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Monday, October 5  


10:30 AM - 10:45 AM Welcome Remarks
Constance Hunter, CBE, Chief Economist, KPMG; NABE President

10:45 AM - 11:20 AM A View from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Charles Evans, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Moderator: Diane Swonk, CBE, Chief Economist, Grant Thornton

11:20 AM - 12:00 PM Global Outlook
Manuel Balmaseda, CBE, Chief Economist, CEMEX; NABE Vice President
Greg Daco, Chief U.S. Economist, Oxford Economics
Chris Varvares, Vice President and Co-Head of US Economics, IHS Markit
Moderator: Kathleen Stephansen, CBE, Senior Economist, Haver Analytics

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM Will COVID-19 Lead to Longer-Term Changes in Public Economic Policy?
Austan Goolsbee, Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Mark McClellan, Professor of Practice, The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
Moderator: Ellen Zentner, Chief U.S Economist, Morgan Stanley

12:45 PM - 1:45 PM  Break / Exhibitor Rooms Open

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM Small Group MeetUp Discussions

2:30 PM - 3:20 PM Concurrent Sessions 1

  A. Oil and the U.S. Economy
      Jeffrey Currie, Global Head of Commodities Research, Goldman Sachs
      Dean Foreman, Chief Economist, American Petroleum Institute
      Moderator: Marianne Kah, Adjunct Senior Research Scholar and Advisory Board member at the Center on Global Energy Policy, Columbia University

  B. Can Housing Innovations Solve the Inventory Shortage?
      Robert Dietz, Chief Economist, National Association of Home Builders
      Margaret Whelan, CEO, Whelan Advisory
      Cheryl Young, Senior Economist, Zillow
      Moderator: Jessica Dill, Director, Center of Housing and Policy, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

  C. Data Visualization Lab
       Jonathan Schwabish, Senior Fellow, Income and Benefits Policy Center, Urban Institute
       Moderator: Mark Palim, Deputy Chief Economist and VP, Fannie Mae

  D. Election Outlook
      Sarah Bianchi, Macro Research Analyst, Evercore ISI
      Daniel Clifton
, Partner/Head:Policy Research, Strategas Research Partners
      Moderator: Frank Nothaft, CBE, Chief Economist, CoreLogic

3:30 PM - 4:20 PM Adam Smith Award Presentation & Lecture
Susan Athey, The Economics of Technology Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business
Moderator: Constance Hunter, CBE, Chief Economist, KPMG; NABE President

4:20 PM - 5:00 PM Outlook for Democracy and Democratic Institutions
Roger Myerson, David L. Pearson Distinguished Service Professor of Global Conflict Studies, Harris School of Public Policy and Griffin Department of Economics, University of Chicago 
Moderator: Michael Horrigan, CBE, President, W.E. Upjohn Institute

4:20 PM - 5:00 PM NABE Contributed Paper Award Lecture
“COVID-19, Labor Demand, and Government Responses: Evidence from Job Posting Data”

Xiaobing Shuai and James Stinchcomb, Chmura Economics & Analytics
Moderator: Charles Steindel, Editor, Business Economics

Tuesday, October 6


10:30 AM - 10:40 AM Opening Remarks and NABE Foundation Update 
Ellen Hughes-Cromwick+, CBE, Senior Resident Fellow for Climate and Energy Program, Third Way
Constance Hunter*, CBE, Chief Economist, KPMG; NABE President

10:40 AM - 11:30 AM A View from the Federal Reserve Board
Jerome Powell, Chair, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Moderator: Lisa Emsbo-Mattingly, CBE, Director of Research, Global Asset Allocation, Fidelity Investments

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM  European Keynote
Philip R. Lane, Chief Economist, European Central Bank
Moderator: Manuel Balmaseda, CBE, Chief Economist, CEMEX; NABE Vice President
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM COVID-19: Lessons Learned from the Health Sector
Andrew D. Racine, MD, PhD, System Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Montefiore Health System
Moderator: Jaana Remes, Economist and Partner, McKinsey Global Institute

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM Break / Exhibitor Rooms Open

1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Small Group Sector MeetUps

2:20 PM - 3:10 PM Concurrent Sessions 2

  A. Small Business Survival: Notes on the Economic Crisis and the Payroll Protection Program
      Mary Beth Baker, SVP and Commercial Lending Officer, Powell Valley National Bank
      David Katseff, President, MasterCast
      Moderator: Holly Wade, Director of Research and Policy Analysis, NFIB

  B. Data and Market Power
      Fiona Scott Morton, Theodore Nierenberg Professor of Economics at the Yale University School of Management
      Moderator: Tommaso Valletti, Professor of Economics – Head of the Department of Economics & Public Policy, Imperial College Business School

