Moderated by: Edward Luce, Chief US Commentator and Columnist, The Financial Times
Craig Alexander, Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, TD Bank
Simon Johnson, Ronald A. Kurtz Professor of Entrepreneurship, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Peter Morici, Professor of International Business, R.H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland
Sherle Schwenninger, Director, Economic Growth and American Strategy Programs, New America Foundation
Craig Alexander is the Senior Vice President and Chief Economist for TD Bank Group. In that role, he manages a large team of economists that support all of the divisions and clients of TD – the second largest bank in Canada and the eighth largest bank in the United States. Craig has 15 years of experience in the private sector as an economic and financial forecaster. He is also a regular commentator on public policy. Prior to joining private sector, Craig spent four years as an economist at Statistics Canada.
Prof. Johnson is the Ronald A. Kurtz (1954) Professor of Entrepreneurship at the MIT Sloan School of Management.
He is also a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics in Washington, D.C., a co-founder of BaselineScenario.com (a much cited website on the global economy), a member of the Congressional Budget Office's Panel of Economic Advisers, and a member of the FDIC’s Systemic Resolution Advisory Committee. He is also a member of the private sector systemic risk council founded and chaired by Sheila Bair in 2012.
Edward Luce is the Washington columnist and commentator for the Financial Times. He writes a weekly column, FT's leaders/editorials on American politics and the economy and other articles.
Peter Morici is an economist and professor at the Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, and widely published columnist.
Sherle R. Schwenninger
Sherle R. Schwenninger directs the New America Foundation's Economic Growth and American Strategy Programs. He is also founding director of the World Economic Roundtable, a program that brings together thought leaders from business, finance, and public policy in regular meetings to remap the global economy after the Great Recession. One of the founders of New America, he served as treasurer from 1999 to 2007 and also as director of the Bernard L. Schwartz Fellows Program.