Bentley Business Networks: Ernst & Young
  January 31, 2013 6:30 PM ET
  5 Times Square, New York, NY 10036

"Life After the Fiscal Cliff"
Thursday, January 31, 2013
6:30 p.m.

Ernst & Young
5 Times Square
New York, NY 10036

6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
hors d'oeuvres and drinks provided



Life After the Fiscal Cliff

The budget deficit ceiling crisis begat the “fiscal cliff,” which has resulted in a temporary stay in major changes in federal tax policies and U.S. budgets. What does this temporary fix mean for the U.S. and world economies in both the short and the long term? Join us at the next Bentley Business Network (BBN) event in New York City to hear from Professor Scott Sumner, a distinguished member of the Bentley University Economics faculty, as well as Ernst & Young Partner Keith Nickels.

This discussion will be moderated by Nancy Altobello, Ernst & Young Americas Vice Chair of People. Featured topics will include:

How the press misreported the tax changes for 2013.
How will the tax changes impact recovery?
How will QE3 impact the recovery?
Will inflation stay low? How will interest rates be affected?


Scott Sumner, Professor of Economics
Bentley University

Named one of the Top 100 Global Thinkers by Foreign Policy (tied for 15th with Ben Bernanke), Scott Sumner has been called the “blogger who saved the economy” by Atlantic Magazine and credited by The Economist with causing a “shift in monetary policy” by the Federal Reserve last September. Sumner has been a member of the faculty at Bentley since 1982 and currently serves as a tenured Pro0fessor in the Economics Department.

Keith Nickels, Partner
Ernst & Young

Keith Nickels is a partner in Ernst & Young’s Northeast Area Business Tax Services practice.  He is also a member of Ernst & Young’s Center for Tax Policy.  In his tax policy role, Keith provides services ranging from education and awareness, to monitoring key developments of interest, to modeling the financial impact of potential legislation.   

As a partner in the Business Tax Service practice, Keith leads the Research Credit practice.  As part of this leadership role, Keith provides services related to the research credit, the tax accounting treatment of research and development expenditures under Sections 174 and 59(e) and the tax accounting treatment of software development expenditures. Keith also represents large-case clients at Internal Revenue Service exam and appeals.

Prior to this leadership role, Keith spent eight years in Ernst & Young’s National Tax Department.  He has worked with several large companies on numerous federal tax engagements. Keith has extensive experience with the delivery of federal tax service engagements in industries such as pharmaceuticals, telecommunications, telecommunication equipment, electronics and analytical equipment, consumer products, aerospace and defense, software development, specialty chemical, public utilities, banking, food products, and civil and structural engineering.

Keith received a B.A. in business administration (accounting emphasis) from Grand Valley State University. He is a certified public accountant licensed in the states of New York and Illinois.  Keith is also a member of the AICPA’s Tax Policy Committee.

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