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Chief Economic Strategist, Progressive Policy Institute
Formerly Chief Economist, BusinessWeek
“The Cheshire Cat Economy: Why We are Underestimating the Impact of Trade”
The official statistics say that real GDP is now above pre-recession levels, output per hour risen at a decent rate since 2007, and the real trade deficit has shrunk. Mr. Mandel will demonstrate why these figures may understate the impact of trade and overstate the true health of the U.S. economy.
Michael Mandel is the Chief Economic Strategist at the Progressive Policy Institute and the founder of Visible Economy LLC, a New York-based news and education company. Mandel is also president of South Mountain Economics, a consulting company and a senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School’s Mack Center for Technological Innovation and formerly chief economist at BusinessWeek. He writes on innovation and growth at www.southmountaineconomics.com.
Note: Registration is open through Wednesday, 11-30-11. Anyone desiring to attend after this date will just walk in at the door, but cannot be guaranteed the lunch will be available. (Please wait to check in until all prepaid or reserved people have checked in for seating)