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Saturday, October 5

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM LoDo Denver Walking Tour (separate registration required) - SOLD OUT - please email to be added to waitlist.

5:15 PM - 6:30 PM Welcome Reception
Crestone B

Sunday, October 6

8:15 AM - 9:45 AM Breakfast with the Author: Jump-Starting America:  How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream
(separate registration required; includes copy of book and signing)
Crestone A
Jonathan Gruber, Ford Professor of Economics, MIT
Introduction: Maurine Haver, CBE, Founder and President, Haver Analytics

10:15 AM - 11:00 AM Skills Session: Building a Business as an Economic Consultant
Crystal Ballroom
Christine Chmura
, CEO, Chief Economist, and Founder, Chmura Economics & Analytics
Julia Coronado, Founder and President, MacroPolicy Perspectives, LLC
David R. Kotok, Chairman of the Board & Chief Investment Officer, Cumberland Advisors
Moderator: Nela Richardson, Investment Strategist, Edward Jones

11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Presentation of Adam Smith Award
Crystal Ballroom
Arthur B. Laffer, Founder and Chairman, Laffer Associates
Moderator: David Altig, Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

11:45 AM - 1:15 PM Luncheon: Developments and Trends in U.S. Labor Supply
Held in Honor of Professor Alan B. Krueger 
Silverton Ballroom
Erica Groshen
, Visiting Senior Scholar, Cornell University; former BLS Commissioner
Jonathan Gruber
, Ford Professor of Economics, MIT
Michael Horrigan, CBE, President, W.E. Upjohn Institute
Moderator: Diane Swonk, CBE, Chief Economist, Grant Thornton
Presiding: Manuel Balmaseda, CBE, Chief Economist, CEMEX

1:25 PM - 2:25 PM Concurrent Sessions I

A. Integrating Cutting-Edge Technologies in Manufacturing: Advances and Challenges
Crystal Ballroom
Mark Killion
, Director - US Industries, Oxford Economics
Emily Kolinski Morris, CBE, Chief Economist, Ford Motor Co.
Susan Lund
, Partner, McKinsey & Company and McKinsey Global Institute
Moderator: Timothy Gill, CBE, Chief Economist, American Iron and Steel Institute

B. The Future of Data and the Need for Private-Public Partnerships
Crestone B
Fiona Greig, Director of Consumer Research, JPMorgan Chase Institute
Michael Horrigan, CBE
, President, W.E. Upjohn Institute
Amy O’Hara, Research Professor and Co-Director, U.S. Census Research Data Center at Georgetown University
Moderator: Pat Bajari, Chief Economist and Vice President, Amazon

C. Economics of Marijuana
Crestone A
Jim Burack, Director, Marijuana Enforcement Division, Colorado Department of Revenue
Ean Seeb, Governor's Special Advisor on Cannabis, State of Colorado
Nancy Whiteman, CEO, Wana Brands
Moderator: Brian Lewandowski, Associate Director, Business Research Division, University of Colorado

2:25 PM - 2:55 PM Networking Break
Ballroom Foyer

2:55 PM - 4:00 PM The U.S.-China Trade Relationship at a Crossroads
Presented by NBER in honor of former NBER President Martin Feldstein
Crystal Ballroom
Lee G. Branstetter, Professor of Economics and Public Policy, Carnegie Mellon University; Research Associate, NBER
Gordon Hanson, Director, Center for Global Transformation, UC San Diego; Research Associate, NBER
Moderator: Jim Poterba, Mitsui Professor of Economics, MIT; President, NBER 

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM Negative Interest Rates: How and Why to Eliminate Any Lower Bound on Rates
Crystal Ballroom
Miles Spencer Kimball, Eugene D. Eaton Jr. Chair in Economics and Professor, University of Colorado Boulder
Moderator: Megan Greene, Senior Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School

4:45PM - 5:30 PM Price Stability: A Main Street Perspective
Crystal Ballroom
Esther L. George
, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City
Moderator: Sara Johnson, CBE, Executive Director, Global Economics, IHS Markit

6:15 PM - 7:30 PM Offsite Reception
HomeAdvisor Headquarters

Bus transportation provided to and from reception beginning at 5:35pm from hotel lobby. The last bus will depart at 6:00pm and return to the hotel at 8:00pm.

7:45 PM - 9:00 PM Small Group Dinners 
Area Restaurants
(pre-registration required via link in confirmation email)

Dinner attendees will meet their groups at the conclusion of the reception at HomeAdvisor. The groups will be transported by bus to the LoDo neighborhood where the restaurants are located.

