Deloitte – Global Economic Outlook – What may lie ahead for the U.S. and global economies?

Deloitte – Global Economic Outlook – What may lie ahead for the U.S. and global economies?

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. EST

Register Here to view on-demand.

Join business leaders from across the country for a virtual session with Ira Kalish, Deloitte Chief Global Economist. Ira will address current business challenges and the potential impact on the U.S. and global economies, including:

  • How the current crisis has affected the Chinese economy.
  • What we know about its current effects on the US and European economies.
  • The potential financial impact and how central banks and governments are responding.
  • Businesses and how they are being disrupted.
  • How the global economy could rebound when the crisis ends.

We welcome your questions in advance, please submit a question here.


Dr. Ira Kalish
Dr. Ira Kalish
Chief Global Economist
Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited

Dr. Ira Kalish is the Chief Global Economist of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Ltd. He is a specialist in global economic issues as well as the effects of economic, demographic, and social trends on the global business environment. He has written about the economies of Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia, China, Japan, Mexico and South America, and has also written extensively on global consumer markets.

Dr. Kalish is the principal author and editor of Deloitte’s Weekly Global Economic Update. Other publications include the annual Global Powers of Retailing report; China and India: Comparing the World’s Hottest Consumer Markets; China and India: The Reality Beyond the Hype, Budget Deficits: Why All the Fuss, an article in CFO Journal, and Mind The Gap, an article in Deloitte Review on changing income distribution.

Dr. Kalish advises Deloitte clients as well as Deloitte’s leadership on economic issues and their impact on business strategy. He also serves on the BIAC Economic Policy Committee which advises the OECD on macroeconomic policy issues.

Dr. Kalish holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from Vassar College and a PhD in international economics from Johns Hopkins University.


Stacy Janiak
Chief Growth Officer
Deloitte & Touche LLP

As managing partner and chief growth officer, Stacy brings the breadth of Deloitte’s service capabilities and assets to the market to accelerate growth while delivering bold, integrated, digitally agile business solutions and services for Deloitte’s clients. Stacy is also a member of the US Executive Committee, US Management Committee, Global Clients & Industries Member Firm Executive Committee, and Deloitte Global Board of Directors.

For more than 25 years, Stacy has worked side-by-side with clients and held significant leadership roles at the executive, business, industry, and local market levels. Previously, she served as chief client officer and was a member of the US Board of Directors. Stacy has also served as the Assurance and Accounting Advisory Services national managing partner, managing partner for the Chicago office, and US Retail Sector leader. She was recognized in 2018 as a Woman with Impact by the Women’s Business Development Council.

Stacy is a graduate and trustee of DePaul University and a board member of the Boys & Girls Club of Chicago.



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