Samantha Kappagoda, Chief Economist of Risk Economics, was invited to speak on a panel sponsored by the Council for Economic Education (CEE) entitled Vantage Point: Growing Companies, Growing Women Leaders. The other panelists were:
- Lisa Gersh, Chief Executive Officer, Goop
- Mellody Hobson, President, Ariel Investments
- Barbara Novick, Vice-Chair and Co-Founder, BlackRock
As Lead for the Risk Economics macroeconomic and portfolio strategy advisory practice, Samantha Kappagoda provides bespoke advisory services as well as research and development (R&D) of rigorous analytics with applications to large-scale, real-world modeling and surveillance of global macroeconomic trends, socioeconomic and demographic conditions, and geopolitical events. Her areas of expertise include currency, fixed income, commodity and capital markets activity, as well as business cycle dynamics, econometric time-series and longitudinal analyses of consumer behavior, labor markets, wealth and income distribution, housing, population and immigration, political risk and international trade, resource allocation, environment, health, aging and retirement.
Samantha Kappagoda is also Co-Lead Investigator at RiskEcon® Lab for Decision Metrics, established in 2011 at Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences NYU, in order to apply a range of computational methods to analyze commercial, consumer and population-related societal trends. She is also Visiting Scholar at Courant Institute, and associated with the Social Media and Political Participation Lab (SMaPP) NYU, an interdisciplinary collaboration that investigates the relationships between social media and political behavior.
CEE is the leading organization in the United States that focuses on the economic and financial education of students from kindergarten through high school, and they have been doing so for over 65 years. They do this by educating the educators: providing the curriculum tools, the pedagogical support, and the community of peers that instruct, inspire, and guide. All resources and programs are developed by educators and delivered by CEE’s national network of affiliates, with over 240 across the country, in addition to online content.