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Alan Krueger (Princeton, Economics): Wesson Discussion Seminar on Problems in Democracy

Date and Time: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 10:00am
This event is free and open to the public although we do ask the you reserve a seat in advance. More information on how to reserve a seat will be announced a month or so before the event. 

Additional details about this event, including a short abstract,  will be announced shortly.

SPEAKER: On Wed. March 13,  Alan Krueger will deliver this year's Wesson Lectures on the Problems in Democracy. Krueger is the Bendheim Professor of Economics and Public Affairs at Princeton University and has done extensive work on income distribution, social insurance, labor market regulation and labor demand. He served as Chairman of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, and joined the Give Directly research team last year.

COMMENTATORS: On Thurs. March 14, there will be a follow up discussion seminar with:

James Ferguson is Susan S. and William H. Hindle Professor of Anthropology and the Susan Ford Dorsey Director of African Studies at Stanford University. He has done research for many years in southern Africa, including Lesotho, Zambia, and South Africa, and is the author of several books, including Global Shadows: Africa in the Neoliberal World Order (2006) and Give a Man a Fish: Reflections on the New Politics of Distribution (2015).

Lori Ann Ospina is an expert at building programs that enable policy innovation. She is the Director of SEED, the country’s first city-led Guaranteed Income initiative. Prior to SEED, Ospina was Project Director of a groundbreaking experiment at the University of California, Hastings College of Law that collaborated with the Gap Inc. to evaluate the impact of more stable and predictable scheduling practices on front-line retail workers. Early in her career, Ospina pioneered the Grameen Foundation’s first field-office in Latin America and led data-driven programs that enabled rural farmers to compete in the modern economy. With a Master’s in Public Policy from the University of California, Berkeley, Ospina is committed to reimagining the social contract and radically reducing poverty in the 21st century.
Event Sponsor: 
This event is being co-sponsored with the McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society.