Event Detail

The Global Economy in the Trump Era (Ended)

Date, Time, and Location:
Tuesday, April 04, 2017 (add this event to your Outlook Calendar)
5:30 - 7:15 pm
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Conference Center, 130 East Randolph Street, First Floor Chicago, IL  60601   (Driving Directions)

Chicago Council and CFA Chicago

Presented By: The Chicago Council on Global Affairs and CFA Society Chicago

Simon Johnson - Ronald A. Kurtz Professor of Entrepreneurship, Professor of Global Economics and Management, MIT Sloan School of Management

Program Description:
The US economy seems exuberant-market indices are reaching new heights, labor markets remain strong, and the Federal Reserve might raise interest rates soon. Abroad, economic bright spots are appearing in Japan, Europe, and elsewhere. Yet global uncertainty remains high-especially given the possible economic implications of the broad policy shifts signaled by the new US administration. According to IMF director Christine Lagarde, a global 'race to the bottom' in taxes, trade, or financial regulation would be a 'black swan' with devastating economic consequences. What does the future hold for the US and the global economy in the era of Donald Trump?

CFA Society Chicago Members: $10 (Use promotional code ECONOMY at check out)
Nonmembers: $20
President's Circle, Corporate, Sponsor, Donor, and Student Members complimentary

Attire: Business Attire

Registration: Online with Chicago Council - CFA Society Chicago members use promotional code ECONOMY at check out. Please note you will need to create an account with Chicago Council of Global Affairs in order to register for this event. Create New Account

5:30 pm: Registration and cash bar reception
6:00 pm: Discussion & Q&A
7:15 pm: Adjournment


Simon Johnson is the Ronald A. Kurtz Professor of Entrepreneurship and professor of global economics and management at the MIT Sloan School of Management, where he is also the head of the Global Economics and Management group, a member of the Executive Personnel Committee, and chair of the Sloan Fellows MBA Program Committee. Johnson is a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, a cofounder of BaselineScenario.com, and a member of the FDIC's Systemic Resolution Advisory Committee and of the private sector Systemic Risk Council. In July 2014, Johnson joined the Financial Research Advisory Committee of the US Treasury's Office of Financial Research (OFR); he chairs the recently formed Global Vulnerabilities Working Group. He previously served as chief economist and director of the Research Department at the International Monetary Fund, and as a member of the Congressional Budget Office's Panel of Economic Advisers. Johnson was named a Main Street Hero by the Independent Community Bankers of America in 2013 and the Washington Examiner placed him at #11 on their list of New Voices for 2015. He has published several books and more than 300 high impact pieces in The New York Times, Bloomberg, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, Atlantic, New Republic, BusinessWeek, Huffington Post, Financial Times, and Project Syndicate. He holds a BA from the University of Oxford, an MA from the University of Manchester, and a PhD from MIT.

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