Speakers

Greg Ip

Greg Ip

Chief Economics Commentator, Wall Street Journal

Greg Ip is chief economics commentator for The Wall Street Journal. He writes about U.S. and global economic developments and policy in the weekly Capital Account column and on Real Time Economics, the Wall Street Journal’s economics blog. From 2008 to January, 2015, he was U.S. economics editor for The Economist, based in Washington, D.C. From 1996 to 2008, he was a reporter for The Wall Street Journal in New York and Washington, D.C. Greg comments regularly on television and radio, including CNBC, National Public Radio, and the PBS Newshour. Greg has won or shared in several prizes for journalism. He was part of a team that was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for coverage of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. In 2005 he was recognized by the World Leadership Forum for a series of articles on the legacy of Alan Greenspan. In 2008 he was part of a team recognized by the Scripps Howard Foundation for coverage of the mortgage and housing crisis. In 2016 he was part of a team recognized by the National Press Club for a series of articles on global demographics. He is the author of “The Little Book of Economics: How the Economy Works in the Real World” (Wiley, 2010) and “Foolproof: Why Safety Can Be Dangerous and How Danger Makes Us Safe,” (Little, Brown, 2015). A native of Canada, Mr. Ip received a bachelor’s degree in economics and journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario.

Nick Merritt

Nick Merritt

Program Director, FISD

Nick joined FISD in May 2007 and works with members focused on anti-piracy of market data, data provider contract licenses and policies as well as communication among participants in the market data industry. In addition, he serves as the primary point of contact for the Data Vendor Constituent Group and the Index Forum Group. Prior to joining FISD Nick was employed with the American Bankers Association from 2002-2007 and with The NASDAQ Stock Market from 1987 – 2001 where he served as Senior Director Issuer Services. Nick holds a BA from The University of Mississippi and an MBA from The George Washington University.

Ryan Sweet

Ryan Sweet

Senior Director - Economic Research, Moody's Analytics

Ryan Sweet is director of real-time economics at Moody's Analytics. He is also editor-in-chief of Economic View, to which he regularly contributes, and a member of the U.S. macroeconomics team in West Chester PA. His areas of specialization include U.S. macro, monetary policy, and forecasting high-frequency economic indicators. He is among the most accurate high-frequency forecasters of the U.S. economy, according to MarketWatch and Bloomberg.
Mr. Sweet is editor-in-chief of and a regular contributor to Economic View, where his analysis of global economic and financial market developments is posted throughout the business day. His research interests include macroeconomics, monetary policy, labor markets and financial markets.
Mr. Sweet gives regular talks on the U.S. and global economic outlook and is frequently cited in international, national, and regional media outlets. He has appeared on MSNBC, Fox Business, Bloomberg TV and Nightly Business Report and various other national networks and news programs. He has also appeared on Bloomberg radio, WSJ radio and public radio's Marketplace.
Mr. Sweet is also an adjunct professor in the Economics and Finance Department at West Chester University of Pennsylvania and was recognized by the Honors College as an outstanding faculty member.
He received his master's degree in economics from the University of Delaware and his bachelor's degree in economics from Washington College.