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UC San Diego Economics Roundtable 2017

Date: 11/13/2017
Time: 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
(858) 534-9710
UC San Diego Faculty Club
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093
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The University of California, San Diego is pleased to present the 2017 UC San Diego Economics Roundtable Lecture Series. The Economics Roundtable continues an important UC San Diego partnership tradition between the academic and business communities by providing a forum for local business professionals and community leaders to exchange ideas and information with world-class economists and financial experts.


The cost to attend each event is $50 per person (includes refreshments and parking). Tickets for UC San Diego alumni, faculty, staff and students are $37.50.

2017 season tickets are available for $150, for individuals who purchase tickets for all four events. For season tickets and additional information, call (858) 534-9710 or email econroundtable@ucsd.edu.


Monday, November 13, 7:30 - 9:00 am

Cities and Economic Growth
Edward Glaeser

Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics Harvard University

Edward Glaeser is the world's leading authority on the dynamics of cities and the role they play in developing new industries, adding to human capital and directing overall economic growth. He is the author of over a hundred articles and nearly a dozen books, including the New York Times Best Seller, "Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier." He has also written on house prices, inequality, and crime. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago in 1992.


Monday, March 13 | 7:30 - 9:00 a.m.

The Case for a Less-Cash Economy
Kenneth Rogoff

Former Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund and the author of hundreds of widely cited academic books and articles.

Kenneth Rogoff is the former Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund and the author of hundreds of widely cited academic books and articles. His 2009 book with Carmen Reinhart, "This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly," reviewed the rich global history of debt and defaults. It offered a prescient insight into the problems that the world economy was about to experience and became an international best seller. His new book, "The Curse of Cash," documents that while new payment technologies are leading to less cash being used for legal transactions, there is an ever-growing demand for cash from the underground economy. Rogoff explores the challenges and opportunities these changes in the use of cash raise for policy.

Monday, May 2, 7:30 - 9:00 am

The Decline of Men Working: Why It Is Happening, What It Means, and What to Do About It
Jason Furman

Former Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers

Since receiving his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University, Jason Furman has been one of America's most influential economic advisers. He served as a member of Obama's Presidential Transition Team in 2008, Principal Deputy Director of the National Economic Council from 2009 to 2013, and was Chair of the President's Council of Economic Advisers from 2013-2017. He has also been a Senior Fellow at both the Brookings Institution and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. He has held visiting positions at various universities, including New York University's Graduate School of Public Policy. He will be discussing the dramatic decline in male labor-force participation rates and the implications for U.S. policy.

Wednesday, August 23, 7:30 - 9:00 am

Facing Financial Meltdown: Reflections of a Central Bank Risk Officer
Sandra Krieger

Former Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Sandy Krieger spent 33 years at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York before retiring in 2015. Between 2008 and 2015, she was a member of the Bank's Management Committee and chaired the Bank's Risk Committee. At the height of the financial crisis, she built a Risk Group for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to confront the critical risks the Bank incurred through its crisis-related transactions. She also had oversight for a period of time of the multi-billion dollars of the Bank's special lending facilities, and was the Bank's executive sponsor to the U.S. industry task force on triparty repo infrastructure. She received her Ph.D. in economics from UCSD.