“Fiscal Policymaking in the Obama White House: Reasoning, Results, and Challenges Going Forward”
4:45 p.m., Wednesday, November 17, Vollum lecture hall
As chair of the Council of Economic Advisers (January 2009–September 2010), Christina Romer was one of the four economics principals who met with President Obama daily to design and guide the administration’s response to the Great Recession. She played a key role in macroeconomic policy, the rescue and reform of the financial system, health care reform, and budget policy. She was also a primary spokesperson on the economy for the administration, appearing frequently on the evening news, in the financial press, and on the Sunday morning news programs. An expert in economic history and macroeconomics, Romer is a leading scholar on the causes of the Great Depression and the impact of monetary and fiscal policy. She also is the recipient of numerous awards for her scholarship and teaching, including the prestigious Presidential Young Investigator Award from the National Science Foundation, a Simon P. Guggenheim fellowship, membership in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Distinguished Teaching Award at the University of California, Berkeley. The lecture will be followed by a Q&A session.
Sponsored by the Walter Krause Economics Lecture Fund and the economics department.