In his talk, Richard Clarida – Lowell Harriss Professor of Economics at Columbia University and a former Assistant Secretary of the United States Treasury – will survey and assess today’s political, financial, and economic landscape from the perspective of our nation’s first Treasury Secretary, Alexander Hamilton.
Although so much has changed in the 250 years since Alexander Hamilton made his mark as one of our most innovative and influential founding fathers, there is a great deal about today’s Washington and Wall Street that he would immediately recognize, much of which he would likely bemoan, but some of which he would surely take great pride in creating. At the conclusion of Professor’s Clarida’s talk, there will be ample time for a lively question and answer session.
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Program for Economic Research
The Program for Economic Research (PER) was formed to enhance and to develop resources to support the research and teaching mission of the Department of Economics at Columbia University. The Program organizes conferences, symposia, and public programming, and it conducts outreach to foster an interchange of ideas between the economics faculty and the business and policy worlds.