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*Updated September 26, 2021. Check back for more programming updates.  All times U.S.-Eastern.


Sunday, September 26


3:30 PM - 4:00 PM  Herd Immunity? A First Shot at Analyzing Private Sector Forecasts During COVID-19
Prakash Loungani, Assistant Director and Senior Personnel Manager, IMF’s Independent Evaluation Office
Moderator: Holly Wade, Director of Research and Policy Analysis, NFIB

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Global Health and Economic Update Amid COVID-19
Gregory Daco, Chief U.S. Economist, Oxford Economics
Jeffrey Gold, Chancellor, Nebraska Medical Center
Moderator: Pia Orrenius, Vice President and Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM The Future of Money and the Outlook for Digital Currencies
Carmelle Cadet, CEO, EMTech
Moderator: Julia Coronado, President and Founder, MacroPolicy Perspectives, LLC

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM President’s Welcome Reception 
Marriott Crystal Gateway 


Monday, September 27

7:15 AM - 8:00 AM CBE Breakfast (invite only)

7:15 AM - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast (open to all)

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM A View from the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Charles Evans, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Moderator: Julia Coronado, President and Founder, MacroPolicy Perspectives, LLC

8:50 AM - 9:45 AM U.S. Macroeconomic Update & NABE Outlook Survey Results
David E. Altig,  Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta; NABE Vice President 2020-2021
Sara Johnson
, Executive Director – Global Economics, IHS Markit
John Leer
, Chief Economist, Morning Consult

9:45 AM - 10:35 AM Persistent Labor Market Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic 
Stefania Albanesi, Professor of Economics, University of Pittsburgh
Steven J. Davis, William H. Abbott Distinguished Service Professor of International Business and Economics, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Moderator: John Lipsky, Peter G. Peterson Distinguished Scholar at the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs, Johns Hopkins University 

presented by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)

10:35 AM - 11:00 AM Networking Break     

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Concurrent Sessions I

A. How Has the Pandemic Changed the Way We Live? 
Taylor Marr, Lead Economist, Redfin
Ali Wolf, Chief Economist, Zonda
Moderator: Selma Hepp, Deputy Chief Economist, CoreLogic 

B. Small Business: Where is the Dynamism?  
John Haltiwanger, Professor of Economics, University of Maryland
Holly Wade, Director of Research and Policy Analysis, NFIB
Susan Woodward, Founder, Sand Hill Econometrics
Moderator: Michael Chow, Research Director, National Venture Capital Association 

C. Achieving Better D&I Outcomes: The Role of Data in Driving Change
Theresa Parlato, Managing Director, HR Relationship Manager, Wellington Management
Tonya Robinson, Vice Chair and General Counsel – Legal, Regulatory and Compliance, KPMG
Moderator: LaVaughn Henry, CBE, Banking and Regulatory Policy Analyst, FDIC; Chair, The NABE Foundation

12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Luncheon: A View from the Federal Reserve Board  
Lael Brainard, Governor, Federal Reserve Board
Moderator: Elaine Buckberg, Chief Economist, General Motors

Presentation of NABE Fellows, Edmund A. Mennis Contributed Paper Awards, NABE Contributed Paper Award, Abramson Award, and Abramson Scroll

1:50 PM - 2:50 PM Concurrent Sessions II

A. COVID Migration and Implications for State and Local Governments 
Fred Treyz, CEO and Chief Economist, REMI
Jared Walczak, Vice President of State Projects, Tax Foundation
Kate Watkins, Chief Economist, Colorado Legislative Council
Moderator: Brian Lewandowski, Executive Director of the Business Research Division, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado Boulder

B. Transformational Trends in Transportation and the Impact of New Technology
Charlie Chesbrough, Economist, Cox Automotive
Jan Hogrefe, Chief Economist, Boeing
Ioana Mazare, Chief Economist, TTX
Moderator: Bryan Bezold, Senior North America Economist, Ford Motor Co.

