16th Annual Conference: The Economic Consequences of Mr. Trump: Jobs, Wages, Trade, Growth, Health and Satisfaction

Monday, September 17, 2018
Italian Academy, Morningside Campus, Columbia University

On September 17, 2018, the Center on Capitalism and Society held its 16th annual conference, "The Economic Consequences of Mr. Trump: Jobs, Wages, Trade, Growth, Health and Satisfaction." 


9:30am - 10:00am - Registration and coffee


10:00am - 10:12am - Welcome remarks

Edmund PhelpsWinner of the 2006 Nobel Prize in Economics and Director, Center on Capitalism and Society


10:15am - 11:00am - Competition and Trump

Sandra Navidi ​(Chair) CEO, BeyondGlobalLLC

Rana ForooharGlobal Business Columnist and an Associate Editor, Financial Times

Glenn HubbardRussell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, Columbia Business School

Charles Calomiris (Discussant), Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions, Columbia University Business School


11:00am - 12:00pm - Trade and Trump

Jan Svejnar (Chair), James T. Shotwell Professor of Global Political Economy and Director, Center on Global Economic Governance, Columbia University

Jeffrey SachsDirector of The Earth Institute, Quetelet Professor of Sustainable Development and Professor of Health Policy and Management, Columbia University

Robert AliberProfessor of International Economics and Finance Emeritus, University of Chicago 

Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics and of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley 


12:15pm - 1:30pm - Luncheon Faculty House - by invitation only

Sir Angus Deaton (Luncheon speaker), Winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Economics and Senior Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University


1:45pm - 2:15pm - Roundtable on Methodology

Merritt B. Fox (Chair), Michael E. Patterson Professor of Law and Co-Director, Center for Law and Economic Studies, Columbia Law School

Roman Frydman, Professor of Economics, New York University

Edmund Phelps, Director, Center on Capitalism and Society


2:15pm - 3:25pm - Structural Change and Trump

Richard Sennett (Chair), Centennial Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics and Senior Fellow, Center on Capitalism and Society, Columbia University

Jason FurmanProfessor of the Practice of Economic Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, Harvard University 

Laurence Kotlikoff (Discussant), William Fairfield Warren Professor and Professor of Economics, Boston University

Edward Luce, Washington columnist and commentator, Financial Times

David P. Goldman (Discussant), Columnist, Asia Times and Principal, Asia Times Holdings


3:25pm - 3:40pm - Coffee Break


3:40pm - 4:40pm - Regulation and Trump

Edmond Alphandéry (Chair and discussant), Founder and Chairman, Euro 50 Group

Philip K. HowardFounder of Common Good and author of The Rule of Nobody

Charles CalomirisHenry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institutions, Columbia University Business School


4:40pm - 5:40pm - All Else and Trump

Nicholas Wapshott (Chair), Author of Keynes Hayek: The Clash That Defined Modern Economics

Kenneth RogoffThomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Economics, Harvard University

Geoffrey HealDonald C. Waite III Professor of Social Enterprise, Columbia Business School

Richard Robb (Discussant), Professor of Professional Practice, SIPA, Columbia University and CEO, Christofferson, Robb & Company


5:45pm - 6:45pm - Cocktail reception             


7:00pm - 8:30pm - Dinner - Faculty House - by invitation only

Joseph Stiglitz (Dinner speaker), Winner of the 2001 Nobel Prize in Economics, University Professor at Columbia University and Chief Economist at the Roosevelt Institute


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