Fall 2020 CROWE Webinar Series
“Economic Issues in the 2020 Election and Beyond“
featuring prominent economists
Our virtual Fall Webinar Series “Economic Issues in the 2020 Election and Beyond”, featuring prominent economists discussed the key economic issues facing the United States as we head into the 2020 election. Each program featured discussions with the speakers and CROWE staff, and also included a live Q&A session.
The webinar series’ schedule is given below.
Schedule: 2020 Fall Webinar Series
Monday, September 28, 7 pm Central
“ECONOMIC ISSUES IN 2020”
Discussion with Diane Whitmore Schanzenbach, Northwestern University and Lee Ohanian, UCLA
The webinar gave an overview of the key economic issues facing the United States and how would they be impacted by the election. Schanzenbach studies policies aimed at improving the lives of children in poverty, including education, health, and income support policies. Ohanian’s research focuses on economic crises, economic growth, and the impact of public policy on the economy.
Tuesday, October 6, 7 pm Central
“FISCAL POLICY IN THE US IN 2020 AND BEYOND”
Discussion with Brian Riedl, Manhattan Institute
The webinar discussed the federal budget, taxes, and government spending and the fiscal plans of the candidates with Riedl, who has years of experience on Capitol Hill and in think tanks in DC. In addition, Riedl is a UW-Madison economics alum, so we’ll talk about how he went from Madison to DC & his experience in policymaking.
Tuesday, October 13, 7 pm Central
“ECONOMIC POLICY DURING THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION”
Discussion with Casey Mulligan, University of Chicago
The webinar discussed the economic policies of the Trump administration, and prospects for policy for the next four years. Mulligan was the Chief Economist of President Trump’s Council of Economic Advisers and wrote a recent book, “You’re Hired!” about his experience in the White House.
Wednesday, October 21, 7 pm Central
“The Economy in 2020 and Prospects for a Biden Administration”
Discussion with Alan Blinder, Princeton University