College of Central Bankers Inaugural Survey Review

VIDEO October 22, 2021

Speaker / Author

Marco Airaudo, Ph.D.

Professor of Economics at Drexel University's LeBow College of Business

Marco Airaudo, Ph.D.’s areas of expertise include monetary economics, macroeconomics, and international finance. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Turin (Italy) and a doctoral degree in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. His articles have been published in leading academic journals such as the International Economic Review (forthcoming), the Journal of Economic Theory, the Journal of Money, Credit and Banking, the Review of Economic Dynamics, Economic Theory, and the Journal of Economic Dynamics and Control. Before joining Drexel, he worked as economist at the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS) in Brussels, as Post-Doc/Lecturer at Humboldt University ... Read More

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

Peter A. Gold, Esq.

Principal, TheGoldGroup LLC

Peter A. Gold, Esquire is the founder and president of TheGoldGroup, LLC ( The consultancy brings businesses, colleges and universities, governments and not-for-profits together to create value, seize new opportunities, leverage assets, and reduce exposure to the risks created by today’s global economy principally through identifying “high value” initiatives and stakeholders in new institutes, centers of excellence and other initiatives. TheGoldGroup, LLC assists its clients to obtain their individual objectives better, quicker and in a more cost effective and efficient manner. Representative projects for clients located in Arizona, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Ohio and Geneva, Switzerland include creating a road map ... Read More

J. Paul Horne

Independent International Economist & GIC Board Member

Paul Horne is an active independent international market economist since retiring as a managing director and European equity market economist at Salomon Smith Barney/Citigroup in London. He is on the boards of the Global Interdependence Center in Philadelphia; the Committee for the Republic in Washington, DC; and the American Library of Paris Foundation. He writes for The European Institute (supported by the University of Maryland and the Bertelsmann Foundation) and is on the forecasting and editorial panels of the National Association for Business Economics. Previous positions: Smith Barney’s chief international economist and Investment Policy Committee member based in Paris 1975-1998; the ... Read More

Charles I. Plosser, Ph.D.

Board Member, FINRA and Former President and CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Dr. Charles Plosser was president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. In this role, he participated on the Federal Reserve System's Federal Open Market Committee, which is responsible for conducting our nation's monetary policy. He currently serves on the FINRA Board of Governors. Dr. Plosser joined the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Bank in 2006. During his term, he and his colleagues faced the challenges of a global financial crisis followed by a severe recession. The Federal Reserve took unprecedented actions, in both monetary policy and in its lending operations, that helped mitigate the effects of the financial crisis 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