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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 & Senior Vice President, Fifth Third Bank

For more than 30 years, Jeff has been a thought leader in the investment industry. A regular guest on CNBC and Bloomberg, Jeff’s writings on economics and public policy have been published in Barron’s, Forbes, The Chicago Tribune, The Boston Globe and other periodicals. His worked has been cited by The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. Jeff is a nationally recognized expert on “second chance” employment, private sector models of hiring workers marginalized by criminal records. In addition to regular speaking appearances at conferences and public events, Jeff was invited to testify on Capitol Hill as an ... Read More

Kathleen Stephansen

Senior Economist, Haver Analytics

Kathleen Stephansen is an Independent Trustee for the AXA-Equitable Trusts, a Senior Economist for Haver Analytics and a Senior Economic Advisor to the Boston Consulting Group Henderson Institute Center for Macroeconomics. 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 ... Read More