University of Chicago economists James Heckman, Austan Goolsbee and Michael Greenstone were featured speakers at the 2017 Aspen Ideas Festival. Held June 22-July 1, the Festival gathers thought leaders from around the world to engage in discussion around pressing ideas facing the global community.
Heckman, the Henry Schultz Distinguished Service Professor of Economics, was featured on a panel focused on promoting health and education attainment for children and parents, "ROI that Matters: Investing in Kids and Families to Build a New Economy."
Goolsbee, the Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics in the Booth School of Business, participated in two featured panels, "Deep Dive: Managing Through Disruption," exploring dynamics of the changing global economy, and "Is there a Cure for Slow Growth," to discuss opportunities to kick-start economic performance.
Greenstone, the Milton Friedman Professor in Economics and Director of BFI, addressed global energy challenges, participating in the panel discussion, "Thirty Years of Climate Change: What Will the Next Three Decades Bring?" and giving a featured talk, "Markets Can Solve the Global Energy and Climate Challenge, If we Let Them."