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Whither America?

Centre for Economic Performance and Department of Economics Public Lecture

Date: Wednesday 26 May 2004
Time: 6.00pm
Venue: Old Theatre, Old Building with New Theatre, East Building as a video link venue
: Professor Paul Krugman
Chair: Professor Lord Layard

There will be two screenings of the video replay of the lecture by Professor Paul Krugman which took place at LSE on Wednesday 26 May.   

The first screening of the video will take place at 1.30pm on Friday 28 May in the Old Theatre. 
For full details of the first screening please click here

The second screening of the video will take place at 6.00pm on Wednesday 2 June in the Old Theatre. 
For full details of the second screening please click here.

The original event proved extremely popular, with around 900 people attempting to hear the lecture in the Old Theatre and New Theatre (video link venue) which had a combined capacity of just short of 700.  LSE apologises to those people who were unable to attend the event but hopes that the video replays will provide an opportunity for people to view Professor Krugman's lecture.

Transcript of Whither America? (PDF)

Details regarding the original event:
The United States has long been the outlier among Western democracies, with lower taxes and a less extensive welfare state than Europe or Canada. Over the last three years a powerful political coalition has made a push to widen that gap still further, shrinking the revenue base and launching an attack on the core social insurance programs. Is America about to become a very different country?

Paul Krugman is one of the world's most famous economists.  As a researcher he invented the 'new trade theory' and won the John Bates Clark Medal for the best American economist under 40. He is a prolific author and writes a column in the New York Times. He holds a chair at Princeton. His new book The Great Unraveling has been a national bestseller in the US.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required.  Entry is on a first come, first serve basis.

Doors to this event will open at 5.15pm

For further information email events@lse.ac.uk or phone 020 7955 6043.