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Program

Early career professionals and first-time attendees typically focus on Track A sessions. Seasoned professionals and repeat attendees look to Track B sessions for a deeper dive on specialized topics. Or….mix and match sessions from both tracks to customize your learning experience!

Monday, July 16

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

8:00 AM - 8:05 AM Welcoming Remarks
Corcoran Salon A

Mine Yücel*, CBE, NABE President, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

8:05 AM - 9:05 AM Economic Statistics from the US Government and Industry Sources
Corcoran Salon A

Maurine Haver+, CBE, Founder and President, Haver Analytics

9:10 AM - 10:20 AM
Measuring Employment: Using and Interpreting Employment Statistics 
Corcoran Salon A
Chris Manning, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Julie Hatch Maxfield, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Moderator: Maurine Haver+, CBE, Haver Analytics

10:20 AM - 10:40 AM Networking Break
Ballroom Foyer

10:40 AM - 11:50 AM
Track A: GDP and the National Accounts: The Building Blocks of the Economy 
Corcoran Salon A

Jason Chute,  Bureau of Economic Analysis
Kathleen Navin, CBE, Macroeconomic Advisers by IHS Markit
Moderator: Robert Parker, Economist

Track B: Federal Reserve Bank Regional Data, Surveys, and Studies
Corcoran Salon B
Joel Elvery, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Wilbert Van Der Klaauw
,  Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Ron Wirtz, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis
Moderator: Mine Yücel*, CBE, NABE President, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

11:50 AM - 1:05 PM Luncheon: The Future of Economic Statistics: The Role of Private Sector Data
Dumbarton

Jed Kolko, Chief Economist, Indeed
Michael Horrigan#, CBE, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Introduction: Rich Wobbekind+, CBE, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado

1:10 PM - 2:20 PM
Track A: Measuring Inflation:  What It Measures and How It Is Measured 
Corcoran Salon A
Kyle Brown, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Steve Reed,  Bureau of Labor Statistics
Moderator: Maurine Haver+, CBE, Haver Analytics

Track B: Taking the Temperature of Household Debt
Corcoran Salon B
Andrew Haughwout, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Theodore Littleton
, IFR Markets
Moderator: Jack Kleinhenz+, CBE, National Retail Federation 

2:25 PM - 3:35 PM
Track A: International Transactions: A Balancing Act 
Corcoran Salon A

Raymond Mataloni, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Manuel Balmaseda#, CBE, CEMEX
Moderator: Maurine Haver+, CBE, Haver Analytics

Track B: Housing and Construction:  Not Just Sticks, Straw, and Bricks
Corcoran Salon B
Erica M. Filipek, Census Bureau
Kermit Baker, Harvard University/American Institute of Architects
Moderator: Ken Simonson+, Associated General Contractors of America

3:40 PM - 4:00 PM Networking Break
Ballroom Foyer

4:00 PM - 5:10 PM
Track A: Corporate Profits Data: From the NIPAs to the S&P 
Corcoran Salon A
Kate Pinard, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Dick Rippe+, CBE, Evercore ISI Group
Moderator: Rosemary Marcuss+, Economist

Track B: Understanding Monetary Policy  
Corcoran Salon B
Julie Remache, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Dana Saporta*, CBE
, Credit Suisse
Moderator: Jack Kleinhenz+, CBE, National Retail Federation

5:15 PM - 6:15 PM Networking Reception  
Seasons (lower lobby level)

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Networking Happy Hour
Mr. Smith's of Georgetown
3205 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007

  

Tuesday, July 17

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

8:00 AM - 9:10 AM
Track A: Other Employment Indicators: Jolts, BED, and Claims 
Corcoran Salon A
Ronald Wilus, Department of Labor
Kevin Cooksey, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Charlotte Oslund, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Moderator: Rich Wobbekind+, CBE, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado

Track B: Fiscal Policy:  The Math and the Interpretation
Corcoran Salon B
Robert W. Arnold,
Congressional Budget Office
Christi Hawley Anthony,
Congressional Budget Office
Melissa Pumphrey,
Credit Suisse
Moderator: Dana Saporta*, CBE, Credit Suisse

9:15 AM - 10:25 AM
Track A: Productivity: The Key to Understanding Economic Growth 
Corcoran Salon A
Chris Sparks, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Bob Shackleton, Congressional Budget Office
Moderator: William A. Strauss#, CBE, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Track B: Making Sense Out of Wages, Earnings, and Compensation
Ken Robertson, Bureau of Labor Statistics
John Robertson
, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta 
Moderator: George Kahn#, CBE, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

10:25 AM - 10:45 AM Networking Break
Ballroom Foyer

10:45 AM - 11:55 AM
Track A: Financial Accounts: Understanding the Role and Value 
Corcoran Salon A
Matthew Hoops,  Federal Reserve Board 
Constance L. Hunter#, CBE, KPMG
Moderator: Richard Brown#, CBE, Council of Economic Advisers

Track B: International Comparisons: The Apples-to-Apples Challenge
Corcoran Salon B
Florina Tanase, International Monetary Fund
Mark Wynne
, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Moderator: Maurine Haver+, CBE, Haver Analytics

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM Luncheon: Being an Economics Detective: Finding New Industries in the Data
Dumbarton
Michael Mandel, Chief Economic Strategist, Progressive Policy Institute
Introduction: Jack Kleinhenz+, CBE, National Retail Federation

1:15 PM -2:00 PM Why Are Economic Data Seasonally Adjusted?
Corcoran Salon B
Ataman Ozyildirim, The Conference Board
Introduction: Maurine Haver+, CBE, Haver Analytics

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Closing Keynote: Where Are We in the Business Cycle?
Corcoran Salon B

Lisa Emsbo-Mattingly+, CBE, Director of Research - Global Asset Allocation, Fidelity Investments
Introduction: Maurine Haver+, CBE, Haver Analytics

3:15 PM - 5:15 PM Bonus Session: Maintaining the Quality and Integrity of US Government Data: A Discussion and Mixer for Journalists and Economists
Corcoran Salon B  
Brian Moyer, Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Stephanie Studds, Chief, Economic Indicators Division, Census Bureau
William Wiatrowski, Acting Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Moderator: Lydia DePillis, Economy Reporter, CNNMoney

Panel discussion will conclude at 4:15 PM with a reception to follow in Dumbarton Conservatory. Session and reception held in partnership with The NABE Foundation, the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW), and the American Statistical Association (ASA).

     

Can't make the full seminar? Attend the bonus session and mixer for free if you are a NABE Member, SABEW Member, or government employee. Register here



* Current NABE Director
# Former NABE Director
+ Former NABE President

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