Neal Soss on the Future of the Global Economy

The world economies seem to be recovering from the financial crisis of 2008, but where are they headed? What opportunities will there be? What challenges will be faced by policy makers? What new forces are at work that we haven’t faced before? Unlike past recoveries we are confronted with unique challenges. In fact three big trends are interacting in ways that will impact all economies. Potential GDP growth rates are slowing in most large economies, populations of large nations with big GDPs are aging and the economic wellbeing of everyone is being impacted by inequality of income and wealth. Join us to understand these issues better and what policy challenges our leaders will have to address. Get a grip on what it means to you, your country, and those around you as Neal Soss, Vice Chairman of Research at Credit Suisse, explores how aspects of these dynamics will impact us all.

April 29, 2014 | Uris Hall, Room 411

Book Talk with Glenn Hubbard

Glenn Hubbard’s recent book, Balance, chronicles the decline of great nations. From Rome to Spain to Japan, policy mistakes on currencies, immigration, regulation, government oversight and intervention and other key issues, have had devastating impacts on nations and their people. What are our policy makers doing right and wrong? What are they avoiding that they should be doing? What are the implications for the future? This lecture will look at current policies and policy decisions our leaders should be making.

Moderated by Ned Phelps.

February 26, 2014 | Uris Hall

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Discussion with Laurence Fink, CEO of BlackRock, Inc.

Mr. Fink has led the firm since its founding in 1988, keeping client-centric solutions and innovation at the forefront of his leadership. He heads the Global Executive Committee, which sets the strategic direction of the company and works across businesses to ensure BlackRock is prepared to solve clients’ most critical investment challenges. Mr. Fink is frequently sought after by government leaders, policy makers and some of the world’s largest organizations for guidance on how to navigate the increasing complexities of the global financial markets. He is actively involved in discussing major public policy issues and represents the investor perspective in ongoing financial reforms.

Mr. Fink was named “CEO of the Decade” by Financial News in 2011 and has been named one of the “World’s Best CEOs” by Barron’s for seven consecutive years.

November 19, 2013 | Uris Hall, Room 301

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