Capital Exchange: Economy 2020: Achieving Sustainable Growth

Capital Exchange events feature candid conversations about how business and government can better collaborate to create jobs and economic growth. Featuring top lawmakers, CEOs and administration officials, Capital Exchange will focus on the confluence of policy, business and money. Events will cover such topics as Innovation and Regulation; Immigration Policy and the Economy; Finance, Markets and Banking in the Trump Era; The New American Labor Force.

Who should attend: Institutional investors, asset managers, government agency staff, BDMs, policymakers, congressional aides, lobbyists, think-tank leaders


Heather Boushey

Heather Boushey is the founding executive director at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth, launched in 2014. She is one of the nation’s most influential voices on economic policy and a leading economist who focuses on the intersection between economic inequality, growth, and public policy.

Her forthcoming book, Unbound: How Economic Inequality Constricts Our Economy and What We Can Do About It (Harvard University Press) will be released in October 2019.

She is also the author of Finding Time: The Economics of Work-Life Conflict, and co-edited a volume of 22 essays about how to integrate inequality into economic thinking called After Piketty: The Agenda for Economics and Inequality.

The New York Times has called Boushey one of the “most vibrant voices in the field,” and Politico twice named her one of the top 50 “thinkers, doers and visionaries transforming American politics.”

She previously served as chief economist for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential transition team and as an economist for the Center for American Progress, the Joint Economic Committee of the U.S. Congress, the Center for Economic and Policy Research, and the Economic Policy Institute.

She sits on the board of the Opportunity Institute and is an associate editor of Feminist Economics.

She received her doctorate in economics from the New School for Social Research and her bachelor’s degree from Hampshire College.

Larry Kudlow

Lawrence A. Kudlow serves as Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Director of the National Economic Council. He leads the coordination of President Donald J. Trump’s domestic and global economic policy agenda.

During President Trump’s campaign, Kudlow served as a tax and economic advisor.

Prior to the White House, Kudlow was a CNBC Senior Contributor and host of CNBC’s primetime show “The Kudlow Report.” He also served as chief economist and senior managing director of Bear Stearns & Company.

During President Reagan’s first term, Kudlow was associate director for economics and planning at the Office of Management and Budget, where he was engaged in the development of the Administration’s economic and budget policy.

He started his career at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.

Kudlow has been a nationally syndicated columnist. He was a senior editor of National Review magazine, as well as a columnist and economics editor for National Review Online. He is also the author of “JFK and the Reagan Revolution: A Secret History of American Prosperity” and “American Abundance: The New Economic and Moral Prosperity.”

He previously served as the president of St. Patrick’s Church Parish Council in Redding, Connecticut and on the Fordham University Board of Trustees. Kudlow has won numerous awards, including the Bishop’s Humanitarian Award from the Catholic Charities of Brooklyn & Queens, the New York Police Department Holy Name Society’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and the Ambassadors for Mission Award from the Pontifical Mission Societies of the United States.

Kudlow was educated at the University of Rochester and Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs.

William Lee

Leads the Institute’s efforts to develop collaborative policies: to improve access to and the functioning of capital markets, strengthen financial stability and soundness of financial institutions, and foster global macroeconomic, financial, and regulatory conditions to bolster job creation. Also responsible for formulating and communicating action-oriented solutions to global policymakers, thought leaders, and market participants.

Extensive (20+ years) experience analyzing US and global macroeconomic developments, assessing international financial risks and vulnerabilities, and recommending strategies to manage the impact of economic and financial shocks.

Held senior staff positions at Citigroup, the International Monetary Fund, and within the Federal Reserve System (Board of Governors and New York Fed). Expertise in identifying strategic global business and investment opportunities.

I have written on a wide range of macro economic and financial stability topics:
* identifying sustainable growth and investment opportunities in changing macro environments,
* analyzing roots of advanced economy and emerging market growth and inflation trends,
* assessing efficacy of risk-transfer with financial derivatives,
* circumventing risks that may not be effectively managed with market-based mechanisms.

My work enables Milken sponsors and clients to leverage growth opportunities, and manage structural market and institutional risks and vulnerabilities. Many proposals I contributed to formulating while at the IMF changed credit rating agency approach toward rating structured financial products. My analytic work on illiquid OTC derivative markets and risk transfer continue to influence financial reform discussions globally.

My global perspective informs and enriches ongoing analysis of US macro trends and systemic financial risks by highlighting transmission channels connecting Fed policy, financial markets, and real economic activity; And formulating effective and comprehensive policy options to manage market risks and institutional vulnerabilities.

Specialties: Strategic business and policy analysis of global financial markets; developing limited but effective regulatory and supervisory perimeter to ensure market stability, transparency, and integrity; capital market development policies (emerging economies); central bank policy making; macroeconomic forecasting.






Economy 2020: Achieving sustainable growth
The U.S. economy remains strong, with low unemployment and growing GDP. But globally, there appear to be some clouds gathering. The Fed is watching closely, while a divided government will make big legislative initiatives difficult. In this environment, what will be the difference-makers in sustaining growth and avoiding recession?


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