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When: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
Where: The Boat House at Confluence Park
679 W. Spring Street
Columbus, Ohio  43215
United States

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US and Global Economic Outlook

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PNC's senior economist will discuss the outlook for the regional, national and global economy, including:

  • Growing inflation
  • Interest and exchange rates
  • The tax cut
  • Trade negotiations
  • Geo-political risks


William Adams

Vice President and Senior International Economist
The PNC Financial Services

William (Bill) Adams is vice president and senior international economist for The PNC Financial Services Group. His responsibilities include forecasting economic conditions and exchange rates, covering emerging Asia, the Eurozone, Canada and Latin America. Adams serves as the principal spokesperson on global economic issues for PNC, and frequently presents to PNC clients on the international economic outlook.

Adams joined PNC in July 2011 after serving as resident economist for The Conference Board China Center from 2009 to 2011. In that position he served as spokesman on the Chinese business cycle and was a designer of The Conference Board Leading Economic Index for China®, a widely-followed, market-moving economic indicator. Adams lived in China for five years and is fluent in Mandarin Chinese. In March 2015, he was named vice president.

He is a member of the Economics Advisory Council of the Duquesne University Palumbo Donahue School of Business, is an advisory board member and center associate of the University of Pittsburgh Asian Studies Center, and was a 2014 American Council on Germany Young Leader. He serves on the board of directors of the Economic Club of Pittsburgh – the local chapter of National Association of Business Economics (NABE).

Adams is co-author with Damien Ma of In Line Behind a Billion People: How Scarcity Will Define China's Ascent in the Next Decade, published in 2013 by the Financial Times Press, and translated into Chinese in 2014 by Gusa Publishing (Taiwan).

Adams holds a Master's Degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and is a graduate of Harvard College.

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