Economics Bloggers Forum

Angry Bear Ken Houghton will be a panelist, and other participants in the conference include Mike Shedlock, Mark Thoma, Paul Romer, Alex Tabborak.

Economics Bloggers Forum
8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. CDT
Friday, March 19, 2010

Watch leading economics, technology, and finance bloggers discuss key policy issues and cutting-edge research on topics related to entrepreneurship, innovation, and growth.

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Agenda (all Central Times) includees:

9 a.m. Keynote Speaker
David Warsh, author of the online economics column, will discuss his experiences in and assessment of the nascent business of blogging in the context of the evolving print journalism industry. Warsh was a long-time economics columnist for the Boston Globe where he wrote online weekly for seven years. He is the author of three books, most recently Knowledge and the Wealth of Nations: a story of economic discovery.

9:30 a.m. Panel 1-Great Recession: Impact on America’s Future?
Moderator: Paul Kedrosky
Panelists: Bob McTeer, Megan McArdle, Mark Thoma

1:00 p.m. Persuasion and Norms
Paul Romer

1:30 p.m. Panel 2-Is Growth a Mystery? Haiti, Afghanistan, Africa…
Moderator: Tim Kane
Panelists: Alex Tabarrok, Allison Schrager

2:30 p.m. Panel 3-U.S. Fiscal Mess: How Does It End?
Moderator: Robert Litan
Panelists: Donald Marron, Ryan Avent, Ken Houghton, Mike Shedlock

3:45 p.m. Closing Remarks
Carl Schramm, president and CEO, Kauffman Foundation