Re-Examining Central Bank Orthodoxy for Un-Orthodox Times Session II
Presented by Mike McKee, John E. Silvia, Olivier Coibion and Pierre Jaillet
March 26, 2012 - Banque de France
Speaker / Author
Michael McKee is co-host of “Bloomberg on the Economy” on Bloomberg Radio and economics editor for Bloomberg Television and Bloomberg News. As the economics editor for Bloomberg Television, McKee provides “The McKee Note,” keeping viewers up to date on market and political developments, economic trends and central banks in the U.S. and around the world. McKee also regularly contributes to Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Markets.
Since joining Bloomberg in 1995, McKee has held numerous positions, including roles as White House correspondent, economics and Federal Reserve reporter, Congressional correspondent and Treasury Department correspondent. He has also reported from international economic gatherings such as the G-7, the World Bank and IMF annual meetings, APEC and the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Prior to joining Bloomberg, McKee covered politics for a variety of news organizations including Newsweek. He spent 10 years at the White House reporting on Presidents Reagan, H.W. Bush and Clinton.
McKee holds an undergraduate degree from Colorado State University and has done graduate work in economics at Johns Hopkins University. He is based in New York City.
John E. Silvia
John Silvia is a managing director and the chief economist for Wells Fargo. Based in Charlotte, N.C., he has held his position since he joined Wachovia in 2002 as the company’s chief economist.
Prior to his current position, John worked on Capitol Hill as a senior economist for the U.S. Senate Joint Economic Committee and chief economist for the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee. Before that, he was chief economist of Kemper Funds and managing director of Scudder Kemper Investments, Inc. John was awarded a National Association of Business Economics (NABE) Fellow Certificate of Recognition in 2011 for outstanding contributions to the business economics profession and leadership among business economists to the nation. In 2010, he was recognized for the best overall forecast, best inflation forecast and best personal consumption expenditures forecast by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. John is on the Bloomberg Best Forecast list for his forecasts of GDP, the Institute of Supply Management (ISM) manufacturing index, housing starts and the unemployment rate.
John holds B.A. and Ph.D. in economics from Northeastern University in Boston and has a master’s degree in economics from Brown University in Providence, R.I. John’s book, “Dynamic Economic Decision Making,” was published by Wiley in August 2011.
John serves as a member of the Blue Chip Panel of Economic Forecasters and also serves on an informal advisory group for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. He serves as chair for the Economic Advisory Committee of both the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) Economic Advisory Roundtable and the American Bankers Association.
John was formerly a director of the NABE and president of the Charlotte Economics Club. He has also served on economic advisory committees to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the Public Securities Association.
A strong supporter of education and civic affairs, John serves as a member of the Business Advisory Council at the Walker College of Business at Appalachian State University in Boone, N.C., and on the President’s Council for Charlotte’s Central Piedmont Community College. He has previously served as a board member of the British American Business Council of North Carolina and served on the Economic Development Board for the State of North Carolina, a special appointment by the governor. He also served on the Business Advisory Committee for the City of Charlotte.
Olivier (Oli) Coibion is an assistant professor of economics at the University of Texas, Austin and a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He has also worked at the the College of William and Mary, Brookings Institution and the Council of Economic Advisors, and he has been a consultant to the International Monetary Fund.
Oli received his undergraduate degree from University of California at Berkeley in 1999. He then spent a year working as a research assistant at the Brookings Institution, followed by a year at the Council of Economic Advisers. Oli received both an M.A. (2004) and Ph.D. (2007) in economics from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His main research interests lie in macroeconomics.
Pierre Jaillet is the Director general of economics and international relations, Banque de France