Mark Zandi's research interests include macroeconomics, financial markets and public policy. His recent research has focused on the determinants of mortgage foreclosure and personal bankruptcy, analyzed the economic impact of various tax and government spending policies, and assessed the appropriate policy response to bubbles in asset markets. Mark also conducts regular briefings on the economy. He is often quoted in national and global publications and interviewed by major news media outlets and is the author of Financial Shock, an exposé of the financial crisis. His forthcoming book, Paying the Price, provides a roadmap for meeting the nation's daunting fiscal challenges.
A skilled keynote speaker, Mark Zandi, is a trusted advisor for some of the world's biggest financial institutes, policymakers and even the Obama administration. With his vast experience in the world of finance and economics, Mark Zandi is an interesting, articulate and experienced speaker.
A trusted adviser to policymakers and an influential source of economic analysis for businesses, journalists and the public, Mark has frequently testified before Congress and has advised the Obama administration as well as Senator John McCain's presidential campaign.
Dr. Zandi received his PhD at the University of Pennsylvania, where he did his research with Gerard Adams and Nobel laureate Lawrence Klein, and received his B.S. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
After the Great Recession: A Changed Landscape
The economy has started to grow after what the professionals were calling the worst recession since the Great Depression, but how will it fully recover? Everything from consumer spending, savings, credit markets and trade dynamics were shattered by global financial and economic developments, not to mention the number of job losses. Of course, layoffs have slowed recently, but how long will it take before the economy starts creating jobs? We can see that the major financial institutions are no longer in fear of collapsing, but when will banks finally loosen their purse strings and give smaller businesses the chance to expand and hire? And with the economy still dependent on massive government spending, how can our policymakers bring down the financial deficit to avoid uncapped inflation while managing to avoid another downturn? Dr. Mark Zandi will give his insight on:
•The timeline for a full economic recovery
•Potential policy pitfalls
•The outlook for a permanently changed economic landscape
•How mortgage lenders, investment bankers, builders, regulators, and the Federal Reserve caused this global disaster
•How homeowners and investors can protect themselves from financial shocks already on the horizon
•What policymakers need to do now to prevent a recurrence.
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