39th Annual Monetary & Trade Conference: US Stimulus, Interest Rates and the Dollar

Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021
Virtual Event

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39th Annual Monetary & Trade Conference: US Stimulus, Interest Rates and the Dollar

GIC’s Annual Monetary & Trade Conference returns virtually in 2021 for its 39th year. Join us on May 13 as we explore US stimulus, interest rates and the dollar through two sessions and a keynote address from Federal Reserve Board Governor, Christopher Waller, Ph.D. 

The United States, as other countries, responded to the COVID-19 epidemic with a number of fiscal and monetary measures that have created direct and indirect economic effects. Measures will undoubtedly have short and long-term impacts on the US macroeconomy, especially on growth, inflation, interest rates, and the dollar. This conference will aim to contribute to the ongoing debate of the consequences of the US stimulus and shed some light on possible outcomes based on historical experiences, theory and current practices.

Conference co-chairs:

  • Michael G. Papaioannou, Ph.D., Expert Advisor, International Monetary Fund
  • Kathleen Stephansen, GIC Chair, Senior Economist for Haver Analytics and Trustee of EQAT Trust Funds
  • George Tsetsekos, Ph.D., GIC Secretary, Francis Professor of Finance and Dean Emeritus Drexel’s LeBow College of Business

 

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Agenda

12:00 p.m. | Opening Remarks

  • George Tsetsekos, GIC Secretary, Francis Professor of Finance and Dean Emeritus Drexel’s LeBow College of Business

12:05 p.m. | Session I: The impact of stimulus on rates

  • Julia Coronado, President, MacroPolicy Perspectives LLC
  • Apostolos Apostolou, Economist, European Central Bank

1:00 p.m. | Keynote Speech: Federal Reserve Board Governor, Christopher Waller, Ph.D.

  • Q&A Moderated by Kathleen Stephansen, GIC Chair, Senior Economist for Haver Analytics and Trustee of EQAT Trust Funds

2:00 p.m. | Session II: The dollar outlook in light of economic development

  • Catherine Mann, Chief Economist, CitiGroup
  • Gail Fosler, President of the Gail Fosler Group/Former President and Chief economist of the Conference Board

2:55 p.m. | Concluding Remarks

  • Michael Papaioannou, Expert Advisor, International Monetary Fund and Visiting Scholar and Professor at the LeBow College of Business, School of Economics, Drexel University

 


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Event Location

Date: Thursday, May 13, 2021 Time: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Virtual Event

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Speakers

Christopher J. Waller, Ph.D.

Christopher J. Waller, Ph.D.

Member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

Christopher J. Waller took office as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System on December 18, 2020, to fill an unexpired term ending January 31, 2030.

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Apostolos Apostolou, Ph.D.

Apostolos Apostolou, Ph.D.

Economist at the European Central Bank

Apostolos Apostolou is an economist at the European Central Bank (ECB). At the ECB, he is conducting macrofinancial surveillance and macroeconomic projections for advanced and developing countries. Previously he was at the International Monetary Fund where he conducted macrofinancial and external sector surveillance, and was involved in financial sector assessments of advanced economies.

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Julia Coronado, Ph.D.

Julia Coronado, Ph.D.

President and Founder, MacroPolicy Perspectives

Julia Coronado founded MPP because she believes independent research can provide the most objective and relevant analysis to inform decision making in an uncertain world. Julia is a Clinical Associate Professor of Finance at the McCombs School of Business at the University of Texas at Austin.

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Gail D. Fosler

Gail D. Fosler

President, The GailFosler Group LLC

Gail D. Fosler is president, The GailFosler Group LLC, a strategic advisory service for global business leaders and public policymakers. The GailFosler Group provides in-depth analysis of economic, financial and public policy issues and creates new concepts and frameworks for business and government leaders to support successful decision-making.

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Catherine L. Mann, Ph.D.

Catherine L. Mann, Ph.D.

Global Chief Economist, Citigroup

Dr. Catherine L. Mann is the Global Chief Economist at Citibank since February 2018 where she is responsible for thought leadership, research guidance of a global team of economists, and cross-fertilization of research across macroeconomics, fixed-income, and equities. Prior to this position, she was Chief Economist at the OECD, where she also was Director of the Economics Department and was Finance Deputy to the G20 (2014-2017).

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Michael G. Papaioannou, Ph.D.

Michael G. Papaioannou, Ph.D.

Expert Advisor, International Monetary Fund

Dr. Michael G. Papaioannou serves as an Expert Advisor at the International Monetary Fund and is a Visiting Scholar and Professor at the LeBow College of Business, School of Economics, Drexel University.

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Kathleen Stephansen

Kathleen Stephansen

GIC Chair, Senior Economist for Haver Analytics and Trustee of EQAT Trust Funds

Kathleen Stephansen is GIC Chair, Senior Economist for Haver Analytics and Trustee of EQAT Trust Funds. She is the former Chief Economist of Huawei Technologies, Chief Economist of the American International Group (AIG) and AIG Asset Management’s Senior Strategist and Global Head of Sovereign Research. Prior to joining AIG in 2010, Kathleen was Chief Economist at Aladdin Capital Holdings, Credit Suisse’s Head of Global Economic Research, and Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette Securities Corporation’s co-head of Fixed Income economic research and Chief International Economist.

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George Tsetsekos, Ph.D.

George Tsetsekos, Ph.D.

GIC Secretary, Francis Professor of Finance and Dean Emeritus Drexel’s LeBow College of Business

Dr. George Tsetsekos, serves as the Francis professor of Finance and Director of the Risk Management Center at the LeBow College of Business. He served as Dean of LeBow (2002-2012) and under his transformative leadership the college achieved national rankings and quality milestones in research and teaching.

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