Date(s) - 10/31/18
11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Chicago Council on Global Affairs
Glenn Hubbard, Dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School
The global economy as we know it is changing before our eyes. The Trump administration has implemented shifts in economic policy—retreating from multilateral trade negotiations, deploying tariffs, and passing a huge tax reform bill—that have already made their mark on America’s economy and Americans’ daily lives. The great debate now is around these policies’ long-term impact. Can these policies could spur growth and address the concerns of those left behind by globalization and technology for decades to come? Or will they further weaken not only Americans’ financial mobility, but also America’s role as economic superpower on the world stage?
Dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School
Glenn Hubbard is dean and Russell L. Carson professor of finance and economics at Columbia Business School. Hubbard is on the board of ADP, BlackRock Closed-End Funds, and Metlife, and is co-chair of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation. He is currently a commissioner of the US-China Economic and Security Review Commission. Previously, he was chairman of the United States Council of Economic Advisers (2001-2003). Hubbard has authored three textbooks and co-authored three books, including The Aid Trap: Hard Truths About Ending Poverty and Balance: The Economics of Great Powers From Ancient Rome to Modern America. He has also written more than 100 economics- and finance-related scholarly articles and had commentaries published in the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, the New York Times, the Financial Times, and the Washington Post. Hubbard received his BA and BS degrees from the University of Central Florida and holds a PhD from Harvard University.