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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 15


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

8:00 AM - 8:05 AM  Welcoming Remarks
Corcoran Salon A
Maurine Haver, CBE, Founder and President, Haver Analytics
Jack Kleinhenz, CBE, National Retail Federation 

8:05 AM - 9:05 AM  Economic Statistics from the U.S. Gov't and Industry Sources
Corcoran Salon A

Maurine Haver, CBE, Founder and President, Haver Analytics

9:10 AM - 10:20 AM Track A  Measuring Employment: Using and Interpreting Employment Statistics 
Corcoran Salon A

Ken Robertson, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Julie Hatch Maxfield, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Moderator: Maurine Haver, CBE, Haver Analytics

Track B  Energy Statistics 
Corcoran Salon B

Stephen Harvey, Energy Information Administration
Greg Upton, Center for Energy Studies, Louisiana State University
Moderator: Keith R. Phillips, CBE,  Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas - San Antonio Branch

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

Track B  Retail Sales
Corcoran Salon B
Scott Scheleur
,
U.S. Census Bureau
Brian Nagel
, Oppenheimer
Moderator and Presenter: Jack Kleinhenz, CBE, National Retail Federation

11:50 AM - 1:05 PM  Luncheon: Fusing Machine Learning and Alternative Data to Measure the U.S. Economy
Dumbarton

Jeff Chen, Chief Innovation Officer, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Introduction: Maurine Haver, CBE, Founder and President, Haver Analytics

1:15 PM - 2:25 PM Track A  Measuring Inflation:  What It Measures and How It Is Measured 
Corcoran Salon A
Steve Reed
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Harvey Davis
, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Moderator: Maurine Haver, CBE, Haver Analytics

Track B  Federal Reserve District Research and Surveys
Corcoran Salon B
Paul Flora,
 
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Jens Christensen
, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Patrick Higgins, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Moderator: Keith R. Phillips, CBE, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas - San Antonio Branch

2:30 PM - 3:40 PM Track A  International Transactions: A Balancing Act  
Corcoran Salon A
Raymond Mataloni
, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Manuel Balmaseda, CBE, CEMEX
Moderator: Stuart Mackintosh, CBE, Group of Thirty

Track B  Housing and Construction: Not Just Straw, Sticks, and Bricks 
Corcoran Salon B
Erica M. Filipek
, U.S. Census Bureau
Robert Dietz, National Association of Home Builders
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 
Four Seasons Hotel
Seasons (2nd floor)
   
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM  Get Connected Networking Happy Hour
Mr. Smith's of Georgetown
3205 K St., NW
Washington, DC 20007

Tuesday, July 16


   
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
Kevin Stapleton
, Department of Labor
Kevin Cooksey
, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Damian Mitrano, 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
Jeff Werling, CBE, 
Congressional Budget Office
Sam Coffin, UBS
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: Rich Wobbekind, CBE, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado
 
Track B  Making Sense Out of Wages, Earnings, and Compensation 
Corcoran Salon B
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
Kenneth Kim, CBE, KPMG
Moderator: Richard A. Brown, CBE, White House Council of Economic Advisers

Track B  Secrets of Professional Forecasters
Corcoran Salon B
Kathy Bostjancic
, Oxford Economics USA
Stephen Gallagher, CBE, Societe Generale
Moderator: Dana Saporta, CBE, Credit Suisse

12:00 PM - 1:15 PM  Luncheon: Assessment of Economic Conditions and Implications for Monetary Policy
Dumbarton

Robert Kaplan, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas 
Moderator: Carl Tannenbaum, CBE, Northern Trust

1:15 PM - 1:45PM  Why Are Economic Data Seasonally Adjusted?
Corcoran Salon B
Ataman Ozyildirim
, The Conference Board 
Introduction: Maurine Haver, CBE, Haver Analytics

1:45 PM - 2:30 PM Nudging Ethical Behavior in the Online Economy
Corcoran Salon B
Max H. Bazerman
, Jesse Isidor Straus Professor of Business Administration, Harvard Business School
Introduction: Jack Kleinhenz, CBE, National Retail Federation

2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Closing Keynote: AI and the Changing Nature of Work
Corcoran Salon B
Martin Fleming
, Chief Analytics Officer and Chief Economist, IBM
Introduction: Rich Wobbekind, CBE, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado

 

3:15 PM - 5:15 PM Bonus Session: Maintaining the Quality and Integrity of U.S. Government Data:
A Discussion and Mixer for Journalists and Economists 
Corcoran Salon B 
William Beach, Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Brian Moyer
, Acting Under Secretary for Economic Affairs & Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Ron S. Jarmin, Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Census Bureau
Moderator: Scott Horsley, Chief Economics Correspondent, NPR

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

              

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