The Presidential Economic Advisers Forum

October 8, 2012 · 6:00-8:00PM

Columbia University, Low Memorial Library Rotunda

  • Welcoming Remarks: Lee C. Bollinger, President, Columbia University

Senior Economic Advisers

  • R. Glenn Hubbard, Senior Economic Adviser to Governor Romney
  • Jeffrey Liebman, Senior Economic Adviser to President Obama

Columbia University Panelists

  • Sharyn O’Halloran, George Blumenthal Professor of Political Science and International and Public Affairs
  • Joseph E. Stiglitz, University Professor and Co-chair of the Committee on Global Thought
  • Michael Woodford, John Bates Clark Professor of Political Economy
  • Moderator: Chrystia Freeland, Global Editor-at-Large, Thomson Reuters

Held every four years, the Presidential Economic Advisers Forum provides an opportunity for the Columbia community to engage directly with major campaign issues. In a debate-style panel, economic advisers to the Democratic and Republican candidates for president can speak on their proposed policies. A panel of experts drawn from Columbia’s faculty press speakers on their proposed policies, and students have the opportunity to ask questions of the advisers.

The Presidential Economic Advisers Forum in 2012 featured Columbia Business School Dean Hubbard, Senior Economic Adviser to Mitt Romney, and Harvard Professor Leibman, Senior Economic Adviser to President Barak Obama (CC’83), debating the Dodd-Frank Act, the Bush-era tax cuts, and falling middle class incomes.

Watch the video here.