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Economic Issues Related to the Upcoming Election

On the evening of October 21, 2020, the Center will sponsor a high-level panel discussion of economic issues related to the upcoming big election. Two distinguished economists will participate.


Douglas Holtz-Eakin: PhD from Princeton University, President of the American Action Forum, former chief economist of George W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers, former director of the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, and chief economic policy advisor to the 2008 presidential campaign of John McCain.



Wendy Edelberg: PhD from University of Chicago, director of the Hamilton Project and senior fellow in economic studies at the Brookings Institution, former chief economist of the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, and former executive director of the Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission, and former senior economist for Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers.



This event is cosponsored with the U.S. Economics, IHS Markit; St. Louis Gateway Chapter of the National Association for Business Economics;Washington University’s School of Law Public Interest Law & Policy Speaker Series; Gephardt Institute for Civic & Community Engagement; and the Assembly Series.

For Zoom details, please email Melinda Warren at