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Is 3% Growth Possible?

The Hon. Lawrence H. Summers Discusses Economic Policies

To Raise Living Standards for All Americans

Lawrence H. Summers, the Charles W. Eliot University Professor of Economics at Harvard University, has had one of the most distinguished careers in history at the intersection of academia and public service. A former World Bank Chief Economist, U.S. Treasury Secretary (Clinton), Harvard University President, and Director of the White House National Economic Council (Obama), he is a leading voice on economic policy for decision-makers around the globe.

On October 18th, the Becker Friedman Institute (BFI) hosted a roundtable discussion with Secretary Summers on the economic outlook in the United States, and policies to raise the living standards of all Americans. As part of the roundtable we posed the question, “Is 3% growth possible?”

University of Chicago President Robert J. Zimmer opened the program with welcoming remarks. Michael Greenstone, the Milton Friedman Professor in Economics and Director of BFI, moderated the roundtable discussion.

Video from the event can be found here.

Photos from the event can be found here.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Welcome and Introductions
Robert J. Zimmer, University Chancellor, Office of the President
Roundtable Discussion
The Hon. Lawrence H. Summers, Harvard University
Michael Greenstone, The Milton Friedman Distinguished Service Professor in Economics and the College, the Kenneth C. Griffin Department of Economics and Harris Public Policy; Director of the Becker Friedman Institute; Director of the Energy Policy Institute at Chicago (EPIC)
Audience Q&A