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December 12, Online

"What Happens Next? Tackling the Tough Economic Policy Questions"

Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2012
Time: 12:00 p.m. (EST)
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As the Obama administration prepares for a second term in office, it will be faced with strengthening an ailing economy and addressing some major challenges. What should we do to reduce the deficit and avoid another recession? How do we create good, new long-term jobs and get unemployed people back to work? How will volatile European markets impact the U.S economy?

Harry Katz, the ILR School's Kenneth F. Kahn Dean and a noted labor economist, will lead a conversation with top Cornell economists on this timely subject. Panelists will be asked to identify key economic policy issues confronting the administration and to offer their advice on how to best handle those issues. The panelists include:

  • Francine Blau, ILR's Frances Perkins Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Professor of Economics; and author of the upcoming book, "Gender, Inequality and Wages."
  • Robert Frank, Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management and Professor of Economics, Johnson Graduate School of Management; and author of 2011's "The Darwin Economy."

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