What should we do to promote economic opportunity and prosperity?

What should we do to promote economic opportunity and prosperity?

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Tony and Lucille Weasler Auditorium

1506 West Wisconsin Avenue

Milwaukee, WI 53233

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A civic dialogue with Betsey Stevenson (Professor, University of Michigan) and Michael Strain (Director of Economic Policy Studies, AEI)

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The pandemic laid bare several hidden truths about the U.S. labor market, raising questions and challenges for policymakers. As the economy recovers, who is getting left behind and why? How do we best prepare young people for tomorrow's economy? What is driving inflation? The Marquette Civic Dialogues Program is thrilled to invite two influential voices in these policy debates to our campus. Join us for this lively discussion!

Light lunch provided

Betsey Stevenson is a professor of public policy and economics at the University of Michigan. She served as a member of the Council of Economic Advisers from 2013 to 2015 where she advised President Obama on social policy, labor market, and trade issues. She served as the chief economist of the U.S. Department of Labor from 2010 to 2011, advising the Secretary of Labor on labor policy and participating as the secretary's deputy to the White House economic team.

Michael R. Strain is the director of Economic Policy Studies, and the Arthur F. Burns Scholar in Political Economy at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he oversees the Institute’s work in economic policy, financial markets, international trade and finance, tax and budget policy, welfare economics, health care policy, and related areas. He earned his B.A. in Economics from Marquette University in 2004.

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