Thursday, April 29, 4-6 p.m. PST
- Welcome and PCBS update from CEO, Gretchen Claflin
- Economic updates
- Dr. Lindsey Piegza: What are the macro-economic trends in consumer spending and income? How might monetary policy changes and fiscal policy incentives affect the economy?
- Dr. Peter Rupert: How has the pandemic impacted the labor market? Which sectors have been hardest hit? How has the Fed responded, and how should we interpret these changes?
- Q & A led by Jack Heath, President & COO, Washington Trust Bank and Betsy Cadwallader, Market President, U.S. Bank
- Regional Alumni MeetUps
Dr. Lindsey Piegza is the Chief Economist for Stifel Financial. She specializes in the research and analysis of economic trends and activity, world economies, financial markets, and monetary and fiscal policies. Dr. Piegza teaches Economics and the World of Banking for first-year students attending Pacific Coast Banking School. Before her role with Stifel, she was the Senior Economist for an investment bank in New York City. Piegza is a regular guest on CNBC, Bloomberg, CNN, and Fox Business, as well as other business news outlets.
Besides her role at Stifel, Piegza is a member of the Chicago Federal Reserve Advisory Committee. Holding a Ph.D. in economics from the City University of New York, Piegza has published extensively, including in the Harvard Business Review and textbooks from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management.
Dr. Peter Rupert is the Director of the University of California at Santa Barbara Economic Forecast Project. His areas of specialization include macroeconomics, monetary economics, labor, and family economics. He is a Professor of Economics and also the Associate Director of the Laboratory of Aggregate Economics and Finance at UCSB.
Before joining the Economics faculty, Rupert was a Senior Research Advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland. He earned his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Rochester. Selected publications include co-authoring “Time-to-build and Household Production” in the Journal of Political Economy, “What Accounts for the Decline in Crime?” in the International Economic Review, and “Homework in Labor Economics: Household Production and Intertemporal Substitution” in the Journal of Monetary Economics.