The first public event of Washington University’s Livable Lives Initiative will highlight policy responses to employment and unemployment. Christina Romer, Former Chair of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors, will be the keynote speaker.
The event on April 12, 2011 will feature a lecture, “Unemployment, Underemployment, and Policy Responses,” followed by a panel discussion.
Christina Romer, Former Chair of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisors and Class of 1957-Garff B. Wilson Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley
Steven Fazzari, Professor of Economics and Associate Director, Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government & Public Policy, Washington University
Michael Sherraden, Benjamin E. Youngdahl Professor of Social Development and Director, Center for Social Development, George Warren Brown School of Social Work, Washington University
Marion Crain, Wiley B. Rutledge Professor of Law and Director, Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Work & Social Capital, Washington University School of Law
William Emmons, Research Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Adjunct Professor of Finance, Olin Business School, Washington University
The event, which is open to the public, will be held April 12, 2011, 3-5:30 pm, in Anheuser-Busch Hall’s Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom (no. 310). A reception will follow in the Crowder Courtyard.
The Livable Lives Initiative, a university-wide initiative led by the Center for Social Development (CSD), investigates what social conditions and policy supports can make life with a low or moderate income stable, secure, satisfying, and successful. This Livable Lives event is co-sponsored by CSD; Center for the Interdisciplinary Study of Work & Social Capital; Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy; Center for New Institutional Social Sciences; and the George Warren Brown School of Social Work’s Youngdahl Lecture Series.