Tuesday, February 27, 2018
11:30am – 12:00pm – Network
12:00pm – 1:00pm – Presentation

Intercontinental Hotel • 401 Ward Parkway Kansas City MO 64112

US Economic Outlook

Robert Martin, executive director, is a US economist for UBS with additional focus on the Canadian economy. From 2015 to 2017, he worked for Barclays. Prior to moving to the private sector, he served 13 years at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (2002 – 2015), where he regularly briefed and interacted with members of the FOMC. Dr. Martin began his public service as a research economist, developing expertise on G10 economies, housing markets, and recession dynamics. He rose to the rank of Chief and ran the international capital markets sections in the Division of International Finance, where he was responsible for creating the Board’s foreign exchange forecast, monitoring foreign markets, and understanding central bank activity, especially unconventional monetary policy. Dr. Martin served one year in the Bush White House as a senior economist for the Council of Economic Advisors. He taught undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Chicago, Johns Hopkins University, and Georgetown University. He received a B.A. in Business Administration from North Carolina State University and an M.A. and Ph.D. in Economics from the University of Chicago. Two Nobel laureates served on his doctoral committee: Lars Hansen and Robert Lucas. He was also a paratrooper in the US Army, 82nd Airborne Division.

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