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Fall 2017 Economic Policy Forum

 Fall 2017

November 15


Cabral Center

Bill Dickens, University Distinguished Professor and Chair, Northeastern University Department of Economics

The Economic Outlook for the United States

Eric S. Rosengren
Boston Fed President and Chief Executive Officer

Speech, video, charts at  https://www.bostonfed.org/news-and-events/speeches/2017/following-a-balanced-approach.aspx

Eric Rosengren became the Boston Fed’s 13th president and chief executive officer on July 23, 2007, after holding senior positions in both the Bank’s economic research and bank supervision functions.

Rosengren has written extensively on macroeconomics, international banking, bank supervision, and risk management, including articles in leading economics and finance journals. Much of Rosengren’s research, analysis, and public speaking have focused on how problems in the financial sector impact the real economy.

He is a director of the United Way of Massachusetts Bay & Merrimack Valley, the chair of Colby College’s Board of Trustees, and a member of the University of Wisconsin's Economics Advisory Board.

Rosengren graduated Colby College with a B.A. in economics and attended the University of Wisconsin, Madison where he earned an M.S. and Ph.D. in economics.

Link to News @ Northeastern article

Wednesday, October 25


Conference Room 378,

140 The Fenway

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Kristin M. Madison, Professor of Law and Health Sciences, Northeastern University

Angela Kilby, Assistant Professor of Economics, Northeastern University

Health Policy in America: What the Future Holds

David M. Cutler,
Harvard College Professor, Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics

David Cutler has developed an impressive record of achievement in both academia and the public sector. He served as Assistant Professor of Economics from 1991 to 1995, was named John L. Loeb Associate Professor of Social Sciences in 1995, and received tenure in 1997. He is currently the Otto Eckstein Professor of Applied Economics in the Department of Economics and was named Harvard College Professor in 2014. Professor Cutler holds secondary appointments at the Kennedy School of Government and the School of Public Health. Professor Cutler was associate dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences for Social Sciences from 2003-2008.

Thursday, September 28


220 Shillman Hall
John Kwoka, Neal F. Finnegan Distinguished Professor of Economics,
Northeastern University

Inequality in America: How Do We Achieve an Economy That Works for All

Jeffrey Frankel, James W. Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Growth, Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government

Jeffrey Frankel directs the program in International Finance and Macroeconomics at the National Bureau of Economic Research, where he is also on the Business Cycle Dating Committee, which officially declares recessions. He served at the Council of Economic Advisers in 1983-84 and 1996-99. As CEA Member appointed by President Clinton, Frankel's responsibilities included international economics, macroeconomics, and the environment. Before moving East, he had been Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, having joined the faculty in 1979. His research interests include international finance, currencies, monetary and fiscal policy, commodities, regional blocs, and global environmental issues. His most cited papers are: “The Endogeneity of the Optimum Currency Area Criteria” (with Rose, 1998) and “Does Trade Cause Growth?” (with Romer, 1999). He was born in San Francisco, graduated from Swarthmore College, and received his Economics PhD from MIT.

Contact:  John Kwoka, j.kwoka@northeastern.edu
Admin:  Kathy Downey, k.downey@northeastern.edu

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