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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!

Please note: all session times are in Eastern time zone.

Monday, August 31

9:50 AM - 10:00 AM  Welcome Remarks
Constance Hunter, CBE, Chief Economist, KPMG; 2019-2020 NABE President

10:00 AM - 11:10 AM 

Track A  Measuring Employment: Using and Interpreting Employment Statistics 

Angie Clinton
, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Julie Hatch Maxfield, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Moderator: Maurine Haver, CBE, Haver Analytics

Track B  Other Employment Indicators: Jolts, BED, and Claims

Kevin Cooksey, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Larry Akinyooye, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Kevin Stapleton, Department of Labor
Moderator: Rich Wobbekind, CBE, University of Colorado Boulder


11:10 AM - 11:20 AM  Break

11:20 AM -12:20 PM

Track A  GDP and the National Accounts: The Building Blocks of the Economy  

Stephanie McCulla, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Kathleen Navin, CBE, IHS Markit
Moderator: Steve Landefeld, Consultant and Former Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis

Track B  Consumers and The Economy

Scott Curtin, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Kevin Moore, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Moderator: Jack Kleinhenz, CBE, National Retail Federation

12:20 PM - 1:00 PM  Lunch Break

1:00 PM - 2:10 PM
Track A  Measuring Inflation: What It Measures and How It Is Measured

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

Emily Kerr, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Riley Sullivan, Federal Reserve Bank of  Boston
Scott Brave, Federal Reserve Bank of  Chicago 
Moderator: Keith R. Phillips, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM Keynote: Data Analytics and Rapid Response Policy Analysis in the COVID-19 Crisis
James Poterba, President, National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER)
Moderator: Jack Kleinhenz, CBE, National Retail Federation

Tuesday, September 1

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM  

Track A  International Transactions: A Balancing Act

Raymond Mataloni, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Manuel Balmaseda, CBE, CEMEX
Moderator: Adolfo L. Laurenti, CBE, Visa

Track B  Demographics
Gabriel Ehrlich, Research Seminar in Quantitative Economics (RSQE), University of Michigan
Elizabeth Garner, Colorado Department of Local Affairs
Moderator:  Michael W. Horrigan, CBE, W.E.Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

11:00 AM - 11:10 AM  Break 

11:10 AM - 12:10 PM  

Track A  Corporate Profits Data: From the NIPAs to the S&P

Kate Pinard, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Dick Rippe, CBE, Evercore ISI Group 
Moderator: Rosemary Marcuss, Economist

Track B  Understanding Monetary Policy 

Seth Carpenter, UBS
Peter Hooper, Deutsche Bank
Moderator: Dana Saporta, CBE

12:10 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Break

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Track A  Productivity: The Key to Understanding Economic Growth  

Chris Sparks, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Bob Shackleton, Congressional Budget Office
Moderator: Rich Wobbekind, CBE, University of Colorado Boulder

Track B  Making Sense Out of Wages, Earnings, and Compensation 

Dave Talan, Bureau of Labor Statistics
John Robertson, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta 
Moderator: Michael W. Horrigan, CBEW.E.Upjohn Institute for Employment Research

2:00 PM - 2:45 PM  The Relative Merits of Economic Data Produced by the Public and Private Sectors
John Stevens, Senior Associate Director, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Moderator: Maurine Haver, CBE, Haver Analytics

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM  Maintaining the Quality and Integrity of U.S. Government Data: A Discussion for Journalists and Economists 
Held in partnership with the Society for Advancing Business Editing and Writing (SABEW)

William Beach, Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics 
Mary Bohman, Acting Director and Deputy Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Ron S. Jarmin, Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer, United States Census Bureau
Moderator: Pallavi Gogoi, Chief Business Editor, NPR

Offered in conjunction with this year's EMS, this panel discussion is free of charge to NABE members, SABEW members, and government employees. To register for this panel discussion only, please click here.

Wednesday, September 2

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM 
Track A  Financial Accounts: Understanding the Role and Value

Matthew Hoops, Federal Reserve Board
Kenneth Kim, CBE, KPMG
Moderator: George Kahn, CBE, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Track B  Secrets of Professional Forecasters

Dana Peterson, Citi
Ellen Zentner, Morgan Stanley 
Moderator: Dana Saporta, CBE

11:00 AM - 11:10 AM Break 

11:10 AM  - 11:55 AM  Crises as Crucibles of Change
Stuart Mackintosh, CBE, Executive Director, The Group of Thirty
Moderator: Rich Wobbekind, CBE, University of Colorado Boulder

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM  Keynote
Loretta J. Mester, President and Chief Executive Officer,  Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Introduction: Jack Kleinhenz, CBE, National Retail Federation



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