Lyons Economic Forecast

Launched in 2006 to better inform Lyons Companies employees about the effect economic conditions have on client businesses and the insurance industry, the Economic Forecast has since aligned with the University of Delaware’s Center for Economic Education and Entrepreneurship, broadening its audience to include regional business and financial leaders, educators, and university students. This annual event hosts three speakers representing the Federal Reserve Bank, business community, and financial industry.

Speakers make individual presentations, followed by a panel discussion addressing current economic conditions, trends and policy implications. 

This event attracts national media attention and has been used as a forum to make important policy announcements.

2020 Economic Forecast

Monday, February 10, 2020


Patrick T. Harker, President and Chief Executive Officer
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Michael K. Farr, CEO and Founder
Farr, Miller & Washington, LLC

Tracey W. Laws, Esq., Senior Vice President and General Counsel
Chubb’s Global Government & Industry Affairs

Nick Timiraos, chief economic correspondent for The Wall Street Journal will moderate.


There is no cost to attend, but registration is required:

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Follow #EconomicForecast for news and conversation about the event.

Past Speakers

Economic Forecast speakers provide a balanced representation of regulators, policy makers, forecasters, industry and media representatives. Past speakers include:


Michael K. Farr, President Farr Miller & Washington, LLC and contributor to CNBC, CNN, Bloomberg, Reuters, and the Nightly Business Report.


Patrick Harker, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia


James Bullard, former President, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis


Joan Woodward, Executive Vice President, Public Policy, The Travelers Insurance Companies


Jay Bryson, Ph.D., Managing Director, Global Economist, Wells Fargo


H. Lawrence Culp, Jr., President and Chief Executive Officer, Danaher Corporation


Jon Hilsenrath, Chief Economic Correspondent, Wall Street Journal


Knight A. Kiplinger, Kiplinger Washington Editors, Inc.


Jeffrey Lacker, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond


David Malpass, President, Encima Global and former Chief Global Economist, Bear Stearns


Don Nickles, former U.S. Senator, Oklahoma


Charles Plosser, former President, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia


Nancy Wentzler, Deputy Comptroller for Global Banking and Financial Analysis, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency


James B. O’Neill, president, Delaware Council on Economic Education


Robert L. Stickels, former Sussex County Administrator


Michael G. Oxley, of Counsel, BakerHostetler LLP