Updated: February 28, 2013


Sunday, March 3

5:00 PM-6:30 PM AUBER Welcome Reception

Hosted by the National Association of REALTORS®
500 New Jersey Ave NW
Washington, DC 20001

Welcome remarks from AUBER president James W. Kleckley and Lawrence Yun, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, National Association for REALTORS®

6:30 PM-8:00 PM Small Group Dinners (area restaurants)  Pre-registration required

8:00 PM-9:30 PM Get Connected Happy Hour

Dubliner Irish Pub
4 F Street NW
Washington, DC 20001


Monday, March 4

8:00 Welcome Remarks

Ken Simonson, 2012-2013 NABE President, Chief Economist, Associated General Contractors of America

8:00 AM-8:45 AM Challenges Confronting Monetary Policy

Lisa Emsbo-Mattingly, former NABE Director, Director of Research, Fidelity Investments, presiding
Janet Yellen
, Vice Chair, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System

8:45 AM-9:30 AM Challenges Facing the Global Economic System

Chris Varvares, President, Macroeconomic Advisers, LLC, presiding
Jacob A. Frenkel
, Chairman, JPMorgan Chase International, Former Governor, Bank of Israel

9:30 AM-10:15 AM Fiscal Policy Choices

Matthew Shay, President and CEO, National Retail Federation, presiding
Douglas Elmendorf
, Director, Congressional Budget Office 

10:15 AM-10:45 AM Networking Break / Poster Session

10:45 AM-11:45 AM Perspectives on the Future of U.S. Fiscal Policy

Charles Steindel, Chief Economist, New Jersey Department of the Treasury, moderator
John B. Taylor
, Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics, Stanford University
Laura D. Tyson, S. K. and Angela Chan Chair in Global Management, Haas Business and Public Policy Group, University of California, Berkeley 

11:45 AM-1:05 PM Luncheon: "Lessons from the Financial Collapse -- Learned or Forgotten?"

Paul Volcker, Former Chairman of the Board of the Federal Reserve System 

Steve Liesman, Senior Economics Reporter, CNBC, moderator

Presentation of Lifetime Achievement Award for Economic Policy
Presentation of NABE AFTA Scholarship Award

1:10 PM-2:10 PM Concurrent Session I

A) Addressing the Skills Deficit: Challenges with Attracting & Retaining Workers

Gardner Carrick, Vice President for Strategic Initiatives, Manufacturing Institute, moderator 
Ryan Costella, Director, Strategic Initiatives, Click Bond, Inc.
Jason Miller, Special Assistant to the President on Manufacturing Policy, National Economic Council
David Rizzo, Human Capital Leader, U.S Consumer and Industrial Products, Deloitte LLP

B) Money Fund Regulation

Russell Wermers, Associate Professor of Finance, Robert H. Smith School of Business, The University of Maryland at College Park, moderator
Paul Atkins
, CEO, Patomak Global Partners, LLC
Craig M. Lewis, Director and Chief Economist, U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
Nancy Prior, President of the Money Market Group, Fidelity Investments

C) The Landscape of the Housing Recovery (co-hosted by AUBER)

Jim Diffley, Vice President and Chief Economist, US Regional Services Group, IHS Global Insight, moderator
Richard DeKaser
, former NABE Director, SVP and Corporate Economist, Wells Fargo Corporation
Patrick Newport, U.S. Economist, IHS Global Insight
Mike Simonsen, CEO, Altos Research 

2:15 PM-3:15 PM Concurrent Session II

A) Health Reform in President Obama’s 2nd Term: Prospects & Challenges

Paul Hughes-Cromwick, Senior Health Economist, Altarum Institute, moderator
Jeanne Lambrew
, Deputy Director, White House Office of Health Reform

B) State of the States (hosted by AUBER)

Pat Barkey, Director, Bureau of Business and Economic Research, University of Montana
James W. Kleckley
, Director, Bureau of Business Research, College of Business, East Carolina University
Scott D. Pattison
, Executive Director, National Association of State Budget Officers
Eric Thompson, Associate Professor of Economics Director of the Bureau of Business, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

C) Capitalizing on a Boom: Should Policymakers Promote Natural Gas as a Transportation Fuel?

