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Wednesday, February 27

1:00 PM Onsite registration desk opens
Ballroom Foyer

2:30 PM - 3:20 PM Can American Economic Security and Global Growth Be Pursued Concurrently?
Presidential Ballroom
Peter Morici, Professor Emeritus, Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
Adam S. Posen, President, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Moderator: William A. Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

3:20 PM - 4:10 PM Perspectives on U.S. Fiscal Policy
Presidential Ballroom
Paul Krugman, Nobel Laureate and Op-Ed Columnist, The New York Times
Maya MacGuineas, President, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
Moderator: Julia Coronado, President and Founder, MacroPolicy Perspectives

4:10 PM - 5:00 PM The Rise of Populism
Presidential Ballroom
Raghuram Rajan, Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, University of Chicago Booth School of Business; former Governor, Reserve Bank of India
Sir Paul Tucker, Chair, Systemic Risk Council; Research Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School; former Deputy Governor, Bank of England
Moderator: Megan Greene, Global Chief Economist, Manulife/John Hancock Asset Management

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Book Signing
Ballroom Foyer
Purchase The Third Pillar: How Markets and the State Leave the Community Behind, by Raghuram Rajan and have your copy signed by the author.

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM Offsite Reception at the Italian Ambassador's Residence (Villa Firenze) - Capacity Reached
Hosted by the Ambassador of Italy to the United States, Armando Varricchio, at his Residence:

Villa Firenze
2800 Albemarle Street, NW
Washington, DC 20008

RSVP to the embassy required: this event has reached maximum capacity and can no longer accommodate those who did not previously RSVP to the embassy. 

Buses will depart from the hotel lobby beginning at 5:15PM (the last bus will depart at 5:45PM) and will return to the hotel beginning at 7:00pm.

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM GetConnected Networking MeetUp

Sidecar at PJ Clarke's
1600 K Street, NW 
Washington, DC 20006

Across the street from the Capital Hilton; Sidecar bar is located downstairs.


Thursday, February 28

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

8:00 AM - 8:50 AM A View from the Federal Reserve Board
Presidential Ballroom
Richard H. Clarida, Vice Chair, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Moderator: Ellen Zentner, Managing Director and Chief U.S. Economist, Morgan Stanley

8:50 AM - 9:30 AM CBO Outlook
Presidential Ballroom
Keith Hall, Director, Congressional Budget Office
Moderator: Carl Tannenbaum, CBE, Executive Vice President and Chief Economist, Northern Trust

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Geopolitical Outlook
Presidential Ballroom
Senator Mark Warner, U.S. Senator, Commonwealth of Virginia
Moderator: Chris Varvares, CBE, Co-Head of U.S. Economics, Macroeconomic Advisers by IHS Markit

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM A View from the Trump Administration
Presidential Ballroom
Casey Mulligan, Chief Economist, Council of Economic Advisers
Moderator: Holly S. Wade, Director, Research and Policy Analysis, NFIB

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Networking Break / NABE Poster Session
Ballroom Foyer

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Concurrent Sessions I

A. Crafting Appropriate Immigration Policies in a Period of Tightening Labor Markets
Michael Fix, Senior Fellow, Migration Policy Institute
Jennifer Hunt, Professor, Rutgers University
Michael Petricone, Senior VP for Government Relations, Consumer Technology Association
Moderator: Diane Lim, Principal, District Economics Group

B. Innovation and the Future Geography of Global Manufacturing
Federal A/B
Mark Killion, Director of U.S. Industry, Oxford Economics
Susan Lund
, Partner, McKinsey Global Institute
Ken Voytek, Chief Economist - Manufacturing Extension Partnership, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Moderator: Cliff Waldman, CBE, Chief Executive Officer, New World Economics

C. State of State Finances
Jim Diffley, CBE, Chief Economist, U.S. Regional Services Group, IHS Markit
Brian Sigritz, Director of State Fiscal Studies, NASBO
Moderator: Katherine Deck, Director of Community and Economic Research Partnerships, University of Alabama

12:00 PM - 1:25 PM Luncheon: Paul A. Volcker Lifetime Achievement Award Presentation & Lecture
Presidential Ballroom
Alan Greenspan, former Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Moderator: Constance Hunter, CBE, NABE Vice President; Chief Economist, KPMG
Presiding: T. Kevin Swift, CBE, NABE President, Chief Economist, American Chemistry Council

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

A. The Global Debt Tightrope
Jérémie Cohen-Setton, Research Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Wei Yao, Chief China Economist, Societe Generale
Moderator: David Bowers, Managing Director & Head of Research, Absolute Strategy Research

B. How Will a Changing Regulatory Environment Affect Data Businesses?
Federal A/B
Ron S. Jarmin, Deputy Director and Chief Operating Officer, U.S. Census Bureau
Kirsten E. Martin, Associate Professor of Strategic Management & Public Policy, George Washington University
John Miller, Vice President, Global Policy and Law, Information Technology Industry Council
Moderator: Idris Adjerid, Associate Professor in Business Information Technology, Pamplin College of Business at Virginia Tech

C. Deflating the Health Care Bubble for Greater Resource Productivity: Policy and Market Solutions
Gerard Anderson, Professor of Health Policy and Management and Professor of International Health, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health; Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Director, Johns Hopkins Center for Hospital Finance and Management
Michael E. Chernew, Leonard D. Schaeffer Professor of Health Care Policy and Director of Healthcare Markets and Regulation Lab, Harvard Medical School
Mark Miller, VP Healthcare, LJ Arnold Foundation
Moderator: Jen Coriell, Corporate Economist, Humana

