The Atlanta Economics Club meets for a luncheon each month from September through May, typically at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. The meetings begin at 11:30am and end at 1:00pm. There is a speaker presentation at each meeting, as well as ample time for networking. Due to COVID-19, AEC is hosting all events virtually.

2021 – 2022 Speaker Line Up

AEC presents Succeeding in a Virtual Environment

Who: All undergraduate and graduate students studying at an academic institution in Georgia

What: 1-hr interactive webinar with the Atlanta Economics Club Board

Where: Zoom Webinar

When: September 8th from 5 pm – 6 pm ET

Why: The AEC is committed to building a pipeline of future economic professionals. Towards that end, the AEC Board hosted a conversation with current students to share insights from their professional journeys and highlight skills needed to succeed in today’s remote workplace.

What is the outlook for commercial real estate?

CBRE’s Executive Director and Global Chief Economist Dr. Richard Barkham shares his view on the trends within the U.S. commercial real estate market.

When: September 15, 2021, noon to 1PM ET

Dr. Richard Barkham
Executive Director and Global Chief Economist

Is the used vehicle market to blame for rising inflation?

Cox Automotive’s Chief Economist Jonathan Smoke and Industry Intelligence Manager Kayla Reynolds share their insights on recent automobile sales trends and inflation developments.

When: October 20, 2021, noon to 1PM ET

Jonathan Smoke
Chief Economist
Cox Automotive

Kayla Reynolds
Industry Intelligence Manager
Cox Automotive

How has small business fared in a pandemic world?

Small businesses have been the economic “Ground Zero” of the COVID-19 crisis. Holly Wade, Executive Director of the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), provides insight on how the small business sector has navigated the pandemic.

When: November 18, 2021, noon to 1PM ET

Holly Wade
Executive Director
NFIB Research Center

What are benefits cliffs?

Dr. David Altig, Director of Research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, discusses benefits cliffs: what they are, their impact on economic mobility and inclusion for individuals, and limits it creates for the broader economy.

When: December 15, 2021, noon to 1PM ET

Dr. David Altig
Director of Research
Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta

What lies ahead in 2022 for the U.S. economy and chemical industry?

American Chemistry Council’s Chief Economist and Managing Director Martha Moore presents her outlook for the U.S. economy and chemical industry.

When: January 19, 2022, noon to 1PM ET

Martha Moore
Chief Economist and Managing Director
American Chemistry Council

What lies ahead in 2022 for the steel industry?

American Iron and Steel Institute’s Chief Economist Timothy Gill will provide his outlook for the steel industry and its end-use markets.

When: February 16, 2022, noon to 1PM ET

Timothy Gill
Chief Economist
American Iron and Steel Institute