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The 2018-19 Sichel Lecture Series is directed by Professor James Hueng and is co-sponsored by the Department of Economics, College of Arts and Sciences, WMU, and the W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. All the lectures are free and open to the public. A light lunch reception will be available following each lecture. Speakers: Professor William Barnett “Getting it Wrong: How Faulty Monetary Statistics Undermine the Fed, the Financial System, and the Economy,” Asst. Professor Adam Storeygard “Measuring Economies from Space,” Scott Brave “A Closer Look at the Chicago Fed Activity Indexes and their Forecasting Applications," Dr. Chiara Scotti "Real Time Measurement of Business Conditions, Surprises and Uncertainty," Dr. Domenico Giannone ”Nowcasting and Forecasting with Big Data,” and Professor Steven J. Davis “Using Text to Quantify Policy Uncertainty."

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