Interdisciplinary Research Insights to Aid in Times of Macroeconomic Uncertainty

Featuring: Professor Yaniv Konchitchki, PhD, CPA Tenured Associate Professor & Distinguished Teaching Fellow, UC Berkeley I Professional Macro Forecaster, U.S. Federal Reserve I Founder and Faculty Director, Berkeley Fintech Program I Lead Fintech Researcher, Wells Fargo Lab I PhD Program Field Advisor

What can we learn about the accuracy of monetary policy communications and associated decisions made by the Chair of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors during the past years when macroeconomic uncertainty and inflation spiked? Are there any predictable errors at the level of the world’s highest economic authority such as the Fed’s Chair? What can alternative data tell us about the macroeconomy and the stock market, especially in uncertain times? How did managers respond to the risk of inflation when reporting corporate results to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission? This session provides insights from recent research and practice focusing on important interdisciplinary links between corporate financial reporting, stock valuation, capital markets, and the macroeconomy.