Midyear Economic Review from the Chicago Fed

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Chicago

Entrepreneurial Roundtable

May 13, 2019: 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
Room 310
850 Warrenville Rd
Lisle, Illinois

Driving Directions:,Lisle,IL,60532,USA

Event Details

The last year has witnessed definite economic volatility. US growth has been strong, but warning signs in both financial markets and overseas economies may be flashing. Economic policymakers have consistently followed their announced course, but persistence may be uncertain. What have been the related responses by individual economic decision makers and how are trends evolving?

To help us better interpret the full mix 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:

• Federal Reserve policy trends
• Economic fundamentals in the US and abroad
• Prospects for various business sectors
• Relevant considerations for entrepreneurs


Entrepreneurial Roundtable Member $15.00 Fee as of 5/8/2019 $20.00

Member Guest $15.00 Fee as of 5/8/2019 $20.00

Another Member $15.00 Fee as of 5/8/2019 $20.00

Chicago Booth Alumni & Students $15.00 Fee as of 5/8/2019 $20.00

General Public $20.00 Fee as of 5/8/2019 $25.00


Register Online

Deadline: 5/13/2019

Speaker Profiles

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

Scott's 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.


Greg Gocek, '85 
Booth ER Chairman

Other Information

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 on the registration page. 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 8. There is a no refund policy for late cancellation attempts or for no shows.
Registration cancellations will be accepted until May 8, 2019 at 12:00 AM