The state of the Biden economy: Infrastructure, inflation, and growth in 2022

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Project on Democracy and Capitalism

The state of the Biden economy: Infrastructure, inflation, and growth in 2022

Kinda Hachem, Scott C. Miller, Steven Rattner, Matthew Yglesias

Thursday, March 24, 2022
11:00AM - 12:00PM (EDT)
Event Details

Two months into President Biden’s second year in office, join an expert panel of scholars, journalists, and officials for a broad policy discussion assessing his economic and social agenda, including the Build Back Better Act, infrastructure as stimulus, the future of U.S. inflation, and much more.

This event is cosponsored by the Project on Democracy and Capitalism.

Thursday, March 24, 2022
11:00AM - 12:00PM (EDT)
The Miller Center
2201 Old Ivy Rd
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Online webinar
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Kinda Hachem

Kinda Hachem is the Morris Plan Associate Professor of Consumer Credit in the Global Economies and Markets area at the UVA Darden School of Business and a faculty research fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research. She conducts theoretical and empirical research in macroeconomics, monetary economics, financial intermediation, financial crises, and shadow banking. Her work is published or forthcoming in several leading journals, including the Journal of Political Economy, the Journal of Monetary Economics, and the Review of Economics and Statistics. Before joining Darden in 2018, Hachem was associate professor of economics at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. She holds a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Toronto and worked at RBC Financial Group and the Bank of Canada prior to her doctoral studies.

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Scott C. Miller

Scott Miller is lecturer and research associate at the UVA Darden School of Business and a research fellow at the Miller Center for Public Affairs. From 2019 to 2021, he held a postdoctoral fellowship in economic and business history at the Yale School of Management's International Center for Finance.

As an economic historian, Miller examines the development of modern economic systems, particularly during periods of instability and volatility. In two different veins of research, Miller uses economic crises as a lens to isolate mechanisms of change in the early American republic and 1840s Europe, with broad corollaries for modern systems in the first and second stages of economic development.

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Steven Rattner

Steven Rattner is the chairman and chief executive officer of Willett Advisors LLC, the investment arm for former New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s personal and philanthropic assets. In addition, he serves as the Economic Analyst on MSNBC’s Morning Joe and is a contributing writer to The New York Times Op Ed page. He previously served as counselor to the secretary of the treasury and led the Obama administration’s successful effort to restructure the automobile industry, which he chronicled in his book, Overhaul: An Insider’s Account of the Obama Administration’s Emergency Rescue of the Auto Industry.

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Matthew Yglesias

Matthew Yglesias co-founded with Ezra Klein and Melissa Bell in 2014. He's currently a senior correspondent focused on politics and economic policy, and co-hosts The Weeds podcast twice a week on Tuesdays and Fridays.

Before launching Vox, he was the author of the "Moneybag" column for Slate and before that he wrote and blogged for Think Progress, The Atlantic, TPM, and The American Prospect. Yglesias is the author of two books, most recently The Rent Is Too Damn High about the policy origins of the middle-class housing affordability crisis in America.

Yglesias was born and raised in New York City, but has lived in Washington, D.C., since graduating college in 2003.