Evidence-Based Policymaking: A View from the White House Council of Economic Advisers

Wed., April 21, 2021 | 5:30 PM — 6:45 PM

Virtual Event
1307 E. 60th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
United States

Sponsored By: Harris Public Policy Forum

Established in 1946, the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) is tasked with providing the President of the United States with impartial economic analysis and evidence-based policy recommendations.  In the face of tough trade-offs and uncertainty, the CEA has helped presidents decide matters of economic policy, with ramifications for safety net programs and inequality, public health, environmental policy, and more.  Join Harris Public Policy and the Becker Friedman Institute for Economics for a panel discussion with University of Chicago faculty serving on the CEA during the George W. Bush, Barack Obama, and Donald Trump presidencies for a peek behind the curtain on some of the most significant economic decisions of the last two decades. 

This virtual event, cosponsored by the Harris School of Public Policy and the Becker Friedman Institute for Economics, will feature Katherine Baicker, Austan Goolsbee, Michael Greenstone and Tomas Philipson, with special remarks by President Biden's CEA Chair Cecilia Elena Rouse.

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