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CFA San Diego

James Hamilton, Professor of Economics, Organizer
Eli Berman, Professor of Economics and Chair


Kenneth Rogoff


Jason Furman


Sandra Krieger


Edward Glaeser

The University of California, San Diego is pleased to present the 2017 UC San Diego Economics Roundtable Lecture Series. The Economics Roundtable continues an important UC San Diego partnership tradition between the academic and business communities by providing a forum for local business professionals and community leaders to exchange ideas and information with world-class economists and financial experts.

2017 Season Tickets are available for $150 (save $50!). Email econroundtable@ucsd.edu to purchase yours.

The Case for a Less-Cash Economy

UC San Diego Faculty Club
March 13
7:30-9:00 A.m.


Kenneth Rogoff

Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Economics
Harvard University

Kenneth Rogoff is the former Chief Economist of the International Monetary Fund and the author of hundreds of widely cited academic books and articles. His 2009 book with Carmen Reinhart, "This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly," reviewed the rich global history of debt and defaults. It offered a prescient insight into the problems that the world economy was about to experience and became an international best seller. His new book, "The Curse of Cash," documents that while new payment technologies are leading to less cash being used for legal transactions, there is an ever-growing demand for cash from the underground economy. Rogoff explores the challenges and opportunities these changes in the use of cash raise for policy.

The Decline of Men Working: Why It Is Happening, What It Means, and What to Do About It

UC San Diego Faculty Club
May 2
7:30-9:00 A.m.


Jason Furman

Former Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors

Since receiving his Ph.D. in economics from Harvard University, Jason Furman has been one of America's most influential economic advisers. He served as a member of Obama's Presidential Transition Team in 2008, Principal Deputy Director of the National Economic Council from 2009 to 2013, and was Chair of the President's Council of Economic Advisers from 2013-2017. He has also been a Senior Fellow at both the Brookings Institution and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. He has held visiting positions at various universities, including New York University's Graduate School of Public Policy. He will be discussing the dramatic decline in male labor-force participation rates and the implications for U.S. policy.

Facing Financial Meltdown: Reflections of a Central Bank Risk Officer

UC San Diego Faculty Club
August 23
7:30-9:00 A.m.


Sandra Krieger

Former Executive Vice President and Chief Risk Officer
Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Sandy Krieger spent 33 years at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York before retiring in 2015. Between 2008 and 2015, she was a member of the Bank's Management Committee and chaired the Bank's Risk Committee. At the height of the financial crisis, she built a Risk Group for the Federal Reserve Bank of New York to confront the critical risks the Bank incurred through its crisis-related transactions. She also had oversight for a period of time of the multi-billion dollars of the Bank's special lending facilities, and was the Bank's executive sponsor to the U.S. industry task force on triparty repo infrastructure. She received her Ph.D. in economics from UCSD.

Cities and Economic Growth

UC San Diego Faculty Club
November 13
7:30-9:00 A.m.


Edward Glaeser

Fred and Eleanor Glimp Professor of Economics
Harvard University

Edward Glaeser is the world's leading authority on the dynamics of cities and the role they play in developing new industries, adding to human capital and directing overall economic growth. He is the author of over a hundred articles and nearly a dozen books, including the New York Times Best Seller, "Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier." He has also written on house prices, inequality, and crime. He received his Ph.D. in economics from the University of Chicago in 1992.

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The cost to attend each event is $50 per person (includes refreshments and parking). A significant discount is available for UC San Diego alumni, faculty, staff and students as well as individuals who purchase tickets for all four events. For additional information, call (858) 534-9710 or email econroundtable@ucsd.edu.

The UC San Diego Department of Economics gratefully acknowledges the 2017 UC San Diego Economics Roundtable Steering Committee for its support.

Don Billings, Consultant
Promontory Financial Group

Jeff LaBerge, President
CFA Society San Diego

Jeff Lewin, Partner
Sullivan Hill Lewin Rez & Engel

Steve McCourt, Managing Principal
Meketa Investment Group


Terry Moore, CCIM-ACI Principal
ACI Apartments

Alan Nevin
Xpera Group

John Reis
Reis Investment Management

Lu Yu, Past President/Director
CFA Society San Diego

Sponsors, Partners and Table Underwriters

CFA Society: San Diego

The UCSD Economics Roundtable thanks Corporate Sponsor CFA Society San Diego; campus partner UCSD Alumni; and Table Underwriters Reis Investment Management, The San Diego Daily Transcript, Sullivan Hill Lewin Rez & Engel, Terry Moore, CCIM - ACI Apartments, and Xpera Group for generously supporting this series.

For more information: economics.ucsd.edu/roundtable
UC San Diego

9500 Gilman Dr., La Jolla, CA 92093 (858) 534-9710 econroundtable@ucsd.edu