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The Rise and Fall of American Growth

Department of Economics and Centre for Macroeconomics public lecture

Date: Wednesday 11 May 2016
Time:  6.30-8pm
Venue: Sheikh Zayed Theatre, New Academic Building
Speaker:  Professor Robert J Gordon
Chair:  Professor Wouter Den Haan

Professor Gordon will examine the history of economic growth in the USA, and explore solutions needed to overcome the economic challenges of the future.

Robert J Gordon is the Stanley G Harris Professor in the Social Sciences at Northwestern University and author of The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living since the Civil War. He is a Fellow of the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2014 he was elected as a Distinguished Fellow of the American Economic Association in recognition of a long career of outstanding contributions to scholarship, teaching, public service, and the economics profession. For more than three decades, he has been a member of the National Bureau of Economic Research's Business Cycle Dating Committee, which determines the start and end dates for recessions in the United States.

Wouter Den Haan is Professor of Economics at LSE and Co-Director of the Centre for Macroeconomics.

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Slides

A copy of Professor Robert J Gordon's PowerPoint can be downloaded:

The Rise and Fall of American Growth (pdf)

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