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Bank of America/Merrill Lynch Walter E. Hoadley Annual Economic Forecast

Watch the live video of this program beginning 12 p.m. (Pacific time) Friday, January 26.

This event is underwritten by Bank of America/Merrill Lynch.

With changes to taxes on the horizon, health care in flux, housing prices continuing to rise, continued governmental gridlock as well as external threats to the U.S. from North Korea and terrorism, what does all of this mean for your business, your investments and the greater economy for 2018?

Lenny Mendonca is a senior partner emeritus from the Washington, D.C. and San Francisco offices of McKinsey & Company, a global management consulting firm. He founded McKinsey’s U.S. state and local public sector practice. He is also the chair of both New America and Children Now, co-chair of California Forward, and co-founder and chair of FUSE Corps. He is the chair emeritus of the Bay Area Council and their Economic Institute. Mendonca was also vice chair of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council and a trustee at the Committee for Economic Development. He holds an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a bachelor’s in economics from Harvard.

John Taylor was on President Trump’s short list to chair the Federal Reserve. His fields of expertise are monetary policy, fiscal policy and international economics. He served as a member of the Congressional Budget Office's Panel of Economic Advisers and as a Treasury undersecretary for international affairs, where he was responsible for currency markets, international development, oversight of the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank, and for coordinating policy with the G7 and G20. He holds a doctorate in economics from Stanford University and a bachelor’s in economics from Princeton University.

Join us for a lively discussion on where the United States and global economies are headed and what should be done to keep them on track.


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This program is sold out; no tickets will be sold at the door. 

January 26, 2018

The Commonwealth Club
110 The Embarcadero
Taube Family Auditorium
San Francisco, 94105
United States

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Lenny Mendonca
Chair Emeritus, Bay Area Council and Bay Area Council Economic Institute; Senior Partner Emeritus, McKinsey & Company; Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Business; Member, Commonwealth Club Board of Governors
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John Taylor, Ph.D.
Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics and George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Economics, Stanford University’s Hoover Institution; Former Economic Advisor to Presidents Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, George H. W. Bush, and George W. Bush
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Edward Wasserman, Ph.D.
Dean, UC Berkeley Journalism School; Former Executive Business Editor, Miami Herald—Moderator