Challenges in Economic Forecasting

VIDEO June 12, 2020
Megan E. Greene, Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School, Philipp Carlsson-Szlezak, Chief Economist, BCG, and Donald Rissmiller, Founding Partner and Chief Economist of Strategas, presented on the economic response to the pandemic during GIC's Executive Briefing on June 11, 2020.
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Speaker / Author

Megan E. Greene

Senior Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School

Megan has been a leading voice in global macroeconomics on both sides of the Atlantic for the past 15 years. She is currently a Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government at the Harvard Kennedy School. Her role includes teaching and writing, and her main focus is the drivers of wage and income inequality globally. Megan writes a monthly column on global economics for the Financial Times ( and has written frequently for Politico (, Bloomberg View ( and Foreign Affairs ( She regularly appears as an expert on global macroeconomics on Bloomberg TV ... Read More

Philipp Carlsson-Szlezak

Chief Economist, BCG

Philipp Carlsson-Szlezak is BCG's Chief Economist and a Managing Director and Partner in the firm's New York office. He leads the Center for Macroeconomics at the BCG Henderson Institute. Philipp previously was Chief Economist at AB Bernstein (Sanford C. Bernstein LLC) where he covered the economy for institutional investors across the global asset management industry. Earlier in his career, he spent more than ten years advising financial institutions and governments at BCG, the OECD, and McKinsey & Company. Philipp's research covers structural, cyclical, and firm-level themes, and he advises clients on both strategic and tactical macro questions. A frequent author, speaker, and ... Read More

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.

Prior to co-founding Strategas in 2006, Mr. Rissmiller was an Economist and Managing Director at International Strategy & Investment (ISI) Group. Before joining ISI, he worked at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, focusing on the analysis of U.S. macroeconomic data and price/wage forecasting models. He is frequently quoted in the financial press. ... Read More