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Past Events:

U.S. Fiscal Policy Responses to Address the Labor Market Consequences of Coronavirus

Tuesday, March 24, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM ET


Kate Bahn, Director of Labor Market Policy, Washington Center for Equitable Growth

Gary Burtless, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Martha Gimbel, Manager of Economic Research, Schmidt Futures

Moderator: Diane Lim, Director of Outreach and Senior Advisor, Penn Wharton Budget Model

With businesses, workplaces, and schools suspending or drastically cutting back on operations all over the U.S., many Americans are losing jobs, work hours, and pay.  The effects are most severe in the jobs that rely on face-to-face contact and large gatherings, especially in the leisure and hospitality service sectors—places like restaurants and bars, coffee shops, movie theatres, gyms, concert halls, and museums—where when establishments are closed to the public, workers do not work and are not paid.  The closing of schools and workplaces also makes it difficult for working parents of young children to be able to continue to work from home.  In this webinar we will discuss the latest developments in the health and economic crisis and the fiscal policy responses that the Trump Administration and Congress are discussing and developing.  Our expert panel will discuss what kinds of fiscal policy responses they see as most effective in reducing the negative impact of the coronavirus pandemic on those workers and industries most adversely affected as well as the economy as a whole.

Speaker Presentations (PDF):

Global Monetary Policy Update and Outlook Amid COVID-19

Tuesday, March 17, 2020
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET


Julia Coronado, Founder and President, MacroPolicy Perspectives LLC

Megan Greene, Senior Fellow, Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government, Harvard Kennedy School

Moderator: Stuart Mackintosh, CBE, Executive Director, Group of Thirty

Central banks across the globe are responding to COVID-19, with the Federal Reserve taking drastic action yesterday by dropping interest rates to zero and restarting a program of bond purchases last seen during the 2008 financial crisis. But can central banks solve what ails us this time around? How effective will the interventions be at this juncture? Are they being coordinated effectively? What more can and should be done - and by whom - to cushion the negative economic effects of this global medical emergency?


Perspectives on US Policy: Time for Some Fiscal Therapy?

Thursday, July 18, 2019
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET


William Gale, Arjay and Frances Miller Chair in Federal Economic Policy and Senior Fellow - Economic Studies, Brookings Institution


Jason Furman, Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy, Harvard Kennedy School

Diane Swonk, CBE, Chief Economist, Grant Thornton 

In this webinar, William Gale of the Brookings Institution provides a plan to make the economy and nation stronger while controlling entitlement spending but preserving and enhancing its anti-poverty and social insurance roles.  He explains how to increase public investments in human and physical capital and raise and reform taxes to pay for government spending in a fair and efficient way. What is needed, he argues, is to balance today’s needs against tomorrow’s obligations. The webinar will also Jason Furman of Harvard Kennedy School and Diane Swonk, CBE, of Grant Thornton, who will moderate.

Podcast Available (Members only)

Economic Impact of Federal Government Shutdown

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM ET

Frederick R. Treyz, Ph.D., Chief Economist and CEO, Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI)
Nancy Vanden Houten, Senior Economist, Oxford Economics
Moderator: Diane Lim, Principal, District Economics Group; Co-Chair, NABE Policy Roundtable
In this webinar, we will hear from experts conducting economic impact studies of the ongoing shutdown of the U.S. Federal Government. The panel will cover both macro and regional level impacts.

Podcast Available Soon (Members Only)

