The Atlantic Summit on the Economy

April 27, 2016
Washington, D.C.

Recession or expansion? Domestic growth or global decline? Government spending or austerity? Europe with or without the UK? Does China's slowdown matter? Tax reform or more taxes? Stability or volatility? These are some of the questions tackled at The Atlantic's 5th annual Summit on the Economy. We heard from top officials, leading experts and world class economists as we tried to answer the major questions of the day on the health of the economy.

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  • Wednesday, April 27
  • 9:00 a.m.WelcomeMargaret Low Smith, President, AtlanticLIVE
  • 9:10 a.m.Wide Angle Lens: The Economic PictureJason Furman, Chairman, White House Council of Economic Advisors
    With Steve Clemons, The Atlantic
  • 9:35 a.m.The Case for the BrexitGerard Lyons, Chief Economic Advisor to London Mayor Boris Johnson and Author of The U.K. Referendum: an Easy Guide to Leaving the EU
    With Steve Clemons, The Atlantic
  • 9:50 a.m.Balanced BudgetsAlice Rivlin, Former Vice Chair, Federal Reserve and Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
    With Jonathan Allen, Sidewire
  • 10:05 a.m.The Downside of the Sharing EconomyDiana Farrell, President and CEO, JPMorgan Chase Institute
    With Rebecca Rosen, The Atlantic
  • 10:30 a.m.Break-
  • 10:45 a.m.What Happened to Global Growth?Steven Rattner, Chairman, Willett Advisers
    With Margaret Carlson, Bloomberg View
  • 11:05 a.m.The Case Against the BrexitKarl-Theodor zu Guttenberg, Chairman and Founder, Spitzberg Partners
    With Steve Clemons, The Atlantic
  • 11:30 a.m.Forecasting the FutureMaya MacGuineas, President, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
    Mark Zandi, Chief Economist, Moody’s Analytics
    With Gillian B. White, The Atlantic
  • 11:55 a.m.Blind Spots in the EconomyRichard Vague, Chairman, Governor’s Woods Foundation
    With Joie Chen, Former Al Jazeera Journalist
  • 12:10 p.m.Lunch-
  • 1:00 p.m.Policy PerspectivesGene Sperling, Former Director, White House National Economic Council
    With James Fallows, The Atlantic
  • 1:30 p.m.Trade, Security and ChinaBill Bishop, Publisher, Sinocism China Newsletter
    Michael Green, Senior Vice President for Asia and Japan Chair, CSIS and Chair, Modern and Contemporary Japanese Politics and Foreign Policy, Georgetown University
    Deborah Lehr, CEO, Basilinna
    Jonathan Woetzel, Director, McKinsey Global Institute
    With James Fallows, The Atlantic
  • 2:10 p.m.Cracking the Code: the Push for Comprehensive Tax ReformRep. Kevin Brady, Chairman, House Committee on Ways and Means
    With Margaret Carlson, Bloomberg View
  • 2:35 p.m.The Secret Shame of Middle-Class AmericansNeal Gabler, Author
    With Scott Stossel, The Atlantic
  • 3:00 p.m.ConnectographyParag Khanna, Author, Connectography
  • 3:10 p.m.Connectography DistilledParag Khanna
    Megan Murphy, Bloomberg
    With Steve Clemons, The Atlantic
  • 3:30 p.m.Trade's DeficitsSecretary Dan Glickman, Congressional Program Executive Director, Aspen Institute
    Clyde Prestowitz, President, Economic Strategy Institute
    Lori Wallach, Director and Founder, Global Trade Watch
    With Steve Clemons, The Atlantic
  • 4:00 p.m.Greece and the WorldYanis Varoufakis, Former Greek Minister of Finance and Author of And the Weak Suffer What They Must? Europe’s Crisis and America’s Economic Future
    With Steve Clemons, The Atlantic
  • 4:20 p.m.Closing Thoughts and Networking Reception-


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