Becker Friedman Institute
for Research in Economics
The University of Chicago

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Roundtable Discussion with Former U.S. Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers

October 18, 2017

12:00pm 1:00pm

The Logan Center Performance Hall, 915 E. 60th Street, Chicago, IL

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 may be found here.

Photos from the event may be found here.

Oct. 18 Moderated Discussion with Lawrence H. Summers

October 18, 2017 - 12:00pm 1:00pm