Keynote Speaker

We have an amazing keynote speaker for NSCW 2019! Mr. Jason Bram, is a leading researcher with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. At the Federal Reserve he researches and analyzes market trends in NY, NJ, and CT. At NSCW 2019, he will be discussing the “Economic Forecast: Assessing Trends in the Regional Economy.” This engaging keynote will explore the latest trends in the regional economy and potential impacts on brownfield redevelopments in the northeast. Mr. Bram will also delve into how Opportunity Zones may shape the market and will share the latest updates and outlook from the Federal Reserve.

You are not going to want to miss this keynote presentation which is sure to be engaging and informative.

Jason Bram’s Bio

Mr. Jason Bram, is a leading researcher with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York Regional Analysis Function. At the Federal Reserve he researches and analyzes market trends in NY, NJ, and CT. He participates in various advisory groups for institutions such as New York City’s OMB. He co-directs the NY Fed’s monthly Empire State and Business Leaders surveys, designs topical questions and writes reports on survey results. Mr. Bram has published numerous studies and blog posts on the regional & local economy—economic impact studies on disasters (hurricanes Maria & Sandy, the 9/11 attacks), Puerto Rico’s competitiveness, US Virgin Islands’ economy, NYC’s tech sector, commuting patterns, the role of Wall Street, new media, tourism, etc.—and has written on consumer confidence as a national economic indicator. He also gathers intelligence for and writes the periodic “Beige Book” report on the District’s economy.

Mr. Bram joined the Federal Reserve Bank of New York in 1995, after ten years at the Conference Board as regional and consumer economist. Mr. Bram holds a graduate degree from New York University’s Stern School of Business and a B.A. in economics from Columbia University.