The Eliot Society and the Robert S. Brookings Partners invite you to join us for a round-table discussion with distinguished economists Laurence H. Meyer, Steven Fazzari and Steven S. Smith.

Eliot Society Speaker Series in collaboration with Brookings Partners

Join us for a multifaceted look at the issues, fiscal policies and potential outcomes of President Biden’s economic and social agenda. The round table will cover inflation, interest rates, the President’s proposed tax plan, federal government finances and the potential impact of his social agenda.

Steven Fazzari
Bert A. and Jeanette L. Lynch Distinguished Professor of Economics, Professor of Sociology; Director of the Weidenbaum Center on the Economy, Government, and Public Policy

Steven Fazzari has been on faculty at Washington University in St. Louis for 40 years. Professor Fazzari's research explores the sources of economic growth and causes of US business cycles. He co-edited the 2013 book, After the Great Recession: the Struggle for Economic Recovery and Growth, analyzing the dramatic macroeconomic events of the global financial crisis. He continues to study the stagnant aftermath of the Great Recession and is now exploring the effect of rising income inequality on long-term household spending dynamics that shape economic growth.  His commentary on public policy issues have been widely highlighted in regional and national media.

Laurence H. Meyer
President, Monetary Policy Analytics Inc.

Laurence H. Meyer is president of Monetary Policy Analytics Inc. Dr. Meyer served as a governor on the Federal Reserve Board from June 1996 through January 2002. In this role, he became widely known as an influential member of the Federal Open Market Committee and built a reputation for independent thinking and straight talk about monetary policy. Before joining the Board, Dr. Meyer was also a professor of economics and a former Chair of the Department of Economics at Washington University, where he taught for 27 years. During that time, he spent a year as a visiting scholar at both the Federal Reserve Banks of New York and St. Louis. After leaving the Board, he authored a book, A Term at the Fed: An Insider’s View. Dr. Meyer is a fellow of the National Association of Business Economics, a member of the Board of Directors of the National Bureau of Economic Research, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and has served on the advisory panel to the Congressional Budget Office.

Steven S. Smith 
Kate M. Gregg Distinguished Professor of Social Sciences, Professor of Political Science

Steven S. Smith is the Kate M. Gregg Professor of Social Sciences and Professor of Political Science at Washington University.  He has been on the faculty of the University of Minnesota, George Washington University, and Northwestern University, and was a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. He directed the Weidenbaum Center for 20 years.  He is the author or coauthor of The American Congress,  Committees in CongressParty Influence in Congress, Call to Order: Floor Politics in the House and Senate,  Managing Uncertainty in the House of Representatives: Adaptation and Innovation in Special RulesPolitics or Principle: Filibustering in the United States SenateThe Politics of Institutional Choice: The Formation of the Russian State Duma, and a forthcoming book,  Steering the Senate: The Development of Party Leadership in the U.S. Senate.

Sorry but registration for this event has closed.