On Oct 26, 2017, the CCCF Fellows along with undergraduate and graduate students at the Heller College of Business attended a Professional Lecture series: Economic Outlook given by William Strauss, Senior Economist and Advisor, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
William Strauss is responsible for analyzing the current performance of both the Midwest economy and the manufacturing sector for use in monetary policy. He produces the monthly Chicago Fed Midwest Manufacturing Index and organizes the bank's Economic and Automotive Outlook symposiums. Strauss earned a B.A. in economics and geography from the State University of New York at Buffalo and an M.A. in economics from Northwestern University. He currently teaches at DePaul University Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and at the University of Chicago Graham School of Continuing Liberal and Professional Studies.