Rossel discusses America’s current and future role in the global economy, factors responsible for recessions, how Washington influences Wall Street and the markets, and the specific forecast for the U.S. economy over the course of the next 18-24 months. She is also well-versed in the stock market, investor behavior, consumer confidence, and what accountable capitalism looks like in 2019 and beyond. With a knack for making complex topics more digestible, Rossell’s authentic, high-energy talks deliver a stimulating and often optimistic economic outlook, providing an insider’s perspective on key factors of economic disruption. Her creative, thought-provoking commentary will ring in the audience members' ears well after she leaves the stage.
Prior to her career in broadcast journalism, Marci served as Corporate Economist and Investment Spokesperson for OppenheimerFunds, one of the nation’s largest mutual fund companies. Her success in the private sector led to her economic commentary being revered and ultimately her appointments on nationally syndicated talk shows. Before moving to Wall Street, she was an expert witness for Deloitte & Touche in court cases involving economic issues. Marci began her career as an economist with the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
Marci earned a Ph.D. in Economics from Southern Methodist University, where she was named one of the Young Alumni of the Year in 2002. She brings a world of experience — from Main Street to Wall Street — when discussing the U.S. economy, international events, and movements in capital markets.
- Economic Forecast
- The Economic Impact of Seismic Surprises.
In this talk, Dr. Marci Rossell separates fact from fiction the potential impact businesses can expect from coronavirus (COVID-19). She analyzes past events (think SARS and MERS epidemics) to predict the economic effects, such as postponed spending and a decreased value of retirement savings. But according to Marci, “it’s important to keep in mind that all these effects are temporary, a matter of weeks perhaps.”
She highlights that this outbreak is symptomatic of a larger trend: that businesses today face a variety of seismic surprises. Cyberterrorism, environmental disasters, swings in the regulatory regime, and, yes, epidemics like COVID-19 can all impact interest rates, yield curve, and profitability of financial institutions – and Marci shares her expert insights on how business can plan for unforeseen events today and in the future.
- Post-Recession Global Growth
Join Dr. Marci Rossell as she explains what has caused a dismal post-Recession global growth, which major players are driving (or slowing) economic growth on a large scale, and where the next major expansion is being driven. With the global economy at a pivot point, she looks at the implications of China and India’s new roles on the world stage, the rise of Millennials, and the emergence of cheap energy, among other factors.
- The New Corporate Citizen: Social Responsibility, Business Ethics, and Accountable Capitalism
Can capitalism survive the 21st century? With this talk, Dr. Rossell looks at the shortcomings of the current economic system as well as the rapid growth of movements that challenge a capitalism worldview. She considers who is to responsible for the growing public distrust of economic institutions as well as how financial crises can be prevented in the future.
- The Stock Market, the Investor, and the Media
A prior Wall Street economist and the former CNBC Chief Economist and co-host of Squawk Box, Dr. Marci Rossell is uniquely positioned to discuss the ins and outs of the media’s relationship with the economy. In her forward-looking talk, Dr. Rossell pulls back the curtain on the way public figures and journalism influence buying power, investor behavior, and consumer confidence and offers a preview of what’s to come in our increasingly social-media-reliant world.