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Sunday, March 6


5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Welcome Reception presented by AUBER

Capital Hilton

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Small Group Dinners

Area restaurants


Monday, March 7

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

8:00 AM – 10:10 AM Opening General Sessions
Presidential Ballroom

8:00 AM Welcome
Lisa Emsbo-Mattingly*, 2015-2016 NABE President, Director of Research, Global Asset Allocation, Fidelity Investments

8:00 AM – 8:40 AM Keynote Address
Sri Mulyani Indrawati, Managing Director and COO, World Bank

Presiding: Emily Kolinski Morris#, Chief Economist, Ford Motor Company

8:40 AM - 9:15 AM A View from the CBO

Keith Hall, Director, Congressional Budget Office

Presiding: Frank Nothaft*, Chief Economist, CoreLogic

9:15 AM - 10:10 AM Fiscal Policy Perspectives

Kevin A. Hassett, State Farm James Q. Wilson Chair in American Politics and Culture and Director of Economic Policy Studies, American Enterprise Institute
Peter Orszag, Former Director, US Office of Management and Budget

Moderator: Michael A. Peterson, President and CEO, Peter G. Peterson Foundation


10:10 AM - 10:30 AM Networking Break / NABE Poster Session
Ballroom Foyer


10:30 AM - 11:20 AM Missing Market Makers: Has Regulation Impaired Financial Market Liquidity?
Presidential Ballroom

Andreas Lehnert, Deputy Director, Office of Financial Stability Policy and Research, Federal Reserve Board
Sandra O’Connor, Chief Regulatory Affairs Officer, JP Morgan Chase & Co.

Moderator: Julia Coronado, Chief Economist, Graham Capital


11:25 AM - 12:25 PM Concurrent Sessions

A. State of the States (and Cities) presented by AUBER
Federal A
Ross DeVol, Chief Research Officer, Milken Institute
Jim Diffley*, Senior Director, IHS Global Insight
George Hammond, Economic and Business Research Center Director and Research Professor, University of Arizona

Moderator: Sean Snaith, Director, Institute for Economic Competitiveness, University of Central Florida


B. Policies to Enhance Industrial Global Competitiveness
Federal B
Robert Atkinson, President, Information Technology and Innovation Foundation
Chad Moutray#, Chief Economist, National Association of Manufacturers
Sree Ramaswamy, Senior Fellow, McKinsey Global Institute

Moderator: David Teolis, Senior Manager, Economic and Industry Forecasting - International, General Motors Company


C. The Outlook for Energy:  Implications for Policy and the Economy
South American A&B
Karen Alderman Harbert, President and Chief Executive Officer, U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for 21st Century Energy
Michelle Patron, former Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director, National Security Council
Adam Sieminski, Administrator, U.S. Energy Information Administration

Moderator: Kevin Swift#, Chief Economist, American Chemistry Council


12:30 PM - 1:55 PM Paul A. Volcker Award Luncheon and Lecture
Presidential Ballroom

Stanley Fischer, Vice Chairman, U.S. Federal Reserve System

Presiding: Lisa Emsbo-Mattingly*, 2015-2016 NABE President, Director of Research, Global Asset Allocation, Fidelity Investments

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM Concurrent Sessions

A. Crunch Time For China: Can Reforms Save it From Crisis?
Federal A
Arthur Kroeber, Managing Director and Head of Research, GaveKal Dragonomics; Senior Fellow, Brookings-Tsinghua Center
Derek Scissors, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Moderator: Michael McDonough, Chief Economist, Bloomberg Intelligence

B. Medicaid, Pensions and the Outlook for State Finances Presented by AUBER and NABE
Federal B
Scott Pattison, CEO, National Governors Association
Dan White, Senior Economist, Moody's Analytics 

Moderator: Marisa DiNatale, ‎Senior Director, Moody's Analytics

C. Policy Options to Address Slow Income Growth and Improve Income Mobility
South American A&B
Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
Scott Winship, Fellow, Manhattan Institute

Moderator: Ellen Zentner, Chief U.S. Economist, Morgan Stanley

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM Networking Break / NABE Poster Session
Ballroom Foyer


3:20 PM - 4:10 PM The Role of Financial Stability and Financial Conditions in Monetary Policy
Presidential Ballroom

Peter Fisher, Senior Lecturer, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth; former Head of Fixed Income, BlackRock
Sir Paul Tucker, former Deputy Governor, Bank of England; Fellow, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University; Chair, Systemic Risk Council

Moderator: David Chance, Editor in Chief for Economics in the Americas, Thomson Reuters


4:10 PM - 5:00 PM General Session
Presidential Ballroom

Glenn Hutchins, Co-Founder, Silver Lake Partners

Moderator: David Wessel, Director, Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy, Brookings Institution

