Systematic Risks in Monetary Policy & Global Energy Markets - Michael Orlando

                                                    DABE March Luncheon

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Doors Open at 11:45

Udi’s Box Lunches will be served

RSVP Required by 10 AM Monday, March 17, 2014


Systematic Risks in Monetary Policy and  Global Energy Markets

Michael Orlando,

Principal & Owner Economic Advisors Inc.

Lecturer, Global Energy Management, University of Colorado - Denver

Valuation depends upon a variety of outcomes in financial and political markets.  This month’s DABE luncheon will provide a survey of these systematic risks, with particular attention to monetary policy and global energy markets.  Current examples of these risks are seen in the unprecedented expansion of Monetary Policy that the Federal Reserve has undertaken to provide demand stimulus to the economy in the wake of the Great Recession.  Recently the Fed has begun to wind down its accommodative policy with the start of the QE3 taper, but as Paul Volcker recently said, “it is never popular to take away the punch-bowl or weaken the liquor.”  There is also a risk to overshooting their inflation target if the Fed waits too long to start raising interest rates.  Currently political tensions in Black Sea have risen to levels unseen since the end of the Cold War.  Much of this saber rattling between Russia and the Ukraine is related to natural gas exports and Russia’s desire to have unfettered access to export terminals and pipelines to Europe and beyond.  The unrest now seen in Ukraine and in Venezuela may become more commonplace as energy markets become increasingly global and less regional.

Michael Orlando is uniquely qualified to examine both of these situations as he began his career in reservoir engineering, environmental engineering, and project valuation for oil and gas exploration and development projects in the Gulf of Mexico before moving on to serve as a Research Economist in the Federal Reserve System and then as the VP and Branch Executive of the Fed’s Denver Branch.  Michael is currently a teacher of economics and finance, lecturing on valuation and capital structure in the University of Colorado Denver’s Global Energy Management Program, and offering an energy business survey course through Coursera.org.  Michael earned his Ph.D. and M.A in Economics from Washington University in St. Louis, an MBA from Tulane University and a B.S. in Petroleum & Natural Gas Engineering from Penn State University.

DABE Luncheon Information   
Reservations required.
 Prepayment via PayPal is encouraged and lunch is guaranteed if you RSVP! Please RSVP by 10am two days prior to the luncheon.

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Members ($15)  Non-Members ($20)
Student Members ($10)  Student Non-Members ($15)

Udi’s box lunches will be served.


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  • John D.

    Wish I could be there. Good choice on topic.

    March 18, 2014

  • James C.

    I'd love to, but scheduling conflict.

    March 13, 2014

  • Dianne G.

    I couldn't tell the system took my reservation or not. Please include me on the list. Thank you!

    March 10, 2014

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