David Altig Keynotes Annual Mayors’ Breakfast


David E. Altig is executive vice president and director of research at the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta. In addition to advising the Bank president on monetary policy and related matters, Altig oversees the Bank’s regional executives, the Bank’s research department, and the district’s Community and Economic Development function. He also serves as a member of the Bank’s management and discount committees.

Altig also serves as an adjunct professor of economics in the Booth School of Business at the University of Chicago, where he was the recipient of the 2010 Einhorn award for excellence in executive MBA teaching.

Altig was an employee of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland prior to joining the Atlanta Fed in 2007. He joined the Cleveland Fed in 1991 as an economist and was promoted to associate director of research in 1997. Before moving to Cleveland Dr. Altig was a faculty member in the department of business economics and public policy at Indiana University. He also has lectured at Ohio State University, Brown University, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland State University, Duke University, John Carroll University, Kent State University, the University of Iowa and the Chinese Executive MBA program sponsored by the University of Minnesota and Lingnan College of Sun Yat-Sen University.

Altig’s research is primarily focused on monetary and fiscal policy issues. His articles have appeared in a variety of journals and he has served as editor for several conference volumes on a wide range of macroeconomic and monetary-economic topics.

Altig was born in Springfield, Ill., and graduated from the University of Iowa with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. He earned his master’s and doctoral degrees in economics from Brown University.

He and his wife Pam have four children and six grandchildren.

Bio provided by Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta 


Bank of America Merrill Lynch and the Chattanooga Area Chamber of Commerce present the 2017 Annual Mayors’ Business Breakfast Wednesday, Jan. 18 from 7:30 to 9 a.m. at the Chattanooga Convention Center.

Mayors Berke and Coppinger will give economic updates in addition to Altig's keynote.

Click here to register and for ticketing information. Individual tickets for Chamber members are $15 until Jan. 3, and $20 until the Jan. 11 registration deadline.

For more information on this event, call 423.763.4357 or email [email protected].

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