45 PM Is the Business Cycle Dead?
America North & Center
Robert Gordon, Stanley G. Harris Professor of the Social Sciences, Northwestern University
James Stock, Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University
Moderator: James Poterba, Mitsui Professor of Economics, MIT; President, National Bureau of Economic Research
Hosted by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

6:15 PM - 7:45 PM Offsite Reception
Hampshire House
84 Beacon Street, Boston, MA 02108
Hosted by Fidelity Investments

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM Small Group Dinners (pre-registration required)
Area Restaurants


Monday, October 1


7:00 AM - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast   
Ballroom Foyer

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM CBE Networking Breakfast (CBE-only event)
St. George B - 3rd Floor

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Technological Change and the City of the Future
America North & Center
Ed Glaeser, Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics, Harvard University
Moderator: Frank Nothaft, CBE, Chief Economist, CoreLogic

8:45 AM - 9:30 AM Nudges and Nudging: Behavioral Economics at Work
America North & Center
Cass R. Sunstein, Robert Walmsley University Professor, Harvard University
Moderator: Emily Kolinski Morris, CBE, Chief Economist, Ford Motor Company

9:30 AM - 9:45 AM NABE Outlook
America North & Center
Kevin Swift, CBE, NABE Vice President; Chief Economist, American Chemistry Council

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM NABE Presidential Address
America North & Center
Mine Yücel, CBE, NABE President; Senior Vice President and Senior Research Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Networking Break 
Ballroom Foyer

10:45 AM - 11:30 From Keynesianism to the Knowledge Economy: The Rise and Fall of Growth Regimes
America North & Center
Peter Hall, Professor of European Studies, Harvard University
Moderator: Stuart Mackintosh, CBE, Executive Director, The Group of Thirty

11:30 AM 12:15 PM CEO Chat
America North & Center
Niraj Shah, CEO, Wayfair
Moderator: Constance Hunter, CBE, Chief Economist, KPMG

12:15 PM - 1:40 PM Luncheon: US Outlook/Monetary Policy
America South
Eric S. Rosengren, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Moderator: Lynn Reaser, CBE, Chief Economist, Point Loma Nazarene University

1:45 PM - 2:45 PM Concurrent Sessions II

A. Ten Years Since the Financial Crisis: Has Housing Finally Found Its New Normal?
America North
Molly Boesel, Principal Economist, CoreLogic
Steve Melman, Director, Economic Services, National Association of Home Builders
Gleb Nechayev, Senior Vice President, Head of Economic & Market Research, Berkshire Group
Moderator: Mark Palim, Vice President and Deputy Chief Economist, Fannie Mae

B. Emerging Uses of Satellite and Drone Imagery in Economics
Essex South- 3rd Floor
Shay Har-Noy, VP of Platform, DigitalGlobe
Bar Kafri, VP of Product, SpaceKnow
Moderator: Issi Romem, Chief Economist, BuildZoom

C. Retail Trade Industry: Are Bricks & Mortar and E-commerce Converging or Diverging?
Essex North & Center - 3rd Floor
Yael Cosset, Group Vice President & Chief Digital Officer, The Kroger Co.
Brian W. Nagel,  Managing Director and Senior Analyst, Oppenheimer & Company
Jeremy Sporn, Partner, Retail & Consumer Goods, Oliver Wyman 
Moderator: Jack Kleinhenz, CBE, Chief Economist, National Retail Federation

2:50 PM - 3:50 PM Concurrent Sessions III

A. Prospects for International Trade: New Rules after NAFTA Renegotiation?
America North
Manuel Balmaseda, CBE, Chief Economist, CEMEX
Catherine L. Mann, Global Chief Economist, Citi
Moderator: Kathleen Stephansen, CBE, Economic Advisor, Boston Consulting Group Henderson Institute

B. Amazon HQ2 Choice: Dissecting the Decision, Assessing Economic Impacts
Essex South - 3rd Floor
Frederick Treyz, Chief Economist and CEO, REMI
Hector Vielma, Senior Economist, Illinois Department of Revenue
Moderator: Rich Wobbekind, CBE, Executive Director of the Business Research Division and Senior Associate Dean for Academic Programs, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado

C. Automation and Electrification – Changing Paradigms in Transportation
Essex North & Center - 3rd Floor
Mike Cammisa, President, Michael Cammisa Consulting, LLC
Dean Wise, Principal, Dean Wise, LLC
Moderator: Shannon Valenti Cheng, Principal Program Manager - High-Speed Rail, Pacific Gas and Electric Company