Speaker Presentations (PDF):
Vanden Houten

Speaker Bios:
Frederick R. Treyz, Ph.D., is the Chief Economist and CEO of Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI), a leading provider of dynamic economic policy analysis models. He is an authority on regional macroeconomic modeling research and application. Under Dr. Treyz's leadership, REMI has remained at the forefront of regional modeling, and informs public policy debates through the use of REMI models to evaluate economic development, transportation, energy, taxation, and other topics. The company's clients include federal, state, and regional agencies, metropolitan planning organizations, leading national associations, universities, and consultants. Dr. Treyz oversees the research and development of the REMI model. He publishes in leading journals; this year he authored the paper "Immigration and United States Economic Growth," in Business Economics, the journal of the National Association for Business Economics. He holds an A.B. in Economics from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvania. 
Nancy Vanden Houten is a senior economist at Oxford Economics. At Oxford, Nancy covers a range of policy issues, including fiscal policy and trade policy. She is responsible for analysis of the federal budget and its implications for Treasury debt issuance. Nancy is also responsible for Oxford's analysis of the US housing market. Nancy has more than 30 years of experience in the field of economics. In 1999, she joined Stone & McCarthy Research Associates, which was acquired by Oxford in 2016. Prior to joining Stone & McCarthy, Nancy was a vice president at Merrill Lynch, supporting the firm's fixed-income trading and sales operation. Nancy graduated with a BA degree from Ramapo College of New Jersey. She became a CFA charterholder in 2008.

Moderator Bio:

Diane Lim is Principal at District Economics Group, where she specializes in bringing together a variety of public and private sources of data to analyze and provide unique insights on economic trends and the various economic effects of tax, budget, and regulatory policies. She has spent her 30-plus year career in a variety of prominent roles in the federal government, nonprofit and academic sectors. She began her post-Ph.D. career as an assistant professor at Penn State University before coming to DC to work as a visiting scholar at the Congressional Budget Office-but then she never went back and has worked in DC on (mostly) federal public policy issues ever since. She served as chief economist for the House Ways and Means Committee, House Budget Committee, the Concord Coalition, and the Pew Charitable Trusts. She was a senior economist on the staff of the President's Council of Economic Advisers during the final year of the Clinton Administration and first 100 days of the George W. Bush Administration. She has also worked for the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute. Immediately before joining DEG in August 2018, she was principal economist at The Conference Board, a non-profit business membership and research organization. In addition to her day job for District Economics Group, she teaches courses in behavioral economics and tax policy as an adjunct professor at George Washington University and Georgetown University, and she is a part-time yoga teacher. She is a founding advisory board member of the Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy at the University of Virginia, and she is a past president of the National Tax Association. Diane received her Ph.D. in economics from the University of Virginia, her master's degree from Brown University, and her bachelor's degree from the University of Michigan. She is the proud mom of four, now-adult children-which is why her past blog was called EconomistMom, a label which she still goes by on Twitter.

Impact of Tariffs

Tuesday, November 27, 2018
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET


Tim Gill, CBE, Chief Economist, American Iron and Steel Institute
Emily Sanchez, Economist & Director of Data Analytics, American Chemistry Council
Falan Yinug, Director of Industry Statistics & Economic Policy, Semiconductor Industry Association

Moderator: Diane Lim, Principal, District Economics Group

Co-hosted with the NABE Manufacturing Roundtable, this webinar will explore the economic impact of tariffs imposed in recent months against imports from China, as well as tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum on several important industries.  Economists from groups representing the chemicals, semiconductors, and iron/steel industries will discuss how the tariffs are affecting their respective industries.

Speaker Presentations (PDF):


Podcast Available (Members only)


Economic Effects of Potential Changes to DACA Program

Tuesday, September 19, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM ET


Ike Brannon, Visiting Fellow, Cato Institute
Sherman Robinson, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics

Moderator: Ed Kean, Senior Economic Policy Analyst, Observatory Group; Co-Chair, NABE Policy Roundtable

Please join us for a  NABE Policy Roundtable webinar at 2:00 PM ET on Tuesday, September 19 to discuss the economic effects of the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program for undocumented immigrants and possible changes to the program, which was established in 2012. President Trump previously announced his intent to phase out the program over the next six months and has urged Congress to pass legislation to address the status of immigrants covered by this program. 

Registration for this webinar is free for NABE members and the general public.

Presentations: Robinson (PDF)


The Outlook for U.S. Fiscal Policy

Friday, June 9, 2017
1:00 pm ET

Marc Goldwein, Senior Vice President and Senior Policy Director, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget 
Joseph Minarik, Senior Vice President and Director of Research, Committee for Economic Development

Moderator: Ed Kean, Senior Economic Policy Analyst, Observatory Group; Co-Chair, NABE Policy Roundtable

Presentations: Goldwein (PDF) | Minarik (PDF)

The webinar will examine the key proposals in President Trump’s budget plan and assess the prospective Congressional response.  We will be joined by budget policy experts Marc Goldwein, senior vice president and senior policy director for the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, and Joseph Minarik, senior vice president and director of research for the Committee for Economic Development.


