42nd David A. Bowers Economic Forecast Luncheon:
Friday, December 11, 2015
Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, 24 Public Square, Cleveland, Ohio
Dr. Sniderman will present his forecast for the US economy, explaining the factors that will influence the decisions of consumers, businesses and investors. He will also describe how international economic conditions are affecting domestic economic activity. Of particular interest, given Dr. Sniderman's previous Federal Reserve career, will be his insights about monetary policy—the Fed's monetary policy body will be meeting on December 15-16, only a few days after the Bowers Luncheon. Anyone interested in where the economy is headed, and why, will benefit from attending.
Mark Sniderman's academic and professional interests are focused on macroeconomics and financial regulation, especially the roles played by central banks. He is currently studying the unconventional monetary policies being employed by central banks in the wake of the global financial crisis, as well as their newer responsibilities for promoting financial stability. Sniderman came to Case Western Reserve after a career with the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, culminating in his position as Executive Vice President and Chief Policy Officer. In that role, Sniderman served as principal adviser to the Bank president for economic and financial policy issues. As a senior executive officer, Sniderman had responsibilities for leadership of the Bank’s economic research, public affairs, and community affairs departments; he also served on the Bank’s management committee. Sniderman chaired the Bank’s Senior Policy Committee and was a member of its Credit Risk Management Committee. During his Federal Reserve career, Sniderman attended more than 100 meetings of the Federal Open Market Committee, the Fed’s monetary policy body; and spoke frequently to public audiences about the economic conditions and monetary policy issues. Sniderman continues to speak on these topics to a variety of business and professional audiences.