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February 15: Inflation, the Federal Reserve Dilemma and the Stock Market
As inflation rises, everyone feels the pain in their wallets. Prices rose more than 7% year-on-year, the highest growth rate since 1982, according to the latest consumer price index.
How does this affect the labor market and wages? What action is the Federal Reserve likely to take to reduce inflation? Will government intervention jeopardize the continued recovery of employment? What is the impact of inflation and anticipated Federal Reserve actions on stock markets and the value of the US dollar? What steps can consumers, investors, businesses, and policymakers take to address short- and long-term inflationary pressures?
During the upcoming UW Now Livestream, a panel of leading experts will discuss key issues at the intersection of politics and economics. The conference will be moderated by Mike Knetter, CEO of the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association.
Kim Ruhl, Ph.D., is the Mary Sue and Mike Shannon Distinguished Chair in Economics and a professor at UW-Madison. He is also Associate Director of the Wisconsin Center for Economic Research (CROWE). Ruhl’s research focuses on international economics, models of firm heterogeneity, and national income accounting. He is currently a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a sworn special employee at the US Bureau of Economic Analysis, where he studies the ways in which multinational corporations produce and sell goods and services around the world.
Mike Stohler, PhD, is the Chief Investment Officer of the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association. He was selected for the role last month after a nationwide search. Previously, he served as Managing Director of Investments at Washington University (Saint Louis) Investment Management Company (WUIMC). Prior to joining WUIMC, Stohler worked in multi-asset class portfolio management with JP Morgan Private Bank. He began his career as a high school physics teacher in Indiana before earning a doctorate in physics from Purdue University in 2002. He later earned a master’s degree in business administration from the Stern School of Business in New York University.
Brad Tank MBA’82 is an expert in macroeconomics and monetary policy. He is the chief investment officer and managing director of Neuberger Berman, as well as the global head of the Fixed Income Multi-Sector Group. He is a member of the firm’s operating, investment risk and asset allocation committees and the investment strategy committee of the multi-industry fixed income group. He brings 38 years of industry experience in a variety of mutual fund leadership and management roles.
Find the next conferences on uwalumni.com/events. A recording of this livestream will be available on uwalumni.com after the event.