Philadelphia Council for Business Economics ("PCBE") primary objectives are:

Provide a convenient way for meeting business professionals in the Greater Philadelphia area.

To have programs and speakers on topics of special interest to business professionals.

To offer a vehicle to universities, community organizations, and other professional groups to contact local business professionals on programs and activities of mutual interest.

Our Upcoming Events
11/01/17 12:00PM"A Credit Perspective: How the Next Downturn Will Be Different"
Jody Lurie, Director, Corporate Credit Analyst
Janney Montgomery Scott

12/13/17 06:00PMAnnual Evening Holiday Reception
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

01/04/18 12:00PM"Retirement Saving in a Low-Interest Rate World"
James Poterba
President, National Bureau of Economic Research

Recent Meeting Speaker Notes
10/04/17 "Ten Issues as the Credit Cycle Matures"
John Silvia, Chief Economist
Wells Fargo Securities

09/13/17 "Regional Advantages in a Tight Labor Market"
Steven Cochrane, Managing Director
Moody's Analytics

06/16/17 "US Economic Outlook: Aging Gracefully"
Ellen Zentner, Chief U.S. Economist and Managing Director
Morgan Stanley

05/24/17 "Mental Accounting in Retirement"
Diane Garnick, Managing Director and Chief Income Strategist

Today's Economic Events
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Latest Economic News
10/20/17 10:00AMExisting-Home Sales rose 0.7% in September
10/19/17 10:00AMU.S. Leading Economic Index declined 0.2% in October
10/19/17 08:30AMWeekly Initial Unemployment Claims Decrease 22,000 to 222,000
10/19/17 08:30AMPhiladelphia Fed Outlook Reported Activity growth continues in October
10/18/17 02:00PMBeige Book: Economic Activity indicates growth split between modest and moderate pace
10/18/17 08:30AMSeptember Housing Starts down 4.7%, Permits down 4.5%

Federal Reserve Board Speech
10/20/17Speech by Chair Yellen on a challenging decade and a question for the future
10/18/17Speech by Governor Powell on financial innovation
10/15/17Speech by Chair Yellen on the U.S. economy and monetary policy
10/12/17Remarks by Governor Powell on prospects for emerging market economies in a normalizing global economy
10/12/17Speech by Governor Brainard on rethinking monetary policy in a new normal
10/05/17Speech by Governor Powell on Treasury markets and the TMPG

Federal Reserve Press Release
10/20/17Federal Reserve Board announces approval of application by ING Bank N.V.
10/19/17Federal Reserve announces results of offering of seven-day term deposits on October 19
10/18/17Beige Book
10/17/17Agencies issue temporary exceptions to appraisal requirements in areas affected by severe storms and flooding related to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria
10/17/17G.17 Industrial Production
10/13/17Randal K. Quarles takes oath of office as member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and Vice Chair for Supervision

Monthly Meetings Philadelphia Federal
Reserve Bank
10 N Independence Mall W
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(Seventh & Arch St Entrance)

The 12th Philadelphia Fed Policy Forum, “People, Place, Prosperity: Revitalizing Our Cities,” will be held on Friday, December 1, 2017, at The College of Physicians of Philadelphia The Policy Forum, brings together a group of highly respected academics, policymakers, and market economists for a discussion of challenges facing cities and strategies for revitalization; the role of education in developing human capital and promoting economic mobility; and approaches to promoting economic growth and economic inclusion.

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