The Marquette Civics Dialogues Program will host a discussion on promoting economic opportunity and prosperity on Wednesday, April 27, from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Weasler Auditorium.
The pandemic laid bare several hidden truths about the U.S. labor market, raising questions and challenges for policymakers. As the economy recovers, who is getting left behind and why? How do we best prepare young people for tomorrow’s economy? What has caused inflation to rise? Two influential voices in these policy debates will share their opinions.
Dr. Betsey Stevenson is a professor of public policy and economics at the University of Michigan. She served as a member of the Council of Economic Advisers from 2013 to 2015 where she advised President Obama on social policy, labor market and trade issues. She served as the chief economist of the U.S. Department of Labor from 2010 to 2011, advising the secretary of labor on labor policy and participating as the secretary’s deputy to the White House economic team.
Dr. Michael R. Strain is the director of Economic Policy Studies and the Arthur F. Burns Scholar in Political Economy at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he oversees the Institute’s work in economic policy, financial markets, international trade and finance, tax and budget policy, welfare economics, health care policy and related areas.