Experts Come to Dartmouth to Discuss Future of US Economy


Dartmouth will host a panel discussion Thursday, May 12, on the state of the U.S. economy featuring several nationally recognized experts on the topic.


“Where Does the U.S. Economy Go From Here?” will take place in Filene Auditorium in Moore Hall from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The event is co-sponsored by the President’s Office and the Office of the Dean of Faculty. The panelists are:

  • Bloomberg News editor-at-large Tom Keene, who is also a host on Bloomberg Radio and anchor of the weekday program Surveillance Midday on Bloomberg Television.
  • Columnist Robert J. Samuelson, who writes about political, economic and social issues for the Washington Post and Newsweek.
  • Washington Post reporter Neil Irwin, who writes about the U.S. economy and the Federal Reserve Board. Irwin has been the paper’s lead reporter covering such topics as the 2007-2009 recession, the financial crisis, and government response.
  • Bruce V. Rauner, chairman of GTCR, an $8 billion venture capital and private equity firm based in Chicago. Rauner is also a member of the Dartmouth Class of 1978.
The discussion will be moderated by David Blanchflower, the Bruce V. Rauner 1978 Professor of Economics, and is open to the public.

While at Dartmouth, the panelists will visit classes, participate in lectures, meet with students, and take part in other activities. On Thursday and Friday, Keene will broadcast both his three-hour morning radio show, which runs from 7 to 10 a.m., and his one-hour noontime television show live from the College. Surveillance Midday will be broadcast from the Kemeny-Haldeman Courtyard.

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Latarsha Gatlin