American Economic Challenges Symposium

American Economic Challenges Symposium

Presented by the Juli Plant Grainger Institute for Economic Research and the Department of Economics at UW-Madison

Friday, October 11, 2019

Gordon Commons


Symposium Agenda:

8:30-9:10am            Registration and Continental Breakfast


9:10-9:20am            Dick Davies, Chairman, Economics Advisory Board presenting Opening remarks


9:20-10:20am          Robert Town, Powell Centennial Professor of American Economic Principles, Population Research Center University of Texas-Austin presenting on Health Care

10:35-11:35am        Jan Hatzius, Chief Economist at Goldman Sachs presenting on The Economic Outlook


11:50-12:00pm         Ananth Seshadri, Department Chairman, Todd E. & Elizabeth H. Warnock Distinguished Professor of Economics presenting Welcome and Introduction of Keynote          


12:00-1:15pm           Eric Rosengren, President & CEO at the Federal Reserve Bank of Boston presenting the Keynote Address on Monetary Policy & Interest Rates over lunch


1:30-2:30pm            Rebecca Blank, Chancellor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison presenting on Higher Education and Inequality


2:45-3:45pm            Stephen Roach, Senior Fellow, Yale University’s Jackson Policy Institute & Former Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia presenting on China, Tariffs and World Trade


4:00-4:15pm             Closing Remarks

Pricing tiers for the Economics symposium are as follows:

Economics alumni/general public: $100

Young alumni (5 years or less post-graduation): $75

Parking will be available throughout campus on a limited basis. Please check the campus parking map for availability on the day of the event.

Registration is now open. Reserve your spot here.


Join the UW-Madison Department of Economics and the Economics Advisory Board for a symposium on the UW-Madison campus this fall.

Symposium details can be found below, including information on the schedule of events, registration, parking, and more.


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The American Economic Challenges Symposium was made possible by the Juli Plant Grainger Institute for Economic Research and the Department of Economics at UW-Madison. Thank you!