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11/3/22 NEC Luncheon: ‘Geopolitical Uncertainty and a Slowing Economy: Focus on Inflation, the Fed, and Rising Household Financial Stress’ with Robert Wescott, Keybridge
November 3 @ 12:00 pm – 1:30 pm
‘‘Geopolitical Uncertainty and a Slowing Economy: Focus on Inflation, the Fed, and Rising Household Financial Stress’ with Robert Wescott, President & Founder, Keybridge
Date: Thursday, November 3
Time: 12pm to 1:30pm EST
Location: Chinatown Garden Restaurant – 3rd Floor, 618 H St NW, Washington, DC 20001
Robert Wescott, President and Founder of Keybridge Research, will provide an overview of the global economic environment. Wescott will break down how high inflation and geopolitical turmoil are impacting both consumers and businesses heading into the 2022 midterm elections. He spent four years at the White House as Chief Economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and as Special Assistant to the President of Economic Policy. He also spent part of his career in the Research and European Departments at the IMF, where he was responsible for helping to produce the IMF’s World Economic Outlook. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania.
Please Note: This will be an in-person event. Space is limited – register early. Walk-ins may not be able to be accommodated if tickets are sold out.
About our speaker:
Robert F. Wescott is President of Keybridge. Dr. Wescott has more than 30 years of professional experience working on macroeconomic, financial, and public policy issues. He served for four years as Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy at the National Economic Council at the White House and as Chief Economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.
From 1994-98 Dr. Wescott was Deputy Division Chief in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund, where he did research on global economic risks and policy challenges. He also was an official in the Fund’s European Department. From 1982-93, he was Senior Vice President and Chief Economist at WEFA Group (today IHS Markit, Inc.), a private economic modeling and analysis firm, where he was responsible for all economic modeling, forecasting, and consulting operations.
In 1989-90, he was the first Research Director at the International Centre for the Study of East Asian Development (ICSEAD) in Kitakyushu, Japan. He holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. (https://keybridgedc.com/about-us/senior-staff/robert-f-wescott/)