Economist from Prominent “Think Tank” To Speak

Kevin Hassett, a resident scholar of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research in Washington, D.C., will discuss the stock market in his talk, “Dow 36,000,” at Wake Forest University on April 15.

The free and public lecture will begin at 4 p.m. in Carswell Hall’s Annenburg Forum. The talk will cover issues discussed in today’s Wall Street Journal article, “Stock Prices Are Still Far Too Low,” co-authored by Hassett and AEI fellow James Glassman.

Hassett is one of only 50 scholars with AEI, which is considered one of the top “think tanks” in Washington. Before joining AEI, Hassett was a senior economist with the Federal Reserve System’s board of governors and an associate professor of economics and finance at Columbia University. He also served as a policy consultant to the U.S. Department of the Treasury during the Bush and Clinton administrations.

AEI’s scholars are among the foremost economists, legal scholars, political scientists and foreign policy experts in the country. The institution’s research covers economics and trade; social welfare; government tax, spending, regulatory and legal policies; American politics; international affairs; and U.S. defense and foreign policies. AEI publishes numerous books, articles, reports and the influential policy magazine, The American Enterprise.

Hassett’s talk is sponsored by Wake Forest’s economics department.

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