Economic Outlook 2018 Speakers


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Austan D. Goolsbee

Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics

Austan D. Goolsbee previously served in Washington as the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and a member of the president's cabinet. His research has earned him recognition as a Fulbright Scholar and an Alfred P. Sloan fellow. He has been named one of the 100 Global Leaders for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum.

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Erik Hurst

V. Duane Rath Professor of Economics, Deputy Director of the Becker Friedman Institute, and John E. Jeuck Faculty Fellow

Erik Hurst is a macroeconomist whose work focuses on housing markets, labor markets, and household financial behavior. He is a member of the Economic Fluctuations Group, Aging Group, and Public Economics Group at the National Bureau of Economic Research. He currently serves as the editor of the Journal of Political Economy and as a consultant to the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

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Randall S. Kroszner

Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics

Randall S. Kroszner served as a governor of the Federal Reserve System from 2006 until 2009. He chaired the committee on Supervision and Regulation of Banking Institutions and the committee on Consumer and Community Affairs. He took a leading role in developing responses to the financial crisis and in undertaking new initiatives to improve consumer protection and disclosure.

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Raghuram G. Rajan

Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance

Raghuram G. Rajan was the twenty-third governor of the Reserve Bank of India from September 2013 to September 2016. Between 2003 and 2006, he was the chief economist and director of research at the International Monetary Fund. Rajan’s research interests are in banking, corporate finance, and economic development, especially the role played by finance.

Event Moderators


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Michelle Caruso-Cabrera

Chief International Correspondent, CNBC

Michelle Caruso-Cabrera is CNBC's chief international correspondent and co-anchor of "Power Lunch," which airs Monday through Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. EST.

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Gillian Tett

US Managing Editor of the Financial Times

Gillian Tett serves as the US managing editor of the Financial Times, leading the publication’s editorial operations in the region across all platforms. She writes weekly columns for the Financial Times, covering a range of economic, financial, and political and social issues throughout the globe.