Ben Harris: The Debt Limit and Threats to the U.S. Economy
A Discussion on the Debt Limit and Threats to the U.S. Economy
With the Biden administration and congressional Republicans wrangling over the debt ceiling, join us for a better understanding of the nation’s borrowing authority. Ben Harris recently served in the U.S. Treasury Department and has a unique perspective on the work policymakers are faced with to pay the country’s bills and avoid defaulting on debts.
Please join us for a reception from 4:30 to 5:00pm. Ben Harris' presentation will begin at 5:00pm, followed by a Q&A moderated by SIEPR Director Mark Duggan.
About the Speaker:
Ben Harris recently served as Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy and Chief Economist with the U.S. Treasury Department. Prior to joining Treasury, Harris was the executive director of the Kellogg Public-Private Initiative and a research associate professor at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, in addition to serving as the chief economist to the evidence-based policy organization Results for America. Earlier in his career, he served as the chief economist and economic adviser to then-Vice President Joe Biden and held several roles at the Brookings Institution, including policy director of The Hamilton Project, a fellow in the Economic Studies program, and deputy director of the Retirement Security Project.
Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Presentation and Q&A