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We are in the fifth year of confronting the effects of a liquidity and debt crisis that brought the global economy to a standstill in 2008 and has helped bolster high debt-to-GDP ratios in the United States, Japan, and many Eurozone countries. The Eurozone and the United Kingdom have already enacted aggressive fiscal austerity measures, while the response of the United States has been much more moderate. However, there are major debates about the extent to which austerity measures accelerate or slow the recovery, and whether those measures are a precondition for a more sustainable recovery of growth.


Ataman Ozyildirim

Ataman Ozyildirim
Senior Director, Economics and Global Research Chair
The Conference Board

Ataman Ozyildirim, PhD is the Director of Economic Research and Global Research Chair at The Conference Board. He specializes in the development of economic indicators and in forecasting aggregate economic activity worldwide. He also oversees The Conference Board’s Global Economic Outlook a...Full Bio

Kathy Bostjancic

Kathy Bostjancic
Director, U.S. Macro Investor Services
Oxford Economics

Kathy has extensive experience providing insightful global economic and financial market analysis and forecasts to institutional and retail investors and Fortune 500 business leaders and professionals. She has a deep understanding of U.S. monetary and fiscal policy and its impact on the economy a...Full Bio

Stephen Sexauer

Stephen Sexauer
Chief Investment Officer
Allianz Global Investors Solutions

Stephen Sexauer has been the Chief Investment Officer of AGI Solutions since inception in June, 2008, and has been a Managing Director of Allianz Global Investors of America LLC or one of its subsidiaries since May, 2003.  Mr. Sexauer has overall responsibility for all investment functions a...Full Bio

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