|OEA: The US Economic Outlook: Upside and Risks|
The U. S. Economic Outlook: Upside and Risks
Stanley G. Harris Professor
Optimists tell us that in the years ahead, the development of new technological innovations will accelerate. These technologies will both improve our lives and drive economic growth. Robert Gordon, author of “The Rise and Fall of American Growth”, argues that there is no evidence to suggest that this is happening. Are the best, most powerful innovations behind us? Are we witnessing the end of growth?"
Join the OEA for a special presentation by world-renowned economist Robert Gordon. Mr. Gordon will explore these questions and outline upside and downside risks to the US economic outlook.
Thursday September 14, 2017
Rideau Club, Dining Room, 99 Bank St
Register and pay online by September 8, 2017. Please note that tickets will not be available at the door for this event.
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ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Robert Gordon is a macroeconomist with a particular interest in unemployment, inflation, and both the long-run and cyclical aspects of labor productivity. He is the author of a textbook in intermediate macroeconomics, now in its 12th edition, and has completed a new book, The Rise and Fall of American Growth, published by the Princeton University Press in January, 2016. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2014 he was elected as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association. In 2016 he was named by Bloomberg as one of the 50 most influential people in the world. For more than three decades, he has been a member of the National Bureau of Economic Research's Business Cycle Dating Committee, which determines the start and end dates for recessions in the United States.