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SABEWDC16 is chaired by Mark Hamrick, Washington bureau chief and senior economic analyst for Bankrate.com. The conference is co-chaired by Cory Schouten, Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia University and SABEW vice president.

Attire for SABEWDC16 is business casual for working sessions and business attire for receptions and awards dinner.

Refund Policy Reminder - SABEW will refund 100 percent of an attendee’s registration remittance if e-mail notice of cancellation is received at sabew@sabew.org by 5 p.m. EDT Thursday May 5, 2016. A 50 percent refund will be granted if notice is received at sabew@sabew.org by 5 p.m. EDT Thursday May 12, 2016. No refunds will be issued after 5 p.m. EDT May 16, 2016.
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Saturday, May 21 • 9:00am - 10:00am
Slow Global Growth and the U.S. Economy

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Join us for a conversation on how slow growth overseas is affecting the U.S. economy in our increasingly connected world economy. Following a keynote from economist and Council of Economic Advisers member Jay Shambaugh, a distinguished panel of economists will field audience questions on the U.S. and global economic picture.

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Claes Bell

Banking analyst and mobile editor, Bankrate
Claes Bell is a senior banking reporter and mobile editor for Bankrate.com, where he covers consumer banking and works toward optimizing Bankrate’s mobile experience for readers. Claes’s work has won two SABEW Best in Business awards for reporting on financial regulation and a Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists. He has helped Bankrate conduct original research on personal finance issues and been cited... Read More →

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Kaushik Basu

Senior vice president and chief economist, The World Bank
Kaushik Basu is senior vice president (Development Economics) and chief economist of the World Bank. Prior to this, he served as Chief Economic Adviser to the Government of India and is currently on leave from Cornell University where he is Professor of Economics and the C. Marks Professor of International Studies. Basu is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and received India’s Padma Bhushan award as well as the National Mahalanobis... Read More →
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Jay Shambaugh

Member of the Council of Economic Advisers
Jay Shambaugh is a member of the Council of Economic Advisers. He is on leave from George Washington University where he is a Professor of Economics and International Affairs. Dr. Shambaugh had also served as a Faculty Research Fellow and Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research since 2007. He previously held positions within the Council of Economic Advisers between 2009 and 2011, first as a Senior Economist from 2009 to... Read More →
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Margaret Simms

Institute fellow, director, Low-Income Working Families Initiative, Urban Institute
Margaret Simms is an Institute fellow in the Center on Labor, Human Services, and Population at the Urban Institute, where she directs the Low-Income Working Families project. A nationally recognized expert on the economic well-being of African Americans, her current work focuses on low-income families, with an emphasis on employment and asset building. | | Before joining Urban in 2007, Simms was vice president for governance and economic... Read More →