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News from EPI Christina Romer to keynote conference on the causes of and responses to the next recession

On Thursday, April 18 at 8:30 a.m. ET, the Economic Policy Institute (EPI), with support from the Groundwork Collaborative, will host a conference to discuss the causes of and responses to the next recession.

Many policymakers were caught off guard by both the onset and scale of the Great Recession, which helps explain the inadequate policy response to the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. Economists and researchers will explore factors that may trigger the next recession, how we can best respond when it hits, and how we can sustain that response all the way back to genuine full employment. Former Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers Christina Romer will deliver a keynote address.

Who: Keynote by Christina Romer, University of California, Berkeley, and former Chair of the Council of Economic Advisers

Panel discussions featuring:

  • Josh Bivens, Economic Policy Institute
  • Heather Boushey, Washington Center for Equitable Growth
  • Darrick Hamilton, Kirwan Institute
  • Amy Hanauer, Policy Matters Ohio
  • Angela Hanks, Groundwork Collaborative
  • Margarida Jorge, Health Care for America Now
  • Zoe Lipman, Blue Green Alliance
  • Connie Razza, Center for Popular Democracy
  • William Spriggs, AFL-CIO
  • Naomi Walker, Economic Policy Institute

When: Thursday, April 18
9:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.

Where: AJAX
1011 4th St NW
Washington, DC 20001

To RSVP and to receive an embargoed copy of research to be presented at the conference, email