C. Presentation of 2021 Edmund A. Mennis Award-Winning Papers

Moderator: Charles Steindel, CBE, Editor, Business Economics

"Housing Preferences During the Pandemic: Effect on Home Price, Rent, and Inflation Measurement"
Molly Boesel, Principal Economist, CoreLogic

"Estimating the Economic Cost of the COVID-19 Pandemic"
Azhar Iqbal, Director and Econometrician, Wells Fargo
Sam Bullard, CBE, Managing Director and Senior Economist, Wells Fargo

2:50 PM - 3:20 PM Networking Break     

3:20 PM - 4:10 PM Business Perspectives on Income Inequality
Zoë Baird, CEO and President, Markle Foundation
Michael Fors, Executive Leader of Corporate Development, Boeing
Jesse Haines, Director of Grow, Google
Nikhil Patel, Partner, McKinsey & Company
Moderator: Stuart Andreason, Assistant Vice President and Director of the Center for Workforce and Economic Opportunity, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

4:10 PM - 4:45 PM Adam Smith Award Address

Hal Varian, Chief Economist, Google
Introduction: Manuel Balmaseda, CBE, Chief Economist, CEMEX; NABE President, 2020-2021 

4:45 PM - 5:15 PM NABE Presidential Address
Manuel Balmaseda, CBE, Chief Economist, CEMEX; NABE President, 2020-2021 

5:15 PM - 5:30 PM Business Meeting     

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Cocktail Reception hosted by Morning Consult    
Marriott Crystal Gateway


Tuesday, September 28

7:15 AM - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM Climate Change: We are Unprepared  
Spencer Glendon, Senior Fellow, Woodwell Climate Research Center
Discussant: Stuart Mackintosh, CBE, Chief Economist, Group of Thirty
Moderator: Juhi Dhawan, Senior Managing Director, Global Macroanalyst, Wellington Management

8:50 AM - 9:40 AM Inflation: Transitory or Troubling?
Catherine Mann, External Member, Monetary Policy Committee, Bank of England
Adam S. Posen, President, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Moderator: Ellen Zentner, Chief U.S. Economist, Morgan Stanley

9:40 AM -10:30 AM Examining the Impact of Deficits
Olivier Blanchard, Robert Solow Professor of Economics, Emeritus, MIT
Chris McReynolds, Managing Director, Head of US Treasury Trading, Barclays
Moderator: Jeffrey Holland, Vice President, Research, Peter G. Peterson Foundation

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Networking Break

9/11 Tribute
In memory of 9/11 and the NABE Annual Meeting which convened in the NY Marriott World Trade Center at the time of the attack, there will be a special screening of the film, September 11th, 2001: The Story of NABE & AUBER, courtesy of filmmaker, Sharareh Drury.
(Salon 1/2, run time; 20 mins)

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Concurrent Sessions III

A. Is There Really a Labor Shortage?
Kate Bahn, Director of Labor Market Policy and Interim Chief Economist, Equitable Growth
Misty Heggeness,
 Principal Economist / Senior Advisor for Evaluations & Experiments, U.S. Census
Michael Horrigan, President, Upjohn Institute
Michael Strain, Senior Fellow, AEI
Moderator: Diane Lim, Policy Director, House Select Committee on Economic Disparity and Fairness in Growth

B. Challenges of the U.S. Energy Transition 
Mark P. Mills, Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute 
Karen Palmer, Senior Fellow, Resources for the Future
Jigar Shah, Director, Loan Programs Office, U.S. Department of Energy
Moderator: Martha Moore, Chief Economist, American Chemistry Council

C.  Future of Health Care Technology and Telemedicine
Ethan A. Booker, Medical Director, MedStar Telehealth Innovation Center
Darci L. Graves, Office of Minority Health, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Helen Hughes, Associate Medical Director, Office of Telemedicine, Office of Johns Hopkins Physicians
Moderator: Sophie Stern, Director, KPMG

12:00 PM - 1:20 PM Luncheon & CEO Chat
Jerry Konter, CEO, Konter Quality Homes
Moderator: Diane Swonk, CBE, Chief Economist, Grant Thornton

Presentation of NABE Outlook Award
Recognition of outgoing NABE Board Members

1:20 PM - 1:40 PM Coffee Break     

1:40 PM - 2:30 PM  Multinational Supply Chains Amid Pandemic Uncertainty 
Ronnie Chatterji, Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Commerce
Susan Lund, Partner, McKinsey Global Institute
Moderator: Michael Drury, CBE, Chief Economist, McVean Trading & Investments, LLC

2:35 PM - 3:20 PM A View from the U.S. Department of the Treasury
Janet Yellen, Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Moderator: Constance Hunter, CBE, Chief Economist, KPMG

3:20 PM - 4:15 PM The China Market: From Opportunity to Risky Business?  
Leland Miller, Chief Executive Officer, China Beige Book
Lyric Hughes Hale, Editor-in-Chief, EconVue
Moderator: Theodore Littleton, Associate Economist, Refinitiv

4:15 PM Adjourn


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