10:45 am - 12:15 pm
U.S. Economic Forecast & Industry Statistics
U.S. Economic Outlook
Chief Economist Dr. Lindsey Piegza will look at the pace of our economic recovery and what it means going forward for overall growth, interest rates and monetary policy. She will cover macro-economic trends in consumer spending and corporate investment, in addition to new Federal Reserve policy initiatives and the potential economic effects of these changes. She will also examine the changing global and political environment, and the outlook for potential recession. Participants will leave this session able to advise management teams on the possible effect of economic issues on their organizations.
» Lindsey Piegza, Ph.D.
Chief Economist, Stifel Financial Corporation
BIOGRAPHYDr. Lindsey Piegza is the Chief Economist for Stifel Fixed Income. She specializes in research and analysis of economic trends and activity, world economies, financial markets and fiscal policies.
Piegza joined Stifel in 2015 amid the merger with Sterne Agee where she was Chief Economist. Prior to her roles with Stifel and Sterne Agee, she was the Senior Economist for an investment bank for eight years in New York City.
In addition to more than 13 years of professional experience, Piegza has published academic papers in prestigious journals such as the Harvard Business Review and in textbooks from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Often quoted in the business press, Piegza is a regular guest on CNBC, Fox News, CNN and Bloomberg, as well as national radio and other business news outlets. She is also a highly sought-after speaker across national and international forums.
Piegza is a member of the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) and American Economic Association (AEA). She holds a B.A. from Northwestern University in political science and a B.A. in economics with honors and distinction. She earned her Ph.D. in economics from the City University of New York. She is a native of Chicago and is based in Stifel's downtown Chicago office.