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Sunday, February 23

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Onsite Check-In
Ballroom Foyer

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM Welcome Reception 
Hosted by Morning Consult
Capital Hilton
South American A/B

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

Groups will meet at the conclusion of the Welcome Reception and walk together to the restaurants.

Monday, February 24

7:15 AM - 4:30 PM Onsite Check-In
Ballroom Foyer

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

8:00 AM - 8:30 AM A View from the Trump Administration
Presidential Ballroom
Tomas J. Philipson, Chairman (Acting), White House Council of Economic Advisers
Moderator: Holly Wade, Director of Research and Policy Analysis, NFIB

8:30 AM - 9:15 AM U.S. Macroeconomic and Budget Outlook
Presidential Ballroom
Phillip Swagel, Director, Congressional Budget Office
Moderator: Susan Lund, Partner, McKinsey & Company

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM Global Fiscal Policy Perspectives
Presidential Ballroom
Gita Gopinath, Chief Economist, International Monetary Fund
Keith Hall
, Professor of Practice, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University
Moderator: Jeffrey Holland, Vice President, Research, Peter G. Peterson Foundation

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM NABE Poster Session / Networking Break   
Ballroom Foyer

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Concurrent Sessions

A. Implications of Increased Industry Concentration
Congressional
Huiyu Li, Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco
Ioana E. Marinescu, Assistant Professor, School of Social Policy & Practice, University of Pennsylvania
Moderator: John J. Stevens, Associate Director, Research and Statistics, Federal Reserve Board of Governors

B. The Many Versions of Medicare-for-All
Federal A/B
Matthew Fiedler, Fellow - Economic Studies, USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy
John Holahan, Institute Fellow, Urban Institute
Greg Poulsen
, SVP Policy, Intermountain Healthcare
Moderator: Larry Kocot, Principal and National Leader of The Center for Healthcare Regulatory Insight, KPMG

C. State of State Finances
Senate
Andrew Hait, Economist, Economic Management Division, U.S. Census Bureau
Charles Steindel, CBE, Resident Scholar, Ramapo College of New Jersey
Moderator: Sean Snaith, Director, Institute for Economic Forecasting, University of Central Florida
Presented by AUBER

11:50 AM - 1:20 PM Luncheon and Presentation of the Paul A. Volcker Lifetime Achievement Award for Economic Policy
Presidential Ballroom
Roger Ferguson, CBE, President and Chief Executive Officer, TIAA
Moderator: Constance Hunter, CBE, NABE President; Chief Economist, KPMG

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Concurrent Sessions 

A. Economic Impact and Financial Risks of Climate Change
Congressional
Erik Ens, Senior Policy Advisor, Bank of Canada
Mekala Krishnan, Senior Fellow, McKinsey Global Institute
James Nixon, Chief European Economist, Oxford Economics
Moderator: Mine Yücel, CBE, Senior Vice President and Senior Research Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas

B. Regional Impacts of National Policies
Federal A/B
Irena Asmundson, Chief Economist, California Department of Finance
Chris Christopher, CBE,
Chief Economist, New York State Division of the Budget
Frederick Treyz
, CEO & Chief Economist, Regional Economic Models, Inc.
Moderator: Brian Lewandowski, Associate Director, Business Research Division, CU Boulder Leeds School of Business

C. The 2020 Election: Consequences for Small Businesses
Senate
Mark Mazur, Robert C. Pozen Director, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center
Tom Sullivan, Vice President, Small Business Policy, U.S. Chamber of Commerce
Moderator: Michael Chow, Lead Data Analyst / Economist, NFIB

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

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM U.S. Outlook and Monetary Policy
Presidential Ballroom
Loretta Mester, President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland
Moderator: Manuel Balmaseda, CBE, Chief Economist, CEMEX

3:45 PM - 4:25 PM Exploring Modern Monetary Theory
Presidential Ballroom
Stephanie Kelton, Professor of Public Policy and Economics, Stony Brook University
Moderator: Julia Coronado, President and Founder, Macropolicy Perspectives, LLC

4:25 PM - 5:20 PM Limits of Monetary Policy in a Low Rate Environment
Presidential Ballroom
Jason Cummins, Head of Research and Chief US Economist, Brevan Howard Asset Management
Takatoshi Ito
, Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
Catherine Mann, Global Chief Economist, Citi
Moderator: Mark Palim, Deputy Chief Economist and Vice President, Fannie Mae

6:15 PM - 8:00 PM Offsite Reception at the Residence of Shinsuke J. Sugiyama, Japanese Ambassador to the United States

Bus transportation provided beginning at 5:45pm (last bus departs at 6:00pm) and returning to the Capital Hilton beginning at 7:30pm.

