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42nd Annual Monetary and Trade Conference

Date: Monday, June 17, 2024
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia , June 17, 2024 | Philadelphia, PA

$75.00$100.00

Join GIC for the 42nd Annual Monetary and Trade Conference on June 17, 2024 in Philadelphia, PA 

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42nd Annual Monetary and Trade Conference

Join GIC for the 42nd Annual Monetary and Trade Conference on June 17, 2024 in Philadelphia, PA 

Attendees of this conference can receive 4.5 continuing education credits from the Certified Financial Planner Board for credit hours. Please email Sandra Levant at [email protected] for more details. 


Agenda

8:00 AM – 9:00 AM – Conference Registration/Coffee

9:00AM – 9:15AM  | Welcoming Remarks

  • George Tsetsekos, Francis Professor of Finance, LeBow College of Business

9:15AM – 10:00AM | Morning Keynote: The drivers and implications of productivity differentials between the US and EU

  • Gabriel Makhlouf, Governor, Central Bank of Ireland
  • Moderator: Don Rissmiller, Chief Economist, Strategas

10:00AM 10:15 AM | Break

10:15AM – 11:00AM  | A Conversation on Labor Markets and Immigration

  • Holly Wade, Executive Director of NFIB Research Center
  • Rajeev Dhawan, Director of the Economic Forecasting Center at the J.Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University
  • Moderator: Kathleen Stephansen, GIC Vice Chair, College of Central Bankers

11:00AM – 11:15AM |  Break

11:15 AM – 12:00PM  | Economic Outlook

  • Dana Peterson, Chief Economist of The Conference Board
  • Brendan Moriarty, Managing Director at Sia Partners
  • Moderator: Michael Drury, Chief Economist, McVean Trading

12:00PM – 1:00 PM | Lunch

1:00PM – 1:45 PM | Afternoon Keynote: Labor Pipeline in Economics

  • Patrick Harker, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
  • Moderator: George Tsetsekos, Francis Professor of Finance, LeBow College of Business

1:45PM – 2:30PM  | Talent Attraction and Recruitment

  • Andre Kurmann, Professor of Economics and Dean’s Research Scholar in Economics at Drexel University’s LeBow College of Business
  • Zach Stewart, Talent Acquisition, ICON Clinical Research
  • Moderator: Dianne Pagano Manges, CFA, Director, Senior OCIO Investment Advisor, Truist Foundations & Endowments Specialty Practice

2:30PM –Concluding Remarks

  • George Tsetsekos, Francis Professor of Finance, LeBow College of Business

 

Event Location

Date: Monday, June 17, 2024 Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Download iCal

Speakers

Patrick T. Harker, Ph.D.

Patrick T. Harker, Ph.D.

President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Patrick T. Harker took office on July 1, 2015, as the 11th president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. In this role, Dr. Harker participates on the Federal Open Market Committee, which formulates the nation’s monetary policy.

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Gabriel Makhlouf

Gabriel Makhlouf

Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland

Gabriel Makhlouf took up his position as Governor of the Central Bank of Ireland on 1 September 2019. He chairs the Central Bank Commission, is a member of the Governing Council of the European Central Bank, a member of the European Systemic Risk Board, and is Ireland's Alternate Governor at the International Monetary Fund.

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Rajeev Dhawan, Ph.D.

Rajeev Dhawan, Ph.D.

Carl R. Zwerner Chair of Economic Forecasting and Director, Economic Forecasting Center, Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University

Professor Rajeev Dhawan wears a dual hat as holder of the Zwerner Chair of Economic Forecasting and as Director of the Economic Forecasting Center at  the Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia. As director of one of the country’s premiere forecasting centers, Dhawan develops forecasts for the U.S., Southeast regional and local metro Atlanta economies.

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Michael Drury

Michael Drury

Chief Economist, McVean Trading & Investments

Michael Drury is the chief economist for McVean Trading & Investments, LLC. He joined the firm in 1992, after serving for five years as senior economist with Allen Sinai at Shearson Lehman Brothers and its successor firms. Michael began his career in New York in 1982 as senior economist at A. Gary Shilling and Company. He received his B.S. in economics from the Georgia Institute of Technology and did his graduate work at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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André Kurmann, Ph.D.

André Kurmann, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, LeBow College of Business at Drexel University

André Kurmann is an associate professor in the School of Economics of the LeBow College of Business at Drexel University. Prior to joining Drexel, he worked as a research economist at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. (2011-2013), as a visiting associate professor in the Finance Department of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania (2008-2011) and as an assistant and tenured associate professor in the economics department of the Université du Québec à Montréal (2002-2008).

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Dianne P. Manges, CFA

Dianne P. Manges, CFA

Director, Senior OCIO Investment Advisor, Truist Foundations & Endowments Specialty Practice

Dianne Manges is a Senior Investment advisor with the Foundations and Endowments Specialty Practice. Her role is to advise on the development and implementation of investment strategies to help nonprofit clients meet their short and long-term goals. In accomplishing that role, she follows a disciplined team-centered process of assessing an organization’s financial situation, determines risk tolerance, and forms and executes an appropriate investment strategy along with regular portfolio rebalancing to obtain measurable results for her clients.

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Brendan Moriarty

Brendan Moriarty

Managing Director, Sia Partners

Brendan Moriarty is an accomplished management consultant with 16 years of success in advising financial services organizations on corporate strategy, risk assessment, corporate governance, change management, and operational efficiency.

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Dana Peterson

Dana Peterson

Chief Economist & Center Leader of Economy, Strategy & Finance at The Conference Board

Dana Peterson is the Chief Economist & Center Leader of Economy, Strategy & Finance at The Conference Board. Peterson joins The Conference Board from Citi, where for many years she served as a North America Economist and later as a Global Economist. Her wealth of experience extends to the public sector, having also worked at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C.

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Donald Rissmiller

Donald Rissmiller

Founding Partner and Chief Economist of Strategas

Mr. Rissmiller is a founding Partner of Strategas and has directed the Firm's macroeconomic research efforts since 2006. He oversees Strategas' thematic research as well as high-frequency econometric forecasting.

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Kathleen Stephansen

Kathleen Stephansen

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

Kathleen Stephansen is GIC Chair Emerita, 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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Zach Stewart

Zach Stewart

Director of Talent Acquisition, ICON Clinical Research

Zach Stewart is the Director, Talent Acquisition for ICONs Americas Region. He currently leads a high performing global talent acquisition team across Latin America, U.S.A, and Canada.

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George Tsetsekos, Ph.D.

George Tsetsekos, Ph.D.

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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Holly Wade

Holly Wade

Executive Director of the NFIB Research Center

Holly Wade is the executive director of the NFIB Research Center, where she conducts original research and studies public policy effects on small businesses. She produces NFIB’s monthly Small Business Economic Trends survey and surveys on topics related to small business operations.

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Partners

Drexel University LeBow College of Business
Irish American Business Chamber & Network