3:50 PM - 4:15 PM Networking Break
Ballroom Foyer

4:15 PM - 5:10 PM The Outlook for US Public Debt and Its Fiscal and Economic Consequences
America North & Center
Lou Crandall, Chief Economist, Wrightson ICAP
Doug Elmendorf, Dean and Don K. Price Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Kim Rueben, Senior Fellow and Director of State and Local Finance Initiative, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center, Urban Institute
Moderator: Jeffrey Holland, VP, Research, Peter G Peterson Foundation

5:10pm - 5:50pm A View from the Trump Administration
America North & Center
David R. Malpass, Under Secretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Moderator: Stuart Hoffman, CBE, Senior Economic Adviser, The PNC Financial Services Group

5:50 PM - 6:10 PM NABE Business Meeting 
America North & Center

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Offsite Reception
Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

Busses will depart from the hotel lobby beginning at 6:15pm and return to the Westin Copley Place beginning at 7:45pm.

8:30 PM - 10:00 PM GetConnected Networking Event

City Bar Back Bay
61 Exeter St, Boston, MA 02116

(located in the lobby of the Lenox Hotel)

Tuesday, October 2


7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast   
Ballroom Foyer

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM The Underrepresentation of Women in Economics: How We Got Here, Why It Matters, and How It Can Change
America North & Center
Jeffrey R. Brown, Professor of Business and Dean, College of Business, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
David Deming
, Professor of Public Policy, Education and Economics, Harvard Kennedy School
Nela Richardson, Senior Investment Strategist, Edward Jones
Claudia Sahm, Chief, Consumer and Community Development Research Section, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Moderator: Julia Coronado, Founder and President, MacroPolicy Perspectives LLC

8:50 AM - 9:40 AM Technology, Trade & Labor Markets
America North & Center
David Autor, Professor of Economics, MIT
Moderator: Roger Josefsson, Chief Economist, Macrobond Financial

9:40 AM - 10:25 AM CEO Chat
America North & Center
Bruce Van Saun, Chairman and CEO, Citizens Financial Group, Inc.
Moderator: Diane Swonk, CBE, Chief Economist and Managing Director, Grant Thornton LLP

10:25 AM - 10:50 AM Networking Break
Ballroom Foyer

10:50 AM - 11:50 AM Concurrent Sessions IV

A. Manufacturing Outlook in the Age of Protectionism
America North
Tim Gill, CBE, Chief Economist, American Iron & Steel Institute
Mark Killion, Director, U.S. Industry Services, Oxford Economics
Perc Pineda, Chief Economist, Plastics Industry Association
Guido Vildozo, Senior Manager – Americas Light Vehicles Sales Forecasting, IHS Markit
Moderator: Martha Moore, Senior Director - Economics and Policy Analysis, American Chemistry Council

B. Big Data: Implications for Investors
Essex South - 3rd Floor
Sandy Pentland, Toshiba Professor of Media Arts & Science, MIT
Introduction: Constance Everson, Managing Director, Capital Markets Outlook Group, Inc.
Hosted by CFA Society Boston

C. U.S. Small Business Hiring Trends and Challenges
Essex North & Center - 3rd Floor
Ellyn Terry, Economic Policy Analysis Specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta 
Mark Vitner, CBE, Managing Director & Senior Economist, Wells Fargo Securities, LLC
Moderator: Holly Wade, Director of Research and Policy Analysis, NFIB

11:50 AM - 1:30 PM Luncheon: View from the FRB
America South
Jerome Powell, Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Moderator: Lisa Emsbo-Mattingly, CBE, Director of Research - Global Asset Allocation, Fidelity Investments

Video: NABE at 60
Remembrance of Karl "Chip" Case

1:30 PM - 1:45 PM Break
Ballroom Foyer

1:45 PM - 2:35 PM Economics of the Trade War with China
America North & Center
Dinny McMahon, Fellow, MacroPolo, The Paulson Institute
Tom Orlik, Chief Economist, Bloomberg Economics
Moderator: Ellen Zentner, Chief U.S. Economist, Morgan Stanley

2:35 PM - 3:30 PM 10 Years after the Financial Crisis: What Have We Learned?
America North & Center
Lisa Emsbo-Mattingly, CBE, Director of Research - Global Asset Allocation, Fidelity Investments
Athanasios Orphanides, former Governor, Central Bank of Cyprus; Professor of the Practice of Global Economics and Management; MIT Sloan School of Management 
Paul S. Willen, Senior Economist and Policy Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston
Moderator: Daniel Cooper, Senior Economist and Policy Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Boston

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM  Closing Networking Reception and Student Showcase
Staffordshire Ballroom - 3rd Floor
Hosted by Boston College's Masters of Science in Applied Economics Program

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