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Networking Break / NABE Poster Session
Ballroom Foyer

3:00 PM - 3:50 PM Reevaluating the U.S. Approach to Relations with China
Presidential Ballroom
Yasheng Huang, Epoch Foundation Professor of International Management and Professor of Global Economics and Management, MIT Sloan School of Management
Derek Scissors, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute
Moderator: Lisa Emsbo-Mattingly, CBE, Director of Research, Global Asset Allocation, Fidelity Investments

3:50 PM - 4:40 PM Education Policy and the Workforce of the Future
Presidential Ballroom
Susan Dynarski, Professor of Public Policy, Education, and Economics, University of Michigan
Susan Helper, Frank Tracy Carlton Professor of Economics, Case Western Reserve University
Moderator: LaVaughn Henry, CBE, Banking and Regulatory Policy Analyst, FDIC

4:40 PM - 5:30 PM Trade Talks
Presidential Ballroom
Chad P. Bown, Reginald Jones Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Soumaya Keynes, U.S. Economics Editor, The Economist 
Moderator: Ed Kean, Senior Economic Policy Analyst, Observatory Group

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Reception at Capital Hilton
South American

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Small Group Dinners
Area Restaurants

Pre-registration required; meet your dinner groups at the conclusion of the reception; please check with NABE staff about last-minute availability.

Friday, March 1

7:30 AM - 8:00 AM Continental Breakfast
Hosted by AUBER
Ballroom Foyer

8:00 AM - 8:05 AM Remarks from Sean Snaith, AUBER President

8:05 AM - 9:00 AM Financial Stability and the Normalization of Monetary Policy
Presidential Ballroom
William C. Dudley, Visiting Scholar; Princeton University; former President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of New York
Nellie Liang, Miriam K. Carliner Senior Fellow in Economic Studies, Brookings Institution; former Director of Financial Stability Division, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Moderator: Doug Duncan, CBE, Chief Economist, Fannie Mae

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Economic Solutions to Combat Climate Change
Presidential Ballroom

Alex Brill, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, CBE, Associate Director, University of Michigan Energy Institute
Anne Smith, Managing Director and Co-Chair of Global Environment Practice, NERA Economic Consulting
Moderator: David Altig, Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Networking Break
Ballroom Foyer

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Concurrent Sessions III

A. The Role of Weather Patterns and Climate Change in the U.S. Housing Market
Nayantara Hensel, Associate Director, Federal Housing Finance Agency
Frank Nothaft
CBE, Chief Economist, CoreLogic
Ken Simonson, Chief Economist, Associated General Contractors of America
Moderator: Mark Palim, Deputy Chief Economist and Vice President, Fannie Mae 

B. Small Business and U.S. Trade Policy: Headwinds, Tailwinds, and the Road Ahead
Federal A/B
Patrick Delehanty, Acting Director of Economic Research, Office of Advocacy, U.S. Small Business Administration
Patrick Manzi, Senior Economist, National Automobile Dealers Association
Veronica Nigh, Economist, American Farm Bureau Federation
Moderator: Michael Chow, Lead Data Analyst/Economist, NFIB

C. Long-Term Demographic Challenges and Opportunities
Benedict Clements, Assistant Director and Division Chief, African Department, International Monetary Fund
William Reinsch, Senior Adviser and Scholl Chair in International Business, Center for Strategic and International Studies
Jaana Remes, Partner, McKinsey Global Institute
Moderator: Alejandra Grindal, Senior International Economist, Ned Davis Research Group

11:40 AM - 12:40 PM Concurrent Sessions IV

A. Impact of Deregulation of the Banking Sector
Wayne A. Abernathy, Executive Vice President for Financial Institutions Policy and Regulatory Affairs, American Bankers Association
Andreas Lehnert, Director of Financial Stability Division, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
John E. Silvia, CBE, Founder, Dynamic Economic Strategy; former Chief Economist, Wells Fargo
Joseph J. Thomas, President and CEO, Freedom Bank of Virginia
Moderator: David S. Jolley, Managing Director, Allen C. Ewing & Co.

B. Climate-Related Risks in the Energy Sector
Federal A/B
Marisa Buchanan, Deputy Global Head of Sustainable Finance, JPMorgan Chase
John Miller, Senior ESG Analyst, Calvert Research and Management
Sabrina Watkins, Director, Future 500; former Global Head of Sustainability, ConocoPhillips
Moderator: Nancy Meyer, Director of Corporate Engagement, Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES)

C. Investing in the Transportation Infrastructure: Impacts on Regional Economies and Global Trade
Pat Casey, CBE, Vice President, Fleet Management, TTX
Bob Costello, Chief Economist, American Trucking Associations
Moderator / Presenter: Fred Treyz, CEO and Chief Economist, REMI

12:45 PM - 2:00 PM Luncheon: A View from the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Presidential Ballroom
Raphael Bostic, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta
Moderator: Diane Swonk, CBE, Chief Economist, Grant Thornton
Presiding: T. Kevin Swift, CBE, NABE President, Chief Economist, American Chemistry Council

2:15 PM - 3:00 PM Presentation of Daniel Meckstroth Award for Excellence in Manufacturing Research and Paper Lecture
Presented by NABE and Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI)
Federal A/B

Award Recipients:
What Is Going Right in Manufacturing?
Azhar Iqbal, Director and Econometrician, Wells Fargo
Mark Vitner, CBE, Managing Director and Senior Economist, Wells Fargo
(Paper presented by Mark Vitner)
Moderator: David Beckoff, Director, Research and Content Strategy, MAPI

3:00 PM Adjourn


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