Wednesday, July 21, 2010

The Future of American Jobs

This is the first of two conferences organised by the Hamilton Project and the Center for American Progress. This conference took place on April 30th; it addressed the implications of the competitive global economy and rapid technological change for the challenge of creating high-paying jobs in the United States. A link to the conference website including a full event video is available here. The conference programme is outlined below.

8:30 a.m. - 8:50 a.m. Opening Remarks
John Podesta, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for American Progress
Robert E. Rubin, Co-Chair, Council on Foreign Relations

8:50 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. The State of the U.S. Labor Market
David Autor, Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

9:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Economic Growth and Job Creation
Alan Auerbach, Professor of Economics, University of California Berkley
Michael Greenstone, Director, The Hamilton Project; Professor of Economics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Alan Krueger, Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy, Treasury Department
John van Reenen, Director, Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics

Moderated by:
Chrystia Freeland, Global Editor-at-Large, Reuters

10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. The American Worker
Ron Blackwell, Chief Economist, AFL-CIO
Heather Boushey, Senior Economist, Center for American Progress
Larry Katz, Professor of Economics, Harvard University
Cecilia Rouse, President's Council of Economic Advisers

Moderated by:
Greg Ip, U.S. Economics Editor, The Economist

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. Closing Session
Michael Bloomberg, Mayor, New York City
Lawrence H. Summers, Director, National Economic Council

Moderated by:
Charlie Rose, Host, Charlie Rose

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