Midyear Economic Review From The Chicago Fed

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Chicago

Entrepreneurial Roundtable

May 14, 2018: 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,, Lisle, IL
Room 302
850 Warrenville Road
Lisle, Illinois

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Event Details

The last year has witnessed some noteworthy developments in the US economy. We've seen the most sustained robust growth with accompanying increases in benchmark interest, both not seen for an extended period. This was joined by what can be the most significant fiscal policy since the 1980s. What have been the related responses by individual economic decision makers and how are trends evolving?

To help us better interpret the full mx of economic highlights, 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:

• Evolving Fed policies under a new chairman
• The foundations for ongoing economic good news
• Prospects for various economic sectors
• Relevant considerations for small and emerging businesses


Chicago Booth alum/stud/faculty $15.00

After 5/9/2018 $20.00

Entrepreneurial RT Member $15.00

After 5/9/2018 $20.00

General Public $20.00

After 5/9/2018 $25.00


Register Online

Registration is required
Payment In Advance Only

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

• Dress is business casual.
• Select the appropriate registrant category as listed below. NB: The "restricted", no-fee category shown on the registration page is for the speaker and guests, as authorized by ER.
• Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel, must do so by Wednesday, May 9. There is a no refund policy for late cancellation attempts or for no shows.

Registration cancellations will be accepted until May 10, 2018 at 12:01 AM

Deadline: 5/14/2018

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 for the Chicago Fed's National Activity, Midwest Economy and Financial Conditions Indexes and its Survey of Business Conditions. His professional research has addressed topics such as employment and economic growth trend analysis, modeling for economic forecasting, construction spending and Detroit's recovery following bankruptcy. He earned both his bachelor's degree in economics and his MBA in economics, statistics and finance from the University of Chicago.

Gregory Gocek (Moderator) '85
Booth ER Chairman


Greg Gocek, '85 
Chairman, Booth ER