Arun Raha, Director, Economic Analysis, Eaton Corporation, moderator
Adam Fulton, Associate Economist, Regional Economic Models, Inc.
Kenny Vieth, President and Senior Analyst, ACT Research
John Wood, Deputy Director, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

3:15 PM-3:40 PM Networking Break / Poster Session

3:40 PM-4:35 PM Too Big to Fail: Do We Need Policy To Manage Bank Size?

Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, former NABE President, Chief Economist, Ford Motor Company, moderator
Harvey Rosenblum
, former NABE President, Executive Vice President and Director of Research, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
Gary H. Stern
, former CEO, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, Author, Too Big to Fail – The Hazards of Bank Bailouts

4:35PM-5:30 PM What Will the 113th Congress Do?

Adolfo Laurenti, NABE Director, Deputy Chief Economist, Mesirow Financial, moderator
Honorable Tom Davis, Former Congressman (R-VA); Director of Federal Government Affairs, Deloitte & Touche LLP, Deloitte
Stuart Rothenberg
, Editor and Publisher, The Rothenberg Political Report

5:30 PM-6:00 PM A View from the Federal Housing Finance Agency

Nayantara Hensel, Professor of Industry and Business, National Defense University, presiding
Edward J. DeMarco
, Acting Director, Federal Housing Finance Agency


6:30 PM-8:00 PM Reception at the Embassy of Australia

Hosted by The Honorable Kim Beazley, Australian Ambassador to the U.S. at The Embassy of Australia:

1601 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20036

A government issued ID (driver’s license/passport) and your conference name badge are required to pass through security at the embassy.

Buses will depart from the hotel lobby between 6:00pm and 6:30pm and begin returning from the embassy to the hotel at 7:45pm.


Tuesday, March 5

8:00 AM-9:15 AM Breakfast: A View from the U.S. Treasury Department

Emily Kolinski Morris, NABE Director, Senior Economist, Ford Motor Company, presiding
Lael Brainard
, Under Secretary of the U.S. Treasury for International Affairs

9:30 AM-10:30 AM Concurrent Session III

A) Higher Education Finance: Housing Bubble with Tenure?

Robert Graboyes, Senior Fellow for Health and Economics, NFIB Research Foundation, moderator
George Leef
, Director of Research, John William Pope Center for Higher Education Policy
Joseph J. Minarik, Senior Vice President and Director of Research, Committee for Economic Development 

B) Policies to Promote Job Creation in Small Businesses

Philip Auerswald, Senior Fellow, Kauffman Foundation, moderator
William Dunkelberg
, former NABE President, Chief Economist, National Federation of Independent Business
Nathan Sheets, Global Head of International Economics, Citigroup

C) Are Financial Regulations Confounding Economic Growth?

Ed Kean, Senior Economic Policy Analyst, Observatory Group, moderator
Wayne Abernathy, Executive Vice President for Financial Institutions Policy and Regulatory Affairs, American Bankers Association
Honorable Robert S. Nichols, President and CEO, Financial Services Forum
Marcus Stanley, Policy Director, Americans for Financial Reform

10:30 AM-10:50 AM Networking Break

10:50 AM-11:45 AM Rediscovering the Path to Growth and Economic Competitiveness in the Eurozone

Stuart Mackintosh, former NABE Director, Executive Director, Group of Thirty, moderator
Athanasios Orphanides
, former Governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus
Hung Tran, First Deputy Managing Director, Institute of International Finance

11:45 AM -12:30 PM A View from the Administration

Lynn Reaser, former NABE President, Chief Economist, Point Loma Nazarene University, moderator
Alan Krueger
, Chair, Council of Economic Advisers

12:30 PM-1:50 PM Luncheon: Autos and the Economy

Eric Miller, Senior Policy Advisor, Embassy of Canada, presiding
Mike Jackson
, CEO, AutoNation, Inc.

2:00 PM-3:00 PM Help or Harm: Central Bank Monetary Policies at the Outer Limits

Craig Alexander, Vice President and Chief Economist, TD Bank, moderator
Jeffrey Lacker
, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
Adam Posen, President Peterson Institute for International Economics; Former Member, Monetary Policy Committee of the Bank of England

3:00 PM Adjourn 

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