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A Conversation with Austan Goolsbee & Kevin Hassett

Associates Meeting on the Economic Policies of the Presidential Candidates

Event Details:

Tuesday, September 15, 2020
12:00pm - 1:00pm PDT


Live Virtual Event

This event is open to:

General Public
Austan Goolsbee and Kevin Hassett

The Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research invites you to join us for a virtual associates meeting with Austan Goolsbee and Kevin Hassett on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 12:00pm PT. Kevin and Austan will be discussing the economic policies of President Trump and former Vice President Biden. This presentation and discussion will be moderated by Gopi Shah Goda, Deputy Director and Senior Fellow at SIEPR. 


About the speakers

Austan Goolsbee is the Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago's Booth School of Business

He previously served in Washington as the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and a member of the President's cabinet. His research has earned him recognition as a Fulbright Scholar and an Alfred P. Sloan fellow. In prior years he was named one of the 100 Global Leaders for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum, and one of the six "Gurus of the Future" by the Financial Times. His ability to explain economics clearly has made Goolsbee popular in the media. Jon Stewart describes him as "Eliot Ness meets Milton Friedman" and he has twice been named as a "star" professor by BusinessWeek's "Guide to the Best Business Schools."

Goolsbee serves on the Economic Advisory Panel to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and has previously served on the Panel of Economic Advisors to the Congressional Budget Office, the U.S. Census Advisory Commission and as a special consultant for Internet Policy to the Antitrust Division of the Department of Justice.

Kevin Hassett is currently Vice President and Managing Director of The Lindsey Group, a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Hoover Institution and a CNN Economics Commentator.

Kevin was senior advisor to President Trump and also the 29th Chairman of the White House's Council of Economic Advisers. He previously served as research director at the American Enterprise Institute, as a senior economist at the Federal Reserve, and as a faculty member at Columbia University. Hassett was a senior adviser on Mitt Romney’s 2012 campaign, and prior to that served as John McCain's chief economic adviser in the 2000 presidential primaries and an economic adviser to the campaigns of George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election and McCain in the presidential election of 2008.

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