Business Tax Reform: The Economic Effects of a "Border Adjustment" Tax

Thursday, February 2, 2017
2:00pm ET

Jack Kleinhenz, CBE, Chief Economist, National Retail Federation
Fred Treyz, President and CEO, Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI)

Moderator: Ed Kean, Senior Economic Policy Analyst, Observatory Group; Co-Chair, NABE Policy Roundtable

Slides: Treyz (PDF)

The webinar will hear from two economic experts to consider the economic effects of proposals to alter business taxation in the US, with a particular focus on the proposal for a “border adjustment” tax.

Speaker Bios

Jack Kleinhenz, CBE, Chief Economist, National Retail Federation

Jack Kleinhenz, Ph.D., is chief economist for the National Retail Federation, the world's largest retail trade association. He also serves as principal and chief economist of Kleinhenz & Associates, an economic, financial consulting and wealth management firm headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.  He is an adjunct professor of economics at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management. Formerly with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Kleinhenz is a past president of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) and is a fellow of NABE. He is a contributing forecaster to the Wall Street Journal, CNBC, AP, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. He also participates as a panelist for NABE's Economic Outlook, Business Conditions and Policy surveys. Kleinhenz serves as a board director to the National Bureau of Economic Research and a member of the Bureau of Labor Statistics Data Users Advisory Committee.  He is a member of the Governor of Ohio's Council of Economic Advisors and the Northeast Ohio Council of Economic Policy Advisors. Kleinhenz received a M.A. & Ph.D. in economics from the University of Notre Dame, and a B.A. from John Carroll University.

Frederick Treyz, CEO, Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI)
Frederick R. Treyz is CEO of Regional Economic Models, Inc. (REMI). Dr. Treyz holds a Ph.D. in Regional Science from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. in economics from Princeton University. He has over fifteen years of experience in applied urban and regional economics, including work in transportation, productivity, tax analysis, and economic impact analysis. Publications include articles on interregional trade, transportation analysis, and utility restructuring. As CEO of REMI, Dr. Treyz is responsible for all aspects of the nation's leading regional forecasting and policy analysis modeling firm, including maintaining the highest-quality consultation on the use of state and local macroeconomic models for energy, environmental, economic development, and other policies that affect the economy. During his time as CEO, Dr. Treyz has overseen the annual data update and delivery of over 100 economic models. He is also responsible for supervising all REMI consulting projects, including working directly with clients to ensure the most accurate result from the REMI model. Currently Dr. Treyz is leading the development of REMI's core economic models, TranSight and Policy Insight.


Outlook for US Monetary Policy

Tuesday, November 17, 2015
2:00pm ET


Rich Clarida, Managing Director, Pimco
Robert Martin, Director and US Economist, Barclays Investment Bank

Moderator: Ellen Zentner, Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

Handouts: Clarida.pdf | Martin.pdf

In recent months, there has been an intense focus in financial markets around the world on when the Federal Reserve will begin to  raise its policy interest rate after having maintained its federal funds rate target near zero since December 2008.   Expectations are building in financial markets that the first Fed rate increase could come soon as the next meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee in December.  The Webinar will feature the views of prominent economists who will discuss the outlook for  US monetary policy in the months ahead.  They are Rich Clarida, managing director of Pimco, and Robert Martin, director and US economist at Barclays Investment Bank.  Ellen Zentner, managing director for Morgan Stanley, will serve as moderator.

Registration is FREE for NABE members and the public.



Speaker Bios

Dr. Richard Clarida is a managing director in the New York office and PIMCO's global strategic advisor. In this capacity he leads PIMCO's annual Secular Forum and is co-head of the quarterly Cyclical Forum process. Since joining the firm in 2006, he has worked extensively with and advised the firm's central bank and sovereign wealth fund clients. Prior to joining PIMCO, he gained extensive experience in Washington as assistant Treasury secretary, in academia as chairman of the economics department at Columbia University, and in the financial markets at Credit Suisse and Grossman Asset Management. He has 17 years of investment experience and holds a Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois.  


