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ECONOMIC UPDATE, Presented by Visa



Michael Brown, Principal U.S. Economist, Business and Economic Insights, Visa Inc.


The deep recession that began in March resulted in severe disruptions to economic activity and dramatically reduced the number of Americans working. Now, the focus is shifting to the recovery and how to navigate the next few months as COVID cases continue to surge as we enter the winter flu season. Unprecedented fiscal and monetary policy have helped to ease some of the economic pain, but questions remain over the effects on the economic outlook and payment industry. Join Visa for a deep dive on the economic outlook and recovery and what that could mean for your business and consumers.


  1. Economic Update – The outlook through 2022 focusing on key macroeconomic variables influencing the consumer landscape and the payments industry more broadly, as well as the recovery in consumer spending and income, the labor market, the housing market, and risks to the economic outlook.
  2. Key Consumer Trends – Key insights into the latest consumer attitude and behavior trends, with implications for issuer and merchant partner in this challenging environment.
  3. Bankcard Industry Forecasts – A review of key business drivers to determine forecasts through 2022.


  1. Gain insight into the key risks to the U.S. economic outlook. 
  2. Learn about how this recession and recovery brought on by the pandemic compares to prior recessions, and how that will impact recovery.
  3. See how recovery among small business is measuring up to overall economic recovery.

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Michael Brown

Principal U.S. Economist, Business and Economic Insights, Visa Inc.

As Principal U.S. Economist, Michael Brown closely monitors trends in the U.S. economy and leverages economic and payment industry data to explain the impact of these trends for company and client executives, as well as government leaders. Before joining Visa in 2018, Michael was vice president and economist for the Wells Fargo Economics Group, where he was responsible for coordinating the team’s U.S. macroeconomic forecast. Michael earned his B.S. in business economics and his master’s degree in economics from the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas Michael is a member of the National Association of Business Economics and the American Economic Association.


12/09/2020 at 2:00 PM (EST)  |  60 minutes
12/09/2020 at 2:00 PM (EST)  |  60 minutes