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Webinar: ‘COVID-19 and the Global Recession’ – Robert Wescott, Keybridge Research

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Webinar: ‘COVID-19 and the Global Recession’ – Robert Wescott, Keybridge Research

May 7, 2020 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

Join the NEC and Robert Wescott of Keybridge for a webinar presentation on COVID-19 and the global recession.

Robert F. Wescott is Founder and President of Keybridge, a 26-person economic research firm in Washington, DC, that has served global financial institutions, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies since 2001. Dr. Wescott has 35 years of professional experience working on global macroeconomic and public policy issues. He is a frequent speaker to business and financial audiences around the world about the global economy, financial markets, and geopolitical risks. He also testifies as an expert before U.S. Congressional committees on economic and financial policy matters.

Wescott served for four years in the White House as Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and as Chief Economist at the President’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA). From 1994-98 Dr. Wescott was Deputy Division Chief in the Research Department of the International Monetary Fund, where he did research on the global economy and policy challenges and was responsible for the Fund’s semi-annual World Economic Outlook. He also was an official in the Fund’s European Department. From 1982-93, Wescott was Senior Vice President and Chief U.S. Economist at WEFA Group (today IHS/Markit), a private economic modeling and analysis firm, where he was responsible for the firm’s economic modeling and forecasting. In 1989-90, Wescott was the first Research Director at the International Centre for the Study of East Asian Development in Kitakyushu, Japan, a research institute established in cooperation with the University of Pennsylvania that does economic research on the economies of East Asia.

REGISTRATION IS OPEN! A link to the webinar will be sent prior to the event (by 11am, 5/7) to those who sign up. Registration will be open until 11am, Thursday, May 7, 2020. Any questions should be directed to


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