Rob Martin is a Director and Senior US Economist at Barclays.  Based in New York, Mr. Martin is responsible for the firm’s outlook for the US economy, monetary policy, and in particular, the effects of international macroeconomic developments on the domestic economy.   Mr. Martin joined Barclays in May 2015 from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, where he was the Section Chief for global monetary and sovereign markets, in the Division of International Finance. In this role, he conducted research on topics broadly related to foreign exchange, sovereign bonds, and monetary policy – mapping global financial market movements into the macro outlook, as well as the influence of the macro outlook on global financial markets. Prior to his role as section chief, Mr. Martin was a senior economist in the advanced foreign economies group, where he was an expert on housing markets.  Mr. Martin spent one year as the senior economist for Domestic Macroeconomics, International Finance, and Development, at the Council of Economic Advisors (CEA) at the White House. Mr. Martin also regularly taught economics at Georgetown University and Johns Hopkins University. Mr. Martin holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics and business administration from North Carolina State University, and a PhD in Economics from the University of Chicago. 


Corporate Tax Inversions:  Options for Policymakers

Thursday, September 18, 2014
1:00pm-2:00pm ET 


Devon M. Bodoh, Principal, Washington National Tax, KPMG
Eric Toder,
 Institute Fellow, Urban Institute


Ellen Zentner, Executive Director, Morgan Stanley Research

Slide Presentations:



Corporate inversions have received a significant level of attention by policymakers.  What are the potential steps that President Obama and/or Congress could take to curb inversions in the short-term? How might the issue be resolved with tax reform in the longer-term? We've brought together two of the preeminent experts in the area of corporate inversions to answer these questions and provide their unique perspective.

Registration is FREE for NABE members and the public.


Speaker Bios

Devon M. Bodoh is the co-leader of KPMG’s Washington National Tax International M&A Initiative and a principal in Washington National Tax. He is a core member of KPMG’s Complex Transaction Group. Mr. Bodoh advises clients on cross border mergers, acquisitions, spin-offs, other divisive strategies, restructurings, bankruptcy and non-bankruptcy workouts, the use of net operating losses, foreign tax credits, deficits and other tax attributes, and consolidated return matters. Prior to joining KPMG, Mr. Bodoh was a partner in the international law firm of Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP (as well as a partner in its predecessor firm Dewey Ballantine LLP). 
Mr. Bodoh is a frequent speaker on subjects in his practice area for various groups, including the Tax Executives Institute, the American Bar Association, the American Law Institute/American Bar Association, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, BNA/Center for International Tax Education, the International Tax Institute and the Law Education Institute. 
Mr. Bodoh is a former chairperson and vice-chairperson of the American Bar Association's Committee on Affiliated and Related Corporations and is an officer of the American Bar Association's Corporate Tax Committee. Mr. Bodoh is an adjunct professor at George Mason University School of Law. In addition, Mr. Bodoh is a member of the Dean's Advisory Board for the University of Detroit School of Law.

Eric Toder is an Institute Fellow at the Urban Institute and co-director of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center. Dr. Toder’s recent work includes papers on designing a carbon tax, corporate tax reform, net benefits of payroll tax expenditures, who benefits from tax-exemption of municipal bond interest, ways of limiting tax expenditures, using a carbon tax to pay for corporate rate cuts, cutting tax preferences to pay for lower tax rates, tax expenditures and the size of government, tax policy and international competitiveness, value added taxes, the home mortgage interest deduction, trends in tax expenditures, the distributional effects of tax expenditures, charitable tax incentives, taxation of saving, the tax gap, and effects on retirement income of changes in pension coverage and stock prices. Dr. Toder previously held a number of positions in tax policy offices in the U.S. government and overseas, including service as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Tax Analysis at the U.S. Treasury Department, Director of Research at the Internal Revenue Service, Deputy Assistant Director for Tax Analysis at the Congressional Budget Office, and consultant to the New Zealand Treasury. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Rochester in 1971.

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