NOTE: We are completely full at this time and cannot accomodate any further requests for attendance.
Continuing its 47-year tradition, the National Economists Club cordially invites you to join your friends and colleagues at our annual Ambassadors address in conjunction with the Embassy of Brazil featuring:
Dr. Lawrence H. Summers
Topic: Secular Stagnation - Is it possible that the US and other major global economies might not return to full employment and strong growth without the help of unconventional policy support?
Moderated by Greg Ip
Chief Economics Commentator of The Wall Street Journal
30 September 2015 6:00 PM-8:30 PM
Doors Open at 6:00 - Address at 6:30 Wine, Beer and appetizers will be served.
Location: Brazilian Ambassador’s Residence
3006 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Lawrence H. Summers is the Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus of Harvard University. During the past two decades, he has served in a series of senior policy positions in Washington, D.C., including the 71st Secretary of the Treasury for President Clinton, Director of the National Economic Council for President Obama and Vice President of Development Economics and Chief Economist of the World Bank. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1975 and was awarded a Ph.D. from Harvard in 1982. In 1983, he became one of the youngest individuals in recent history to be named as a tenured member of the Harvard University faculty. In 1987, Mr. Summers became the first social scientist ever to receive the annual Alan T. Waterman Award of the National Science Foundation (NSF), and in 1993 he was awarded the John Bates Clark Medal, given every two years to the outstanding American economist under the age of 40. He is currently the Charles W. Eliot University Professor at Harvard University and the Weil Director of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business & Government at Harvard’s Kennedy School. He and his wife Elisa New, a professor of English at Harvard, reside in Brookline with their six children.
Greg Ip is chief economics commentator of The Wall Street Journal. He writes about U.S. and global economic developments and policy in the weekly Capital Account column and on Real Time Economics, the Wall Street Journal’s economics blog. From 2008 to January, 2015, he was U.S. Economics Editor for The Economist, based in Washington D.C. He has appeared on CNBC, BBC, CNN, NBC Nightly News, MSNBC, the PBS Newshour, Washington Week with Gwen Ifill, and National Public Radio. He is the author of The Little Book of Economics: How the Economy Works in the Real World (Wiley, 2010). Greg has won or shared in several prizes for journalism and was part of a team from The Wall Street Journal staff that was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in the breaking news reporting category for coverage of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. A native of Canada, Mr. Ip received a bachelor’s degree in economics and journalism from Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario