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Economic Perspective with William Strauss of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

Economic Forecast - U.S. Manufacturing in a Global Context

The Demise of Manufacturing in the USA is greatly exaggerated. Come hear the real facts and objective analysis from Bill Strauss, Senior Economist and Economic Adviser of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Strauss will focus on the long-term trends in the manufacturing sector. He will also analyze trade patterns and present information that promises to challenge the current thinking for the global manufacturing sector.

Participants will learn key components to an economic forecast for the manufacturing sector. How the manufacturing sector continues to "re-invent itself". How manufacturing stacks up against other market indicators.

William A. Strauss is a senior economist and economic advisor in the economic research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, which he joined in 1982. His chief responsibilities include analyzing the current performance of both the Midwest economy and the manufacturing sector for use in monetary policy. He organizes the Bank's Economic Outlook Symposium and Automotive Outlook Symposium. In addition, he conducts industrial and manufacturing roundtables throughout the year.

We anticipate this meeting will be very popular, please make your reservations early. Seating will be limited.

Cost is $50 per person.

8:00 am - Registration and Networking Breakfast
8:30 am - Welcome Remarks by
                  Kimberly Chavers, JD
                  President, FPA of the Suncoast
                  David Kotok
                  CIO of Cumberland Advisors and GIC Board
8:40 am - Keynote Speech

Friday, February 1, 2019
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Location

Sarasota Yacht Club
1100 John Ringling Blvd
Sarasota   FL   34236
(941)365-4191
 
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Speaker Profiles

 


William A. Strauss
Senior Economist and Economic Advisor
Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

William A. Strauss is a senior economist and economic advisor in the economic research department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, which he joined in 1982. His chief responsibilities include analyzing the current performance of both the Midwest economy and the manufacturing sector for use in monetary policy. He organizes the Bank's Economic Outlook Symposium and Automotive Outlook Symposium. In addition, he conducts industrial and manufacturing roundtables throughout the year.

Strauss has taught as an adjunct faculty member at Loyola University Chicago and Webster University in Chicago. He currently teaches at DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business, and at the University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies. At the latter institution, he was named winner of the 2010 Excellence in Teaching Award in the Business and Professional Programs. He was recognized by the University at Buffalo as a Distinguished Alumni in 2012.

His research papers include analysis of the manufacturing sector, the automotive sector, the Midwest regional economy, the trade-weighted dollar, business cycles and Federal Reserve payments operations.

Strauss has been interviewed on numerous television and radio shows and quoted in the major business magazines and newspapers. He has also provided testimony concerning manufacturing issues to the U.S. Senate.

He is a past president of the Chicago Association of Business Economists; a past board member for the National Association for Business Economics; a member of the National Business Economics Issues Council; a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the University at Buffalo; a member of the Advisory Board for the Center of Excellence on Human Capital, Technology Transfer and Economic Growth and Development, a member of the Advisory Council for the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Center for Economic Education; a member of the Economic Advisory Committee for the Council on Competitiveness; a board member of Global Interdependence Center; and a member of the Council of Great Lakes Governors Maritime Advisory Committee.

Strauss earned a B.A. in economics and geography from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and an M.A. in economics from Northwestern University. He is a Certified Business Economist™ (CBE), the certification in business economics and data analytics developed by the National Association for Business Economics. It documents a professional’s accomplishment, experience, abilities and demonstrates mastery of the body of knowledge critical for a successful career in the field of economics and data analytics.



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DateCourse Title/DescriptionStart
Feb 1, 2019 Economic Perspecitve with William Strauss of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago William A. Strauss 8:40 A



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$50.00
 
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$50.00