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Christina Romer

Chair, Council of Economic Advisers (2009-2010) and Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley and Contributing Editor, Bloomberg News

One of the world's leading scholars on economic crises—and how to solve them—and a key adviser to President Obama through the economic crisis, Christina Romer provides a perspective on what's ahead for the economy and the choices policymakers face in addressing today's economic challenges.

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Policymaking in an Uncertain World:  The Economy and Monetary Policy in 2015 and Beyond

In this presentation, Christina Romer focuses her remarks on the outlook for the U.S. economy and monetary policy both in the near term and over the next few years.  She discusses with audiences current conditions, the outlook for inflation, employment and growth, the debate over secular stagnation and America’s long-run prospects.  A key theme is the uncertainty surrounding the forecasts.  The crisis has upended some key relationships forecasters have traditionally relied upon; and there are many risks to the outlook that are hard to quantify and predict, such as slowing growth in China and possible default in Greece.  Romer addresses the implications of the outlook and uncertainty for monetary policy, focusing on both what the Federal Reserve is likely to do and why uncertainty makes it important for them to move cautiously.

Monetary Policy for the 21st Century

This talk focuses on the lessons learned for monetary policy from the recent crisis and possible strategies for monetary policy going forward.  It covers such topics as the difficulties of expectations management, the role of monetary policy in ensuring financial stability, and the interaction of monetary and fiscal policy. Though much of the content focuses on what has happened with American monetary policy and what we can expect in the future, Romer discusses recent developments in Europe, Japan and the United Kingdom. It also touches on the delicate issue of the repercussions of American monetary policy for emerging economies.

Meet Christina Romer

One of the world's leading scholars on economic crises—and how to solve them—and a key adviser to President Obama through the economic crisis, Christina Romer provides a perspective on what's ahead for the economy and the choices policymakers face in addressing today's economic challenges.

As chair of the Council of Economic Advisers, Christina Romer was one of the four economics principals who met daily with President Obama to design and guide the Administration's response to the Great Recession. She played a key role in macroeconomic policy, the rescue and reform of the financial system, health care reform and budget policy. In addition, she was a primary Administration spokesperson on the economy, appearing frequently on the evening news, in the financial press and on the Sunday morning news programs. An expert on economic history and macroeconomics, including the Great Depression and the impact of fiscal and monetary policy, she helps audiences understand what is ahead for the economy including the roots of our current economic problems, the challenges and stresses that policymakers should be addressing and the likely impact on economic growth. Her presentations are customized for each audience, and blend a lively and enthusiastic delivery with an easily accessible discussion of important economic challenges and policy options. In addition to being an award-winning Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, she is also the co-director of the Program in Monetary Economics at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a Contributing Editor, Bloomberg News.

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