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JANUS FORUM LECTURE --Urban Policy in the 21st Century: Desperate Times, Desperate Measures?

Thursday, October 25, 2018

4:30pm - 6:00pm

Political Theory Project

Macmillan Hall Room

117

Urban Policy in the 21st Century: Desperate Times, Desperate Measures?


Income inequality and stagnant middle and lower class wages are significant 21st century concerns. Surges in human migration, enhanced automation, and globalization have had a direct impact on the changing equilibrium between markets and government intervention. What is the role of government moving forward? Does society need new forms of regulation, intervention, infrastructure, and federal assistance to assure peace and prosperity in the future? What are the potentials and limits of universal basic income and what is the role of government moving forward?


The Janus Forum hosts economists Austan Goolsbee of the University of Chicago and Ed Glaeser of Harvard University to share their unique perspectives.  Professor Goolsbee was the youngest member of the cabinet under President Barack Obama and is currently the Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics at Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Professor Glaeser is the Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics at Harvard and an expert on urban and public economics.