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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!


Monday, June 13

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM  Preview Webinar 


Tuesday, July 12

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Seasonal Adjustment Webinar

Ataman Ozyildirim, Senior Director, Economics, The Conference Board
Moderator: Maurine Haver, CBE,
Founder and CEO, Haver Analytics


Monday, July 18

9:10 AM - 10:20 AM

Track A  Measuring Employment — Using and Interpreting Employment Statistics   

Dorinda Allard, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Rachel Krantz-Kent, Supervisory Economist, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Moderator: Maurine Haver, CBE, Founder and CEO, Haver Analytics

Track B  Other Employment Indicators — A Look Beyond the Jobs Report

Skyla Skopovi, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Tamara Mickle, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Timothy O. Kestner, Virginia Employment Commission
Moderator: Rich Wobbekind, CBE


10:20 AM - 10:40 AM  Networking Break


10:40 AM - 11:50 AM

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

Lisa Mataloni, Economist, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Kathleen Navin, CBE, Economics Executive Director, IHS Markit 
Moderator: Robert Parker, Economist 

Track B  Housing Markets Feeling at Home with the Housing Data
Frank Nothaft, CBE, Chief Economist, CoreLogic


11:50 AM - 1:05 PM  Luncheon Keynote
Scott Horsley, Chief Economics Correspondent, NPR


1:10 PM - 2:20 PM 

Track A Measuring Inflation — What it Measures and How it is Measured   

Steve Reed,  Economist, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Kyle Brown, Chief of the PCE Branch, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Moderator: Maurine Haver, CBE, Founder and CEO, Haver Analytics

Track B  Federal Reserve Districts  Research and Surveys
Ezra Karger, Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago
Gianluca Benigno, Assistant Vice President and Function Head, International Research Function, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Jim Dolmas, Economic Policy Advisor and Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Moderator: Jesus Canas, Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas


2:25 PM - 3:35 PM 

Track A International Transactions  A Balancing Act 

Jennifer Bruner, Senior Research Economist, Bureau of Economic Analysis 

Track B  Energy An Industry in Motion

John Staub, U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)
Michael Plante,
Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas


3:35 PM - 3:55 PM Networking Break


3:55 PM - 5:05 PM

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

Dick Rippe, CBE, Managing Director and Economist, Evercore
Kate Pinard, Mathematical Statistician, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Moderator: Rosemary Marcuss, Economist

Track B  Retail Sales — Measuring Consumer Behavior

Paul BucchioniChief, Retail Indicator Branch, U.S. Census Bureau
Sarah Wolfe,
Economist, U.S. Economics Research Team, Morgan Stanley
Moderator: Jack Kleinhenz, CBE, Chief Economist, National Retail Federation


5:15 PM - 6:15 PM Networking Reception


6:30 PM - 8:00 PM Networking Happy Hour



Tuesday,  July 19


8:00 AM - 9:10 AM

Track A  Wages and Compensation  Distinctions with a Difference
Dave Talan, Economist, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Emy Sok, Economist, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Moderator: Michael Horrigan, CBE, President, W.E. Upjohn Institute

Track B Confidence and Expectations Surveys Measuring and Using Sentiment Data


9:15 AM - 10:25 AM

Track A Productivity  The Key to Understanding Economic Growth  

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

Track B Post-COVID  Lingering Challenges to Economic Analysis


10:25 AM - 10:45 AM Networking Break


10:45 AM - 11:55 AM 

Track A Financial Accounts  The Quarterly Data and the Stories They Tell  

Matthew Hoops, Research Assistant, Federal Reserve Board
Kenneth Kim, CBE, Senior Economist, KPMG

Track B Innovations in Economic Measurement
John Stevens, Federal Reserve Board
Roberto Rigobon,
MIT Sloan School of Management


12:00 PM - 1:05 PM  Luncheon Keynote 
Donald Kohn, Robert V. Roosa Chair in International Economics and Senior Fellow in Economic Studies, Brookings Institution; former Vice Chair, Federal Reserve Board of Governors


1:05 PM - 1:20 PM Break


1:20 PM - 2:25 PM Keys to Understanding Today's Labor Markets

Jared Bernstein, Council of Economic Advisers


2:30 PM - 3:15 PM The Road Ahead for the Auto Sector 

Elaine Buckberg, Chief Economist, General Motors


3:30 PM - 4:15 PM Maintaining the Quality and Integrity of U.S. Government Data: A Discussion and Mixer for Journalists and Economists 

William Beach, Commissioner, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Mary Bohman, Acting Director and Deputy Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis



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