38th Annual Monetary and Trade Conference: Monetary Policy Interventions in the Covid-era: Implications and Consequences

VIDEO November 20, 2020

Speaker / Author

David Blanchflower

Professor of Economics, Dartmouth College

David Blanchflower CBE is a leading labour economist, tenured economics professor at Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire. He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and part-time professor at the University of Stirling in the UK. He makes frequent tv and radio appearances and is a Bloomberg TV contributing editor and writes a column in the Guardian newspaper. He was an external member of the Bank of England’s interest rate-setting Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) from June 2006 to May 2009. While on the MPC David voted consistently for low interest rates well ahead of the other ... Read More

Michael Gapen

Managing Director and Head of US Economics Research at Barclays

Michael Gapen is a Managing Director and Head of US Economics Research at Barclays. Based in New York, Mr. Gapen is responsible for the firm’s outlook for the US economy and, in particular, US monetary policy and the impact of financial markets on the economy. Prior to taking on this role, Mr. Gapen was a Senior US Economist and, following his appointment as Asset Allocation Strategist in January 2012, Mr. Gapen took on additional responsibility for forming the firm’s asset allocation views and marketing them to clients. Mr. Gapen joined Barclays in 2010 from the Board of Governors of the ... Read More

Mickey Levy, Ph.D.

Chief Economist, Berenberg Capital Markets.

Dr. Mickey Levy is chief US economist of Berenberg Capital Markets.  Formerly, he was chief economist of Bank of America.  He is a long-standing member of the Shadow Open Market Committee and is on the Advisory Board of the Office of Financial Research (OFR).  He is a member of the Council on Foreign Affairs and the Economic Club of New York. Dr. Levy’s research, which appears in numerous policy journals, focuses on monetary and fiscal policies and how they affect global economic and financial performance.  Dr. Levy testifies regularly before the US Congress on monetary and fiscal policies, banking and financial ... Read More

Mark Zandi

Chief Economist, Moody's Analytics

Mark M. Zandi is chief economist of Moody’s Analytics, where he directs economic research. Moody’s Analytics, a subsidiary of Moody’s Corp., is a leading provider of economic research, data and analytical tools. Dr. Zandi is a cofounder of Economy.com, which Moody’s purchased in 2005. Dr. Zandi is on the board of directors of MGIC, the nation’s largest private mortgage insurance company, and is the lead director of Reinvestment Fund, one of the nation’s largest community development financial institutions, which makes investments in underserved communities. He is a trusted adviser to policymakers and an influential source of economic analysis for businesses, journalists and ... Read More

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. Prior to his appointment as Dean, he served as Drexel’s Vice Provost and Vice President for academic administration and contributed to the completion of the strategic merger between Drexel and MCP Hahnemann University. Dr. Tsetsekos’ extensive research covers the broad areas of corporate finance, investments, banking and international finance. His research contributions include articles ... Read More