GIC Economic Outlook: First Thoughts on the Coming Decade | Session 2

VIDEO July 3, 2019

Speaker / Author

Bill Strauss

Senior Economist and Economic Adviser, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

William A. Strauss is a senior economist and economic adviser in the economic research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, which he joined in 1982. His chief responsibilities include analyzing the current performance of both the Midwest economy and the manufacturing sector for use in monetary policy. He produces the monthly "Chicago Fed Midwest Manufacturing Index" and organizes the Bank's Economic Outlook Symposium and Automotive Outlook Symposium. In addition, he conducts several economic workshops and industrial roundtables throughout the year. Strauss has taught as an adjunct faculty member at Loyola University Chicago and Webster University in Chicago. He currently ... Read More

Kevin Kliesen

Business Economist and Research Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis

Kevin L. Kliesen is a business economist and Bank Officer in the Research Division at the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis.  He joined the Bank in 1988.  He holds an M.A. in Economics from Colorado State University. In his position as a business economist, he analyzes current U.S. macroeconomic and financial market developments and trends for the Bank president and staff economists prior to each Federal Open Market Committee meeting. He also reports on and analyzes economic conditions in the seven states of the Eighth Federal Reserve District. Another important aspect of this position involves speaking to the general public ... Read More

Leslie McGranahan

Vice President and Director of Regional Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Leslie McGranahan is a vice president and director of regional research in the economic research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Her primary research interests relate to the effects of federal, state, and local government policy on individuals and households. She has written about numerous government programs including the Earned Income Tax Credit, the Child Tax Credit, the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program, and the sales tax. She also closely follows regional and national developments in government spending and revenues. McGranahan's research has been published in journals including the National Tax Journal and the Journal of Political Economy. Her ... Read More

Jeffrey Korzenik

Chief Investment Strategist, Fifth Third Bank

Jeff Korzenik is the Chief Investment Strategist for Fifth Third Bank. Jeff is a regular guest on CNBC, Bloomberg and Fox Business News, and his writings on economics and public policy have appeared in numerous national and regional publications. He was recently elected a Member of the Council on Criminal Justice for his work on the intersection of the justice system and the labor markets. Jeff’s forthcoming book, “UNTAPPED TALENT: How Second Chance Hiring Works for Your Business and the Community,” shares the business case and best practices for hiring people with criminal records and will be published by HarperCollins ... Read More

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. Kathleen serves on the board of the Global Interdependence Center (GIC) as the vice-chair of programming. She is ... Read More