January 10, 2018 Matthew Luzzetti

Join Us For Lunch with Matthew Luzzetti

 Presented by CFA Society Austin  and CAIA

Topic 2018 Economic Outlook
Date Wednesday January 10, 2018
Time 11:30am – 1:00pm
Location UT Club

2108 Robert Dedman Dr

Austin, TX 78712

Speaker Matthew Luzzetti, Senior Economist, Deutsche Bank

2018 Economic Outlook

Discussion Points:

US economy: Solid growth to continue

– Growth drivers are broadening: capex and trade adding to consumer spending

– Expectations from a tax cut

Fed: Four rate hikes in 2018

– Inflation is key question. What are the expectations for inflation

– With inflation rising toward target and unemployment falling sharply,  the implications for Fed rate hikes

– Turnover within the Fed:  Powell as Chair and potential hawkish shift in regional Fed voters

Global outlook

– Faster, more synchronized growth in 2017 and 2018

– Past peak central bank easing: Fed hiking, ECB tapering, hawkish shift by other CBs

Matthew Luzzetti

Senior Economist

Deutsche Bank

Matthew Luzzetti is a Senior Economist in Deutsche Bank’s US Economics team in New York. He was previously an economist in DB’s Office of the Chief Economist in London. Matthew’s research focuses primarily on the US economy and Fed policy, where he regularly contributes to DB’s global economics publications. His research has also appeared in several books on economic policy and in a top macroeconomics journal.


Matthew holds a Ph.D. in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles. While at UCLA, he worked at the U.S. Department of the Treasury in the Office of Financial Research. Prior to graduate school, he spent two years as a research analyst in the macroeconomics department at the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia.


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