2/21/19: NEC w/ David Sicilia, U of Maryland

  • 21 Feb 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Chinatown Garden Restaurant 618 H St NW Washington DC


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David Sicilia

Associate Professor, Department of History

Henry Kaufman Chair of Financial History, Robert H. Smith School of Business

University of Maryland

"Economists and Presidential Economic Policymakers: Historical Perspectives on a Troubled Relationship"

For more than a century, U.S. economists have tried to influence national economic policy.  The results have been mixed at best.  Business and financial historian David Sicilia will survey periods of success and failure, especially since the Second World War, and suggest historical lessons about how we can minimize the political distortion of expert economic advice in federal policy making.

David B. Sicilia is Associate Professor in the Department of History and the Henry Kaufman Chair of Financial History at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland.  He is co-author or co-editor of six books on business and economic history including The Greenspan Effect: Words that Move the World's Markets (McGraw-Hill, 2000) – voted a Library Journal Best Business Book of the Year.  Professor Sicilia has received grants and fellowships from the Fulbright Commission, the Sloan Foundation, and Harvard University, among others, and appeared on many international media outlets including CNBC, CNN Financial News, Bloomberg Financial Television, NPR, TV1 Paris, and NHK Television Japan. Read more here

Note:  Registration is open through Wednesday, 2-20-19, but walk-ins are welcome.  

Press:  Please email :manager@national-economists.org with your attendance status and the date of attendance. It will be assumed that lunch is NOT requested.   If lunch is requested, please contact me in advance, prior to the date of the event, for registration and payment instructions.

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