Daily News: January 11, 2012

ACG New York Events Address Tough Economic Questions


Tough Economic Questions for Trying Times is the subject of two ACG New York programs slated for January 12 and 17. The first event features economist Dr. David Wyss and the second features economist Dr. Irwin Kellner.

Event topics include:

  • How do you assess economic risk during times of uncertainty?

  • Will fewer jobs be lost this year and how great is the risk of another recession?

  • Why might New York City slide into recession this year while the suburbs like Long Island escape decline?

    The first program, in Manhattan on January 12 will be a luncheon briefing by Wyss, who retired as chief economist for Standard & Poor’s last year. He is now a visiting fellow at Brown University.

    The second will be a breakfast meeting on Long Island on January 17 with a macroeconomic update provided by Kellner, a former chief economist for major banks who is now chief economist for the financial news website MarketWatch.com. Joining Kellner will be Greg David, who spent almost 25 years as editor of Crain’s New York Business covering New York’s business, economic and political issues and who will focus on regional political economics.

    Wyss’s talk, titled, “2012 Outlook: Decisiveness During Uncertainty,” will discuss economic conditions and how to assess risk during times of uncertainty. In it he will consider such variables as the presidential election, European debt, consumer confidence and housing. Before becoming S&P’s chief economist in 1999, Wyss held economics positions at Data Resources, Inc. (DRI) and the U.S. Government, including senior staff economist with the President’s Council of Economic Advisors and senior economist at the Federal Reserve Bank. He has also been an economic advisor to the Bank of England. For registration information for this event, click here.

    Kellner