La Follette School of Public Affairs hosts Evening with The Concord Coalition

Oct. 10, 2012, 5:00pm-8:00pm
Milwaukee Athletic Club
758 N. Broadway , Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States

Alternatives to the Dreaded 'Fiscal Cliff': Finding a Good Detour to a Smart Path Forward -- is the theme for this event.

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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.