Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Diane Lim Roger, The Concord Coalition's Chief Economist, to keynote a forum hosted by the La Follette School of Public Affairs (University of Wisconsin).
Joining Diane for a panel discussion after her formal remarks are: Andrew Reschovsky and John Karl Scholz of the La Follette School.
Maureen Oster will serve as moderator.
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“The evening will be a nice mix of conversation with alums and friends of La Follette, mixed with policy discussion on critical issues,” says school director Tom DeLeire.
The gathering begins at 5 p.m. with a reception featuring appetizer and cash bar. DeLeire will start the program at 6 p.m., when Rogers will speak. University of Wisconsin–Madison economists Andrew Reschovsky of the La Follette School and John Karl Scholz of the Economics Department will give their responses from a local and national perspective, respectively, at 6:30 p.m. Maureen Oster of the Milwaukee Investment Analysts Society will moderate. A question-and-answer session will start at about 7 p.m., and the reception will continue after the program.
In her talk, Rogers will explore what’s best for the economy in the short term vs. longer term and how to balance the need for adequate short-term support to the economy with the need for more fiscally responsible, economically wise policies for the longer term. Rogers’ research has focused on the behavioral, distributional and macroeconomic effects of U.S. fiscal policies.
The Concord Coalition believes that only with an engaged, informed and demanding public can the nation's fiscal challenges be met. The Concord Coalition's mission is to cut through the usual partisan rhetoric and stimulate a more realistic public dialogue on what we want our nation's future to look like, along with the required trade-offs. We believe that elected leaders in Washington know there is a problem, but they are unlikely to act unless forced to by their constituents.