Midyear Economic Review from the Chicago Fed

Entrepreneurial Roundtable

May 8, 2017: 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM

Chicago Fed Senior Economist returns to offer updated national and Midwestern business outlooks and analysis of key macroeconomic determinants.


National Louis University
850 Warrenville Rd
Lisle, Illinois

Event Details

The recent past has witnessed most notable shifts affecting the entire range of economic policies. They combine both the long anticipated step up from ultra-low interest rates to proposed but long dormant and now energized tax, regulatory, and potentially spending initiatives. Keeping up with developments can be a challenge in itself, so how are the macro-economy and individual decision makers adjusting?

To help us better interpret this full tide of changes delivered in an especially strong wave, 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
  • Interrelationship of fiscal and monetary moves
  • Prospects for various economic sectors
  • Relevant considerations for small and emerging businesses


Entrepreneurial Roundtable members, facuty and students of Booth: $15 thru May 3, then $20.

General public: $20 thru May 3, then $25.


Register Online

• No credit cards at the door, only cash and checks.
• Dress is business casual.

Deadline: 5/8/2017

Speaker Profiles

Scott Brave (Speaker) '08
Policy 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, '84 

Other Information

Networking and light refreshments from 6:15 - 7 PM

Program starts at 7 PM.