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 Economic Update

Speaker Presentation
1/16/2013 5:30 PM
1/16/2013 8:00 PM
Madison Club, 5 East Wilson St., Madison, WI 53703 |

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Registration deadline is noon on Friday, January 11th

Event Description

Two years since he last spoke to us, a lot has changed in our economy.  William Strauss will provide analysis regarding the current state of the economy and his thoughts on what the economic outlook might be. 
This event is being co-sponsored by the Madison IIA and IMA.
This is an evening event that will begin with a networking opportunity and a dinner.  Your meal options are as follows:
  • Filet Mignon - A select 6 oz. cut of tenderloin, grilled and served with sauce chasseur
  • Pan Seared Salmon - Served with a shallot white wine sauce
  • Vegetarian Entree 
Cost:  $40 for members; $50 for non-members; $25 for students, retirees, & unemployed members 
Map / Directions
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, networking, & cash bar begins at 5:30pm
Sit-down dinner is served at 6:15pm
Presentation will be from 7:00 - 8:00pm (1 CPE)

Speaker Information 

william_strauss.jpgWilliam 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 also produces the monthly Chicago Fed Midwest Manufacturing Index and organizes the Bank's annual Economic Outlook Symposium and annual Auto Outlook Symposium. He also conducts several economic workshops and industrial roundtables throughout the year.

Strauss has taught as an adjunct faculty member at both Loyola University Chicago and Webster University, Chicago. He currently teaches at the University of Chicago, Graham School of General Studies and at DePaul University, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.

His research paper topics include analysis of the manufacturing sector, the auto 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 is a past president of the Chicago Association of Business Economists and currently serves as a board member for the National Association for Business Economics and as a member of the Advisory Council for the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Center for Economic Education.

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.