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Get Connected Networking Happy Hour
Sidecar @ PJ Clarke's

Located across the street from the Capital Hilton; Sidecar bar is downstairs.

Tuesday, February 25   

7:15 AM - 3:00 PM Onsite Check-In
Ballroom Foyer

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

8:00 AM - 8:40 AM A View from the World Bank
Presidential Ballroom
David Malpass, President, World Bank Group
Moderator: Ilan Kolet, Head of Inflation and Commodities Research, Fidelity Investments

8:40 AM - 9:30 AM Is It *Still* the Economy, Stupid? 2020 Election Outlook
Presidential Ballroom
Charlie Cook, Founder, The Cook Political Report
Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody's Analytics
Moderator: Diane Swonk, CBE, Chief Economist, Grant Thornton

9:30 AM - 10:20 AM Fiscal Policy Responses to Economic Inequality
Presidential Ballroom
Jason Furman, Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy, Harvard Kennedy School
Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum
Moderator: Diane Lim, Director of Outreach and Senior Advisor, Penn Wharton Budget Model

10:20 AM - 10:45 AM Networking Break    
Ballroom Foyer

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM Concurrent Sessions

A. Housing Finance Reform: The Future of Fannie and Freddie
Congressional

Introductory Remarks:
Mark Calabria, Director, Federal Housing Finance Agency

Panel:
Laurie Goodman
, Vice President, Housing Finance Policy, Urban Institute
Frank Nothaft, CBE, Senior Vice President, Chief Economist, CoreLogic
Edward J. Pinto
, Co-Director, American Enterprise Institute

Moderator: 
Stuart Pratt, Executive-Global Head of Public Policy and Industry Relations, CoreLogic

B. A Strong Dollar: Help or Harm?
Senate
David Dollar, Senior Fellow - John L. Thornton China Center, Brookings Institution
Nathan Sheets
, Chief Economist and Head of Global Macroeconomic Research, PGIM Fixed Income
Moderator: Sara Johnson, CBE, Executive Director - Global Economics, IHS Markit

C. Assessing and Addressing the Student Loan Overhang
Statler
Karen Dynan, Professor of the Practice of Economics, Harvard University
Kamila Sommer, Group Manager, Flow of Funds Section, Federal Reserve Board
Moderator: Sam Khater, Vice President and Chief Economist, Economic & Housing Research, Freddie Mac

11:50 AM - 1:20 PM CEO Luncheon
Presidential Ballroom
M. Keith Waddell, Vice Chairman and CEO, Robert Half International, Inc.
Moderator: Michael Horrigan, CBE, President, W.E. Upjohn Institute

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Concurrent Sessions

A. Whither Global Trade? The Future of Globalization and the Global Trading System
Presidential Ballroom
Robert A. Blecker, Professor of Economics, American University
Megan Cassella
, Trade Reporter, POLITICO
Mary E. Lovely, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics
Moderator: Gregory Daco, Chief U.S. Economist, Oxford Economics

B. Revised Inflation Target and Implications for Asset Managers
Congressional
Anwiti Bahuguna, Senior Portfolio Manager, Columbia Threadneedle Investments
Jonathan F. Pingle, Managing Director, Head of Economics for Global Fixed Income, BlackRock
David Wolf, Portfolio Manager, Global Asset Allocation, Fidelity Investments
Moderator: Brian Friedman, CBE, President, Co-Founder and Chief Investment Officer, GHP Investment Advisors, Inc.

C. Increasing Electric Vehicle Adoption: The Intersection of Battery Technology, Charging Infrastructure, and Public Policy
Senate
Jennifer Hatch, Visiting Scholar, Boston University City Planning and Urban Affairs
Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, CBE, Senior Resident Fellow, Climate and Energy Program, Third Way
Anne Smart, Vice President of Public Policy, ChargePoint
Moderator: Henry Kelly, Former Acting Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy at the US Department of Energy

2:30 PM - 3:00 PM Networking Break
Ballroom Foyer

3:00 PM - 3:45 PM A View from the Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Presidential Ballroom
Richard H. Clarida, Vice Chairman, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System
Moderator: Ellen Zentner, Chief U.S. Economist, Morgan Stanley


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