Dana Peterson

Chief Economist & Center Leader, Economy, Strategy & Finance

The Conference Board


Dana Peterson is the Chief Economist & Center Leader, Economy, Strategy & Finance at The Conference Board. Peterson joins The Conference Board from Citi, where for many years she served as the company’s North America Economist and currently serves as its Global Economist. Her wealth of experience extends to the public sector, having also worked at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C.
Dana’s wide-ranging economics portfolio includes analyzing global economic themes having direct financial market implications, including monetary policy; fiscal and trade policy; debt; taxation; ESG; and demographics. Her work also examines myriad US themes leveraging granular data. In addition, Dana conducts multi-asset research and writes publications with other Citi research teams – both US and global – including strategists covering rates, equities, credit, foreign exchange, commodities, political analysis, and asset allocation.
Peterson's research has been featured by US and international news outlets, both in print and broadcast. Publications and networks include CNBC, FOX Business, Bloomberg, Thomson-Reuters, the Financial Times, and the Wall Street Journal. She is rising 1st Vice Chair of the New York Association for Business Economics (NYABE), and a member of the Women’s Bond Club.
She received an undergraduate degree in Economics from Wesleyan University and a Master of Science degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.


This podcast was recorded on November 5, before most news organisations called the US presidential election for Joe Biden, and before Biden himself claimed victory.

November 05, 2020

11am EST / 4pm GMT / 17h CET


This session will run twice with different speakers - at 4:00 am ET (9:00 am GMT) and again at 11:00 am ET (4:00 pm GMT).

October 15, 2020

4pm UK / 5pm CEST


The COVID-19 pandemic has triggered a boom in digital payments globally. New players are competing with established financial institutions. The efficiency and accessibility of digital wallets threatens to make conventional credit and debit cards obsolete. The future of fiat money itself is in jeopardy due to the emergence of cryptocurrencies and blockchain. Yet cybersecurity lags far behind the adoption of new digital tools.   

October 01, 2020

11am EDT / 4pm UK / 17h CEDT