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Session 1: Prosperity

Illustration of a hand holding money.

9:15 – 10:45 a.m. CT  |  Madison Ballroom

In recent years, the Great Recession, the COVID-19 pandemic, and the global financial crisis have completely reshaped the U.S. economy and resulted in a troubling rise in inequality. Panelists will discuss their views on how the U.S. has handled these crises, the role inflation, debt, and deficits play in the U.S. economy, and what should be done to address these unprecedented challenges.

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Mark Copelovitch

Professor of Public Affairs and Political Science

Menzie Chinn

Professor of Public Affairs and Economics

Michael Knetter

CEO of the Wisconsin Foundation and Alumni Association