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Austerity vs. Growth: Lessons for the US Economy

March 1, 2013 @ 8:30 am - 3:30 pm


The Rolapp Scholar Symposium

S.J. Quinney College of Law, Moot Courtroom

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

5 hours CLE, email communications@law.utah.edu


March 1, 2013
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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