Fed week: Presidents’ discussion, Macroeconomic outlook, nationally and locally

In session one of the series, the panel will cover:

  • Macroeconomic outlook for the US
    • The unknowns and competing forces in the wake of the pandemic
    • Their own responses and how the country is navigating its Covid-19 recovery
    • Unemployment in the service sectors such as hospitality, travel and tourism and its effect on inequality
    • Reason to expect that activity could surge in the second half of the year
    • Long-term risk of inflation and consideration of whether the fed should start tapering later this year
    • The Fed’s financial stability role