“Income Inequality: What’s Happened, Why, and What Should We Do About It?”
President Obama has pointed to increased inequality of incomes as one of the great challenges of our time. Greg Mankiw will discuss the trends, the various explanations that have been proposed to explain them, and alternative political philosophies about how policy should respond.
N. Gregory Mankiw is the Robert M. Beren Professor of Economics at Harvard University. He has an A.B. in economics summa cum laude from Princeton University and a Ph.D. in economics from M.I.T.
Professor Mankiw is a prolific writer and a regular participant in academic and policy debates. His research includes work on price adjustment, consumer behavior, financial markets, monetary and fiscal policy, and economic growth. His published articles have appeared in academic journals, such as the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, and Quarterly Journal of Economics, and in more widely accessible forums, such as The New York Times, Washington Post, and Wall Street Journal.
He has written two best-selling textbooksundefinedthe intermediate-level textbook Macroeconomics (Worth Publishers) and the introductory textbook Principles of Economics (Cengage Learning). Principles of Economics has sold over two million copies and has been translated into twenty languages.
In addition to his teaching, research, and writing, Professor Mankiw has been a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research, an adviser to the Congressional Budget Office and the Federal Reserve Banks of Boston and New York, and a member of the ETS test development committee for the advanced placement exam in economics. From 2003 to 2005 he served as Chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers.
Professor Mankiw lives in Wellesley, Massachusetts, with his wife, three children, and their border terrier Tobin.
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Cocktail Reception 6 pm-7 pm
Dinner 7 pm-8 pm
Speaker Address/Remarks 8 pm-9 pm
Bibb Lettuce with Dried Cranberries and Walnuts
Duo Plated Crab Cake with Petite Filet of Beef
Vegetarian upon request: Vegetable Ravioli
Gluten Free upon request
Chef’s Selection of Vegetables
Warm Rolls and Butter
Apple Tart a la Mode
Iced Tea/Water/Coffee/Wine Service
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