Trumponomics and the Global Economy

Ross Levine, Willis H. Booth Chair in Banking and Finance, Berkeley-Haas

The global economy faces many challenges and offers many opportunities. How will the new U.S. Administration and Congress shape the global economy? Will the emerging set of policies tend to foster entrepreneurship, innovation, and enduring improvements in economic prosperity? This talk examines the challenges and opportunities facing the global economy and the likely impact of “Trumponomics.”

Ross Levine is the Willis H. Booth Professor of Banking and Finance at the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Professor Levine is also a member of the Council of Foreign Relations, a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research, a Senior Fellow at the Milken Institute, and a member of the Advisory Committee of the European Systemic Risk Board. He received his PhD from UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles) in 1987 after graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Cornell University.

Since completing his studies, Professor Levine has worked both in the policy realm and in academia. He worked at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and World Bank, where he managed and conducted operational programs on the regulation of financial systems. Since moving to academia, Professor Levine has continued to examine the linkages between financial sector policies, the operation of financial systems, and the functioning of economies.

Professor Levine is typically ranked among the ten most influential researchers in all of economics and business. He continues to consult regularly with the World Bank, the International Monetary Fund, and private financial institutions.

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