5:45 PM - 7:15 PM Offsite Reception

Hosted at the residence of the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the U.S Henne Schuwer

2347 S Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C
Shuttle bus provided


8:00 PM - 9:30 PM GetConnected Networking Meetup

Sidecar at P.J. Clarke's DC
1600 K St NW (Across the street from the Capital Hilton)
Washington, DC 20006

Tuesday, March 8

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


8:00 AM – 10:30 AM Opening General Session
Presidential Ballroom


8:00 AM - 8:40 AM Policy Imperatives for Boosting Global Growth and Prosperity

David Lipton, First Deputy Managing Director, International Monetary Fund (IMF)

Presiding: Stuart Mackintosh*, 2015-16 NABE Vice President, Executive Director, Group of Thirty


8:40 AM - 9:35 AM Political Outlook: 2016 Elections

Charlie Cook, Editor and Publisher, The Cook Political Report
Greg Valliere, Chief Strategist, Horizon Investments

Moderator: Diane Swonk+, Founder, DS Economics


9:35 AM - 10:15 AM A View from U.S. Treasury Department

Karen Dynan, Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy and Chief Economist, U.S. Department of the Treasury

Presiding: Mine Yucel*, Senior Vice President and Research Director, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas


10:15 AM – 10:45 AM

Penny Pritzker, Secretary, U.S. Department of Commerce

Moderator: Ellen Hughes-Cromwick+, Chief Economist, U.S. Department of Commerce


10:45 AM - 11:05 AM Networking Break
Ballroom Foyer

11:05 AM - 12:05 PM Concurrent Sessions III

A. Housing Conundrum: A Shortage of Demand or Supply?
Federal A
Richard Green, Senior Advisor, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Christopher Mayer, Professor of Real Estate, Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School
Stephen D. Oliner, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Moderator: Selma Hepp, VP Business Intelligence, Pacific Union


B. Policies to Promote New Business Formation
Federal B
Chris Jackson, Small Business Research & Policy, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
David Lingelbach, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, University of Baltimore
Holly Wade, Director, Research & Policy Analysis, NFIB Foundation

Moderator: Dan Bean, Financial Analyst, FDIC


C. Legacy of Dodd-Frank: Assessing Five Years of Financial Reform
South American A&B
Dino Falaschetti, Chief Economist, Committee on Financial Services, United States Congress
Frank Medina, Senior Counsel and Director of Research, Better Markets
Edward J. Pinto, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

Moderator: Richard Brown#, Chief Economist and Associate Director for Regional Operations Division of Insurance and Research, FDIC 



12:15 PM - 1:25 PM Luncheon
Presidential Ballroom

Kevin Warsh, Former Governor of the Federal Reserve System; Shepard Family Distinguished Visiting Fellow at Stanford University's Hoover Institution

Presiding: Constance Hunter#, Chief Economist, KPMG


1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Concurrent Sessions IV


A. Policies to Promote Health Care Innovation: A Walk on the Supply Side
Federal A
Lina Colucci, co-chair of Hacking Medicine, MIT/Harvard PhD student
Craig Martin, Chief Executive Officer, Feinstein Kean Healthcare

Moderator: Robert Graboyes, Senior Research Fellow, Mercatus Center at George Mason University


B. Reform Agenda in Emerging Asia, Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa
Federal B
Eugenio Aleman, Senior Economist, Wells Fargo
Punam Chuhan-Pole, Acting Chief Economist of the Africa Region, The World Bank Group
Sara Johnson#, Senior Research Director, Global Economics, IHS

Moderator: Jay Bryson,
Managing Director, Global Economist, Wells Fargo


C. Divergent or De-synchronized Monetary Policy: Repercussions from the Dollar and Capital Flows
South American A&B
Madelyn Antoncic, Executive Director, Institutional Investment Solutions, Principal Global Investors
M. Ayhan Kose, Director, Development Prospects Group, the World Bank Group

Moderator: Kathy Bostjancic, Director, US Macro Investor Services, Oxford Economics


2:35 PM - 3:30 PM The Global Debate: Austerity vs. Stimulus
South American A&B

Ludger Schuknecht, Director General, Economic Policy and International Economy, German Ministry of Finance
Ángel Ubide, Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

Moderator: Charles Steindel, Editor, Business Economics


3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Economic Costs and Benefits of Immigration
South American A&B

Steve Camarota, Director of Research, Center for Immigration Studies
Randel Johnson, Senior Vice President, Labor, Immigration, and Employee Benefits, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Moderator: Ed Kean, Senior Economic Policy Analyst, Observatory Group


4:30 PM Adjournment


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

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