FRI. | 03 09 07 | 8:30AM-12PM | IS THE SKY FALLING? CHALLENGING THE CONVENTIONAL ECONOMIC WISDOM PANEL AT THE NEW SCHOOL
Conventional wisdom suggests that the deficits are too high, personal savings rates too low, federal government spending is out of control, and too much of our debt is held by foreign governments. But do we know with any confidence when these imbalances become unsustainable? Do we have a realistic estimate of the true ‘tipping points’ or has a Chicken Little way of thinking clouded our view of America’s economic prospects? Will the popular remedies, such as cutting federal spending and trade protection, do more harm than good?
New School president Bob Kerrey and a group of prominent economists, business people, and policy shapers examine the conventional wisdom and discuss policies to enhance America’s economic prospects.
Current participants include:
• Brad DeLong, Professor of Economics, University of California at Berkeley
• Robert Hormats, Vice Chairman, Goldman Sachs International and Managing Director, Goldman Sachs & Co.
• Larry Kudlow, host of CNBC’s "Kudlow & Company"
• Bernard Schwartz, Chairman and CEO of BLS Investments, LLC and Retired Chairman and CEO, Loral Space & Communications
• Dr. Robert J. Shapiro, Chairman, Sonecon, LLC and former Under Secretary of Commerce
• Robert Solow, Institute Professor Emeritus of Economics, MIT and Nobel Prize Winner
Theresa Lang Student Center
55 West 13 Street (bet. 5th and 6th Ave.)
New York, NY
Free and open to the public. Reservations are required. For more information or to RSVP: call (212) 229-5901 x4911 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
This panel discussion is presented by The New School and the Bernard Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis