Guest Speakers: Nariman Behravesh, Chief Economist of IHS Markit; Michael Gapen, Chief US Economist, Barclays
Date: Thursday, January 12, 2017
Time: 12 - 2:00pm
Location: Ken and Pat Taylor Room, Canadian Consulate General, 1251 Avenue of the Americas (between 49th & 50th Street) - Take escalator down Au Bon Pain side fo the lobby.
Fee: $35 for members; $50 for Guests
Dr. Nariman Behravesh
Dr. Nariman Behravesh is Chief Economist of IHS Markit and author of Spin-Free Economics: A No-Nonsense, Nonpartisan Guide to Today's Global Economic Debates (McGraw-Hill). Directing the entire economic forecasting process at IHS Markit, he is responsible for developing the economic outlook and risk analysis for the United States, Europe, Japan, China and other emerging markets. He oversees the work of over 400 professionals, located in North America, Europe, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Africa who cover economic, financial, and political developments in over 200 countries.
Before joining IHS Markit, Behravesh was chief economist for Global Insight (now an IHS Markit company). Prior to that, he was chief international economist for Standard & Poor's. Early in his career Behravesh worked at the Congressional Budget Office and the Federal Reserve. He has been covering the global economy for over 40 years.
Behravesh holds Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.Sc. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has lived in Europe and the Middle East, and is fluent in several languages. He travels extensively to Europe, Asia, Africa, and Latin America.
Michael Gapen is a Managing Director and Chief US Economist for Barclays. Based in New York, Mr. Gapen is responsible for the firm's outlook for the US economy and, in particular, US monetary policy and the impact of financial markets on the economy. Prior to taking on this role, Mr. Gapen was a Senior US Economist and, following his appointment as Asset Allocation Strategist in January 2012, Mr. Gapen took on additional responsibility for forming the firm's asset allocation views and marketing them to clients.
Mr. Gapen joined Barclays in 2010 from the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve, where he was a Section Chief responsible for monetary and financial market analysis. In that capacity, he assisted the Board and the FOMC in the formulation of monetary policy and the Federal Reserve's response to the financial crisis. Prior to that, he served as an Economist with the International Monetary Fund. Mr. Gapen has also taught Finance and Economics at institutions including Kelly School of Business and Department of Economics at Indiana University, Mendoza College of Business at the University of Notre Dame, and the Department of Economics at Johns Hopkins University. He is a member of the Forecasters Club of New York.
Mr. Gapen holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the Department of Economics at Indiana University.
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