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  Oct 22, 2014   |   Last update: August 4, 2014 @ 8:21 am

Austerity vs. Growth: Lessons for the US Economy

About the event:

The Rolapp Scholar Symposium

8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Moot Courtroom
S.J. Quinney College of Law

Join legal scholars, practitioners, and economists as they engage in a spirited and informed discussion about the effects that austerity measures might have on the U.S. economy.  Panels will consider subjects ranging from legislative and regulatory responses to lessons that U.S. might learn from the European experience in austerity. The keynote address will be provided by Kern Alexander, Chair of Law and Finance at the University of Zurich. Register here.



8:30-9:00 a.m.,
Registration and Continental Breakfast

Alexander Kern
9:00-10:00 a.m., (Please note start time change)
Key Note AddressKern Alexander, Chair of Law and Finance at the University of Zurich, Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Financial Analysis & Policy, University of Cambridge, S.J. Quinney 2013 Rolapp Scholar

10:00-10:15 a.m. Break

10:15 a.m. -12:30 p.m.,
Lessons from the European Experience:
Is Austerity a Viable Approach for the U.S. Economic Situation

Moderator: Professor Christian Johnson, S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah
Clay Lowery, former Assistant Secretary for International Affairs at the U.S. Treasury Department
Dr. Tim Kane, Chief Economist at the Hudson Institute
Dr. Tara Rice, Chief, Global Financial Institutions, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve
George Sutton, Partner, Jones Waldo Holbrook & McDonough

12:30-1:30 p.m., Lunch

1:30-3:30 p.m.,
Assessing the Legislative and Regulatory Answers to Economies in Crisis

Moderator: Professor Jeffrey Schwartz, University of Utah College of Law
Professor Steve Ramirez, Loyola University School of Law, Director Corporate Law Center
Professor Christian Johnson, University of Utah College of Law
Professor Jose Gabilondo, Florida International University School of Law
Professor Andre Cummings, Indiana Tech Law School


Free and open to the public. Register here.
Continental breakfast and lunch provided.
5 hours CLE.

For more information contact Kayla Bernard by email or phone 801-585-3440.

Limited meter parking available in the College of Law parking lot. Free parking available at Rice-Eccles Stadium or take TRAX University Line to the Stadium stop and walk a half block to the north.