Midyear Economic Review From The Chicago Fed

Entrepreneurial Roundtable

May 9, 2016: 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM

Chicago Fed senior economist offers updated national and midwestern business outlooks and analysis of key macroeconomic determinants.


National Louis University
850 Warrenville Rd
Lisle, Illinois

Event Details

A long anticipated policy reversal occurred in December with the Fed's first increase in its short term rate target in seven years. This was accompanied by an announced initial plan of implementing at least four additional rate hikes in 2016. How are the macro-economy and individual decision makers adjusting?

The US continues to maintain its lead among developed economies as holding one of the relatively strongest positions. But with this also being an active point in election cycle activity both in the US and internationally, what influence might electoral possibilities have on adjustments?

To help us better interpret these noteworthy developments, we will welcome back for an annual return visit a senior business economist at the Chicago Fed who closely tracks regional activity in the Midwest. After hearing his presentation, you will ideally come away with useful insights on topics like:
• Trends in policy targets and their business impacts
• Prospects for various economic sectors
• Relevant considerations for small and emerging businesses


Booth students, faculty, and alumni - $15 through May 4, then $20.

General Public:  $20 through May 4, then $25.


Register Online

No credit cards at the door, only cash and checks.

Cancellation Policy:

If you need to cancel, please do so by the Thursday before this event.

Registration Deadline: May 9

Dress is business casual.

Deadline: 5/9/2016


6:15 PM-7:00 PM: Networking with light refreshments

7:00 PM-8:30 PM: Presentation with Q&A

Speaker Profiles

Scott Brave (Speaker)
Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Scott major responsibilities include the Chicago Fed's contribution to the Beige Book that guides the Fed's Board of Governors in their policymaking. He also produces public releases on the Chicago Fed's National Activity, Midwest Economy and Financial Conditions Indexes. His professional research has addressed topics such as employment and economic growth trend analysis and modeling for economic forecasts and financial instability. He earned both his bachelor's degree in economics and his MBA in economics, statistics and finance from the University of Chicago.


Greg Gocek, '85