Recent economic reports out of Europe have been grim. The United Kingdom has dipped back into recession and growth appears to be stalled across the continent. Is this the result of austerity?
Here at home, states across the country have slashed government spending, laying off hundreds of thousands of public-sector workers. The federal government has also begun pulling back. But these actions have raised more questions: Is all this austerity holding down our economy, or is there a better approach?
Please join the Center for American Progress for an event that will delve into these issues and seek to answer the fundamental question: Is austerity working?
Governor Deval Patrick, (D-MA)
Neera Tanden, President, Center for American Progress
Carlos Mulas-Grenados, Executive Director, IDEAS Foundation, Spain
Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; former Chief Economist and Economic Adviser to Vice President Joseph Biden
Menzie Chinn, Professor of Public Affairs and Economics, University of Wisconsin
Zach Schiller, Research Director, Policy Matters Ohio
Michael Ettlinger, Vice President for Economic Policy, Center for American Progress