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STICERD Morishima Lecture: Awakening the Giant Beast: from pandemic to economic recovery

Cecilia Rouse (Princeton University)

Wednesday 23 June 2021 16:00 - 17:00

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About this event

Cecilia (Ceci) Rouse, the Katzman-Ernst Professor in Economics and Education, and Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University will give this yearís Morishima Lecture.

How does the Biden-Harris Administration evaluate the current state and growth trajectory of the U.S. economy as it emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic? How are the Administrationís plans to expand infrastructure investment and aid to families and children likely to impact the U.S. in the long run? In this lecture, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers Cecilia E. Rouse will offer a rare inside view of U.S. economic policymaking at the beginning of a new presidency. Her lecture will provide a fast-paced tour of the macroeconomic issues confronting the Administration and discuss the role of economists and economic research in U.S. policy debates.

Cecilia E. Rouse is the 30th Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers. Before joining the Administration, she was dean of Princeton University's School of Public and International Affairs, as well as the Lawrence and Shirley Katzman and Lewis and Anna Ernst Professor in the Economics of Education at the university. From 2009 to 2011, Rouse served as a member of President Barack Obama's Council of Economic Advisers and, from 1998 to 1999, worked at the National Economic Council in the Clinton administration as a Special Assistant to the President. Her distinguished academic research has explored a wide array of topics in the economics of education.

STICERD Director Tim Besley, School Professor of Economics of Political Science and W. Arthur Lewis Professor of Development Economics in the Department of Economics at LSE, will chair the event.

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The Morishima lecture series is held in honour of Professor Michio Morishima (1923-2004), Sir John Hicks Professor of Economics at LSE and STICERD's first chairman.