Monday, October 7


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

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM CBE Networking Breakfast (CBE-only event)

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM Modern Monetary Theory: Exploring the Pros and Cons
Crystal Ballroom
Julia Coronado, Founder and President, MacroPolicy Perspectives, LLC
Catherine L. Mann, Global Chief Economist, Citi
Laurence Meyer
, President, Monetary Policy Analytics Inc.
Moderator: George A. Kahn, CBE, Vice President and Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

8:50 AM - 9:40 AM Global Outlook
Crystal Ballroom
Gregory Daco, Chief U.S. Economist, Oxford Economics
Roger Josefsson, Chief Economist, Macrobond
Nela Richardson, Investment Strategist, Edward Jones
Moderator: Richard L. Wobbekind, CBE, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado

9:40 AM - 9:50 AM NABE Outlook
Crystal Ballroom
Constance Hunter, CBE
, NABE President; Chief Economist, KPMG

9:50 AM - 10:20 AM Networking Break 
Ballroom Foyer

10:20 AM - 11:10 AM Global Demographics
Crystal Ballroom
Amlan Roy, Head of Global Macro Policy Research and Senior Managing Director, State Street Global Advisors
Ellen Zentner, Chief U.S. Economist and Managing Director, Morgan Stanley
Moderator: Mark Palim, Deputy Chief Economist and Vice President, Fannie Mae

11:10 AM - 12:05 PM Policies to Combat the Next Macroeconomic Downturn or Crisis
Crystal Ballroom
Edward Lazear, The Davies Family Professor of Economics, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Christina Romer, Class of 1957-Garff B. Williams Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley
Moderator: Lynn Reaser, CBE, Chief Economist, Point Loma Nazarene University

12:05 PM - 1:25 PM Luncheon: Outlook for 5G Technology
Silverton Ballroom
Morgan Kurk, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, CommScope
Moderator: Jay Bryson, Managing Director and Acting Chief Economist, Wells Fargo

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Concurrent Sessions II

A. Sovereign Debt Levels in the U.S. and Abroad: Should We Be Worried?
Crystal Ballroom
William Gale, Arjay and Frances Miller Chair in Federal Economic Policy and Senior Fellow - Economic Studies, Brookings Institution
Catherine L. Mann, Global Chief Economist, Citi
Kent Smetters, Boettner Chair Professor, Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania; Faculty Research Fellow, NBER
Moderator: Jeffrey Holland, Vice President, Research, Peter G. Peterson Foundation

B. The Future of Energy in an Uncertain Environment
Crestone B
Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, CBE, Senior Economist and Associate Director of Social Science and Policy, University of Michigan Energy Institute
Brian Lewandowski, Associate Director, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder
Mine Yücel, CBE, Senior Vice President and Senior Research Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Moderator: Fred Treyz, CEO, REMI

C. Small Business in the Age of AI: Harnessing the Power of Digital Technology
Crestone A
Brian Johnston, Data Scientist, IBM
Nam Pham
, Managing Partner, ndp|analytics
David Snitkof
, Head of Data Strategy, Kabbage
Moderator: Michael Chow, Lead Data Analyst/Economist, NFIB

2:40 PM - 3:40 PM Concurrent Sessions III

A. Reexamining Global Supply Chains in the New Trade Environment
Crystal Ballroom
Patrick Casey, CBE, VP, Fleet Management, TTX
Jan Hogrefe, Chief Economist, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Moderator: Brian Friedman, President, Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer, GHP Investment Advisors, Inc.

B. The Developing Field of People Analytics
Crestone B
Guy Berger, Chief Economist, LinkedIn
Yassi Moghaddem, Executive Director, International Society of Service Innovation Professionals
Guru Sethupathy, Head of People Strategy & Analytics, Capital One
Moderator: Brian Johnston, Data Scientist, IBM

C. Impact of AI and Blockchain Technologies on Health Sector Productivity
Crestone A
Sumedh Chaudhary, Analytics, Cloud & AI Solutions Leader, IBM Watson Health
Natalie Pankova
, COO, Metadvice
Moderator: Jen Coriell, Senior Advisor, EconConcierge

3:40 PM - 4:10 PM Networking Break
Ballroom Foyer

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM Use of Machine Learning and AI in Companies
Crystal Ballroom
Michael Cavaretta, Manager of Advanced Manufacturing and IIOT Analytics, Ford Motor Company
Elizabeth Conzo-Kershner
, Analytics Leader, John Deere
Michael Januszyk, Senior Research Scientist, NuMedii, Inc
Moderator: Nela Richardson, Investment Strategist, Edward Jones

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM Presentation of Edmund A. Mennis Award-Winning Papers
Crestone B

"Decoupling from China – An Economic Analysis of the Impact on the U.S. Economy of a Permanent Tariff on Chinese Imports"
Steven L. Byers, Senior Economist, Coalition for a Prosperous America
Jeff Ferry, Chief Economist, Coalition for a Prosperous America

