March 12-14, 2023 | Boston, USA

Keynote Presentation

Keynote: Economic Update for 2023- Where are we headed?

Megan Greene, Global Economist, Financial Times Columnist & Senior Fellow, Harvard Kennedy School
Sunday, March 12 | 11:00am – 12:15pm | Room 153 A/B


Economic forecasting is a tricky business; they say the key to success is to forecast often. Megan Greene is unafraid to have out of consensus views and has a fantastic forecasting track record. She examines high frequency economic data, structural trends, global flows, political factors and policy developments to determine the state of the global recovery and to highlight risks and opportunities for businesses and markets. In this keynote presentation, Greene will examine these factors to offer insight on where the global recovery is heading, including an outlook for international supply chain challenges, inflation and climate change.

About the Speaker

Renowned for her stunning early economic predictions, global economist Megan Greene examines the intersection of macroeconomics, financial markets and politics— providing illuminating insights and forecasts for your industry, business and the future of our highly interconnected world economy. Simplifying complex economic concepts into plain English, Greene combines her extensive background in policy and academia with C-Suite leadership experience in financial services and investment management. With wit and clarity, her audience-tailored talks challenge conventional (and consensus) thinking, boil down the data, take on old economic models, and win rave reviews from expert to general audiences.

Greene currently serves as a Senior Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business at Harvard Kennedy School, where she is teaching and working on a book examining the new drivers of inequality and what policymakers and business should do to address them. She is the first Dame DeAnne Julius Senior Fellow in International Economics at Chatham House and a Senior Advisor to the OECD. She also writes a regular column in The Financial Times on global macroeconomics and regularly appears on CNBC, Bloomberg, NPR and BBC. Additionally, Greene is a member of the Regenerative Crisis Response Committee, a group of all-star economists looking at innovative ways to use fiscal and monetary policy to retool the economy for sustainability.

For more than five years, Greene was Global Chief Economist at John Hancock/Manulife Asset Management, responsible for forecasting global macroeconomic trends and analyzing potential opportunities and impacts on the firm’s worldwide investments. Previously, she was Founder and Chief Economist at London-based Maverick Intelligence, Head of European Economics at Roubini Global Economics and the euro crisis expert at the Economist (magazine) Intelligence Unit. A regular advisor to governments and central banks in the US, UK, Eurozone and Japan, Greene currently serves in a number of other organizations. These include the Board of Directors of the National Association for Business Economists (NABE) and The Parliamentary Budget Office in Ireland. Greene is an affiliate of the Rhodes Center Brown University, a NonResident Fellow at Trinity College Dublin and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She holds a B.A. from Princeton and an MSc from Oxford.

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