  C. The Pandemic's Effect on Jobs, People, and Places
       Emily Badger, Reporter, The Upshot by The New York Times
Adam Ozimek, Chief Economist, Upwork
       Abigail Wozniak, Director, Opportunity & Growth Institute, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
       Moderator: Jed Kolko, Chief Economist, Indeed

  D. Financial Market Vulnerability: Why Did Markets Collapse in March?
       Darrell Duffie, The Adams Distinguished Professor of Management and Professor of Finance, Stanford GSB
       Nellie Liang, Miriam K. Carliner Senior Fellow in Economic Studies, Brookings Institution
       Moderator: Ed Kean, Senior Economic Policy Analyst, Observatory Group

3:20 PM - 4:10 PM Macro Effects of COVID-19
Martin Eichenbaum, Charles Moskos Professor of Economics, Northwestern University
Veronica Guerrieri, Ronald E. Tarrson Professor of Economics and Willard Graham Faculty Scholar, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Moderator: James Poterba, President, NBER

Presented by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM The Legacy of Paul A. Volcker and Implications for Today's Policymakers
Sheila Bair, Director, The Volcker Alliance; former Chair, FDIC
Donald Kohn, Robert V. Roosa Chair in International Economics and Senior Fellow - Economic Studies, Brookings Institution
John Taylor, Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics, Stanford University
Moderator: Julia Coronado, President and Founder, MacroPolicy Perspectives, LLC

7:00 PM - 7:30 PM Evening Keynote: Impact of COVID-19 on the Global and Asian Economies
Haruhiko Kuroda, Governor, Bank of Japan
Moderator: Stuart Mackintosh, CBE, Executive Director, Group of Thirty


Wednesday, October 7 


9:45 AM - 10:15 AM NABE Business Meeting
Manuel Balmaseda, CBE, Chief Economist, CEMEX; NABE Vice President
Tom Beers, CBE, Executive Director, NABE
Constance Hunter, CBE, Chief Economist, KPMG; NABE President

Announcement of NABE Awards and Fellows Acknowledgment of retiring NABE Directors and NABE Foundation Chair

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM NABE Presidential Address
Constance Hunter, CBE, Chief Economist, KPMG

10:45 AM - 11:30 AM Increasing Sovereign Debts: Weighing the Tradeoffs
Kristin Forbes, Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Professor of Management and Global Economics, MIT's Sloan School of Management 
Angel Ubide, Managing Director, Citadel LLC
Moderator: Jeffrey Holland, Vice President, Research, Peter G. Peterson Foundation

11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Measuring Risks to Global Supply Chains
Ed Feitzinger, Founding Partner, Opportuna Advisors
Richard Heintzelman, Vice President, Wallenius Wilhelmsen Solutions 
Susan Lund, Partner, McKinsey & Company
Moderator: Carolyn Evans, Chief Economist, Intel Corporation

12:15 PM - 2:00 PM Break / Exhibitor Rooms Open

2:00 PM - 2:50 PM Concurrent Sessions 3

  A. Lessons Learned from COVID-19 for the Health Care Industry
       Sree Chaguturu, Chief Medical Officer, CVS Caremark 
       Sandra Clarke, Chief Financial Officer, Blue Shield of California
       Kevin Klein, Director of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, CO Dept. of Public Safety 
       Jeff Short, VP and Chief of Staff, Montefiore Health System
       Moderator: Ash Shehata, Industry Leader for Health Plans, KPMG

  B.  Macro Impacts of State and Municipal Budget Crunch
       Chris Christopher, CBE, Chief Economist, New York State Division of the Budget
       Daniel Groft, Director of H.C. Drew Center for Business and Economic Analysis, McNeese State University
       Frederick Treyz, CEO, REMI
       Moderator: Sara Johnson, CBE, Executive Director - Global Economics, IHS Markit

   C. Planes, Trains, Automobiles, and Trucks: How Will the Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery Impact the Transportation Sector?
       Bryan Bezold, Senior North America Economist, Ford Motor Co.
       Patrick Casey, CBE, Vice President & Chief Economist, TTX Company
       Jan Hogrefe, Chief Economist and Director Market Analysis, Boeing Commercial Airplanes
       Kenny Vieth, President and Senior Analyst, ACT Research
       Moderator: Sam Kyei, Chief Economist, SAK Economics LLC 

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM Can Addressing Inequality Unleash Economic Growth?
Lisa Cook, Professor of Economics and International Relations, Michigan State University
Jim Tankersley, Tax and Economics Reporter, The New York Times
Moderator: Nela Richardson, Investment Strategist, Edward Jones

3:50 PM - 4:30 PM Closing Keynote
Kevin Hassett, Vice President and Managing Director, The Lindsey Group; former Chairman of the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers
Moderator: Constance Hunter, CBE, Chief Economist, KPMG; NABE President

4:30 PM Closing Remarks
Constance Hunter, CBE, Chief Economist, KPMG; NABE President

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