It’s Almost Here… Register Now: Q4 U.S. Economic and Credit Trends Outlook Webinar

There is still time to register for the Q4 U.S. Economic and Credit Trends Outlook webinar from Equifax. This quarterly webinar series is aimed at helping you make more informed decisions, with economic and consumer credit insights from across the U.S.

Join Equifax Thursday, November 16, 2017 at 3:00 pm ET as chief economist Amy Crews Cutts welcomes guest speaker Cristian deRitis, senior director at Moody’s Analytics. During this webinar, Amy and Cristian will present:

U.S. Macroeconomic Overview

In this section, Amy and Cristian will discuss economic forecasts, a brief labor market update and additional high level macro trends impacting the U.S. economy.

U.S. Consumer Credit Trends

Amy’s discussion this quarter will highlight overall trends in consumer credit, as well as brief deep dives into HELOC, mortgage, auto, card and general consumer finance.

Special Report: 2018 U.S. Consumer Credit Forecast

Guest speaker Cristian deRitis from Moody’s Analytics will present key consumer credit expectations for the year ahead.



Amy Crews Cutts, PhD, CBETM
Senior Vice President and Chief Economist

Amy Crews Cutts joined Equifax as Chief Economist in March, 2011.  A recognized industry expert, Cutts brings to her role over 23 years of economic analysis and policy development experience.  As Equifax Chief Economist, she is responsible for analytics and research relating to the consumer wallet – assets, income, credit, and spending along with macroeconomic factors affecting the consumer.  She is also responsible for macroeconomic forecasting and the economic analysis of employment and wage trends, home equity and real property, and small business credit trends.

Often quoted in national print and broadcast media, Cutts has also published numerous studies in academic journals and books on such topics as the economics of subprime lending, the impact of technology on foreclosure prevention, and drivers of strategic mortgage default. In 2015 she won the Pulsenomics® Crystal Ball Award for Outstanding Performance in The Zillow® Home Price Expectations Survey for her forecast accuracy and is a participant in the Wall Street Journal’s Monthly Survey of Leading Economists.

Cristian de Ritis, PhD
Senior Director
Moody’s Analytics

Cristian de Ritis is a senior director at Moody’s Analytics where he conducts economic analysis and develops econometric models for a variety of clients. His regular analysis and commentary on consumer credit, housing and the broader economy appear on the firm’s web site. He is regularly quoted in publications such as the Wall Street Journal for his views on the economy and consumer credit markets.   Dr. de Ritis also gives frequent presentations on the state of the economy and credit markets to a wide variety of audiences.

Before joining the Moody’s Analytics West Chester PA operation, Cristian worked for Fannie Mae and taught at Johns Hopkins University. He received his PhD in economics from Johns Hopkins University for his work on the relationship between income inequality and technological change. He is named on two US patents related to credit modeling techniques.

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