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Economic Insights

Economic Insights Summit — Global, National and Regional

5:30 p.m. Registration, networking and refreshments
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Panel discussion

Predictions for 2024

After a year of economic, social and political disruption, our experts are back to discuss the economic outlook on inflation, ongoing shifts in the workforce, growing industry sectors, the national debt, the likelihood of a recession in 2024 and more.

The panel will predict how the economy will affected by recent developments such as the Israeli-Palestinian War, the rise of artificial intelligence (AI), changes to laws and regulations, and the imminent 2024 election.

Join us on campus to hear our global, national and regional economic experts discuss the outlook for the economy in 2024 from their unique perspectives.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is required.


Meet the Experts:

Michael Patrick WeidokalMichael Patrick Weidokal '94

Executive Director, International Strategic Analysis (ISA)

Michael Weidokal is an internationally recognized economic and geopolitical forecaster who helps business leaders, policymakers and the wider public understand the issues and trends impacting the world today and will shape the world in years to come.

Weidokal is the executive director and founder of International Strategic Analysis (ISA), a leading provider of economic forecasting, international market intelligence and geopolitical analysis with clients all around the globe. He is also the Executive in Residence at the BW Carmel Boyer School of Business.

Kevin T. Jacques

Kevin T. Jacques, Ph.D.

Boyton D. Murch Chair in Finance, Baldwin Wallace University

Before joining the faculty at BW, Dr. Jacques spent 14 years as an economist with the U.S. Treasury Department in Washington, D.C. Most recently, he was a senior financial economist advising Treasury officials and members of the George W. Bush Administration on policy issues regarding the U.S. banking and financial system.

A nationally recognized expert on banking, economic and financial policy, Dr. Jacques' commentaries have received hundreds of media citations, including PBS television, NPR's Marketplace and Marketplace Morning Edition, Bloomberg Financial News, Associated Press, Politico and U.S. News and World Report, among others.

William “Bill” KoehlerWilliam "Bill" Koehler


Koehler's voice in the economic development community helps align the services of Team NEO with the needs of the region. Under his leadership, Team NEO is working to improve the performance of Northeast Ohio's economic development system with the support of its many partners.

Prior to joining Team NEO, he served as president of Key Community Bank, where he led 9,000 employees across 14 states. During his baking career, Koehler worked with private and public middle-market companies. He earned a Master of Business Administration in Accounting and Finance from Columbia University's Business School and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Harvard University.

Made Possible by Our Sponsors

This event is brought to you by the BW MBA Association, the Carmel Boyer School of Business, and our Presenting Sponsors: Carleton McKenna & Co, CBRE, and McDonald Hopkins LLC.

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