Although the acute effects of the 2008 global economic crisis have passed for most countries, what impact has it had on standards of living and inequality? What can this episode teach us about the effects of financial crises and how best to design the economic policy response?
In this unique event hosted by the UNSW Grand Challenge on Inequality, Professor Christina Romer, former Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers under President Obama, will reflect on these questions, and their implications for the future direction of economic policy and reform.
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About Christina Romer
Christina Romer was the Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers for the Obama Administration from 2008-2010. During this time she helped formulate the American plan for recovery from the 2008 recession and the Obamacare health reform legislation.
She is a Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley and co-director of the Program in Monetary Economics at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and recipient of Berkeley’s Distinguished Teaching Award. She has been a contributing editor for Bloomberg Television and a regular contributor to the New York Times, Economic View column.