"Blue Smoke and Seers: Measuring Latent Demand for Cannabis Products in a Partially Criminalized Market"
Patrick L. Anderson, Principal & CEO, Anderson Economic Group, LLC

Moderator: Charles Steindel, CBE, Editor, Business Economics

5:00 PM - 5:45 PM The Two Faces of Populism: Economics or Politics?
Crystal Ballroom
Barry Eichengreen, George C. Pardee and Helen N. Pardee Professor of Economics and Political Science, University of California at Berkeley
Moderator: Stuart Mackintosh, CBE, Executive Director, Group of Thirty

5:45 PM - 6:00 PM NABE Business Meeting
Crystal Ballroom

6:15 PM - 7:45 PM Offsite Reception 
Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City - Denver Branch
1020 16th Street
Denver, CO 80202

Government-issued ID required. Attendees will walk to the reception, which is located 3 blocks from the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown. Entrance located on Curtis Street between 15th and 16th Streets.

8:00 PM - 9:30 PM GetConnected Networking Event
Stout Street Social (located next to the Embassy Suites by Hilton Denver Downtown)

Tuesday, October 8


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

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM   Chinese Economy, Debt, and Spillover Effects
Crystal Ballroom
Lisa Emsbo-Mattingly, CBE
, Director of Research - Global Asset Allocation, Fidelity Investments
Daniel Rosen, Co-Founder and China Practice Leader, Rhodium Group
Moderator: Juhi Dhawan, Senior Managing Director, Global Macroanalyst, Wellington Management

8:50 AM - 9:30 AM CEO Chat
Crystal Ballroom
Hikmet Ersek, CEO, The Western Union Company
Moderator: Constance Hunter, CBE, NABE President; Chief Economist, KPMG

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM Consumer Expectations:  Micro Foundations and Macro Impact
Crystal Ballroom
Richard Curtin, Research Associate Professor, Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research, University of Michigan
Moderator: Jack Kleinhenz, CBE, Chief Economist, National Retail Federation

10:20 AM - 10:50 AM Networking Break
Ballroom Foyer

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

A. Brexit and the Future of Europe
Crystal Ballroom
Paul Mizen, Professor of Monetary Economics, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Nottingham
Saleha Mohsin, Reporter, Bloomberg News
James Rossiter
, Head of Global Macro Strategy, TD Securities
Moderator: Ilan Kolet, Head of Inflation and Commodities Research, Fidelity Investments

B. Outlook for Oil & Gas
Crestone B
Damien Courvalin, Managing Director - Head of Energy Research & Senior Commodity Strategist, Goldman Sachs
Ann-Louise Hittle, Vice President, Oils Research, Wood Mackenzie
Moderator: Marianne Kah, Adjunct Senior Research Scholar and Advisory Board Member, Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University

C. Trends in Transport: How Digitization Is Changing the Journey of People and Goods
Crestone A
Patrick Lucas, Head, Airport Business Analytics, Airports Council International 
Kimberly Ritter-Martinez, Senior Port Planner & Economist, Port of Long Beach
Moderator: Jan Hogrefe, Chief Economist, Boeing Commercial Airplanes

11:50 AM - 1:20 PM Luncheon: A View from the Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Silverton Ballroom
Jerome Powell
, Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Moderator: Lisa Emsbo-Mattingly, CBE, Director of Research, Global Asset Allocation, Fidelity Investments

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

A. Real Estate Market Update and Outlook
Crystal Ballroom
Robert Dietz, SVP and Chief Economist, NAHB
Danny Gardner
, Senior Vice President, Freddie Mac
Lawrence Yun, Chief Economist, National Association of REALTORS® 
Moderator: Mischa Fisher, Chief Economist, ANGI Homeservices

B. Outlook for Light Vehicles
Crestone B
Sam Jaffe, Managing Director, Cairn Energy Research Advisors
Patrick Manzi, Senior Economist, National Automobile Dealers Association
Moderator: William A. Strauss, CBE, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

C. Evolving Capital Structures: Funding Options for Growing Firms
Crestone A
Seth Levine, Founding Partner, Foundry Group
Mike O’Donnell, Executive Director, Colorado Lending Source 
Frances A. Padilla, Director, Colorado District Office, U.S. Small Business Administration
Thomas Siska, Head of Asset Based Lending, Grasshopper Bank 
Moderator: David Jolley, Managing Director,  Allen C. Ewing & Co. 

2:45 PM - 3:15 PM Micro- and Macroeonomics of the Beer Industry
Crystal Ballroom
Lester Jones, CBE, Chief Economist, National Beer Wholesalers Association
Bart Watson, Chief Economist, Brewers Association

4:00 PM - 8:00 PM Denver Microbrewery Tour and Tasting (separate registration required) - SOLD OUT - please email to be added to waitlist.
Meet in Lobby - Bus transportation sponsored by National Beer Wholesalers Association

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