Center for American Progress

ADVISORY: Gov. Deval Patrick Joins CAP to Discuss Austerity at Home and Abroad
Press Advisory

ADVISORY: Gov. Deval Patrick Joins CAP to Discuss Austerity at Home and Abroad

Washington, D.C. — On Thursday, June 14, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will join the Center for American Progress and a panel of distinguished experts to discuss the impact of austerity policies in Europe and across the United States.

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. 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?

Keynote speaker:

Gov. Deval Patrick, (D-MA)

Introduced by:
Neera Tanden
, President, Center for American Progress

Featured speakers:
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

Moderated by:
Michael Ettlinger
, Vice President for Economic Policy, Center for American Progress

June 14, 2012 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Center for American Progress
1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

RSVP for this event
For more information, contact Katie Peters at [email protected] or 202.741.6285


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