Annual Economic Update - 2015

Date and Time
Thursday, April 9, 2015
12:00pm— 1:30pm
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Duke Energy Center

This is the rescheduled event! 

Join us for the 9th Annual Wharton Economic Update when Dr. John Silvia presents the current state of the economy in the city, our region and the nation.  A frequent contributor to CNBC and to Bloomberg, Dr. Silvia is known for his candor, so we expect a lively and candid discussion.


Date:Thursday, April 9, 2015

Time:12:00 - 12:30pm - Networking

12:30 - 1:30pm - Presentation and lunch


Duke Energy Center

550 S. Tryon St, 5th floor, Magnolia Conference Room

Charlotte, NC 28202


  • Seating will be limited to the first 35 people to register.
  • Building security will require you to have a photo id in order to enter.
  • If you want a Passover-appropriate lunch, please indicate so during registration.


Joseph Wharton Members - no charge

Members - $15 

Non-members - $25

(Pricing includes a box lunch)

Register here! 

For more information about registration, or if you have trouble paying online, please email John Griffith at [email protected].


Win a copy of Dr. Silvia's latest book . . .

. . .  and impress your fellow alumni by predicting the DJIA at the close of business on Wednesday, April 8, 2015.  The attendee with the closest prediction will win a signed copy of Economic and Business Forecasting:  Analyzing and Interpreting Econometric Results.  Email your prediction to John Griffith at [email protected] by 5:00pm on Tuesday, April 7, 2015.  You must be present at the luncheon to win! 


About Dr. John Silvia, our speaker:

Dr. John Silvia joined Wachovia in February 2002 as chief economist for the Bank.  Previously, John worked on Capitol Hill as senior economist for the U.S. Senate Joint Economic Committee and chief economist for the U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee.  Prior to that, he was chief economist of Kemper Funds and managing director of Scudder Kemper Investments, Inc.  John holds a B.A. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from Northeastern University in Boston, and a Master's degree in economics from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

John serves as a member of the Blue Chip Panel of Economic Forecasters and also serves on an informal advisory group for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.  He is a director of the National Association of Business Economics (NABE).  He was appointed by Governor Mike Easley to serve on the Economic Development Board of the State of North Carolina.  He is a member of the Economic Advisory Committee at the American Bankers Association and former President of the Charlotte Economics Club.  In the past, John has served on economic advisory committees to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, and the Public Securities Association.

In addition, John is Treasurer and a member of the Board of Directors for The Second Harvest Food Bank of Metrolina, a Charlotte civic association.  He is also a member of the Business Advisory Committee for the City of Charlotte, he serves on the President's Council for Charlotte's Central Piedmont Community College, and is a member of the Advisory Council to the Business School at Appalachian State University. 

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