Midyear Economic Review From The Chicago Fed

Entrepreneurial Roundtable

May 18, 2015: 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM

Scott Brave, Senior Business Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, reviews the latest actual and projected economic data and implications.


Illinois Institute of Technology
Rice Campus
201 East Loop Road
Wheaton, Illinois

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Event Details

"Steady as she goes" might serve as an appropriate shorthand description for monetary policy in the years since the financial crisis. And given the relative strength globally of the US economy and its financial markets, investors seem to have appreciated patience as a virtue. Yet their experience also offers the lesson of too much of a good thing.

So to interpret the current framework of macroeconomic factors like interest rates, inflation, business investment and employment that are so important for our financial decisions, we will welcome back for an annual return visit a senior business economist at the Chicago Fed who closely tracks regional developments 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
 • Aims for "macroprudential supervision"
 • The Fed's evolving presence in markets
 • Prospects for various economic sectors


Registrants & Fees

Chicago Booth alum/stud/facult $ 15.00 thru 5/13/15, then $5 more
General Public: $20 thrul 5/13/15, then $5 more.

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


Register Online

• You can save $5 if you register by May 13.


Deadline: 5/18/2015

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 

Other Information

• Dress is business casual.