January 14, 2020

Public Lecture by Dean of Harvard Kennedy School

January 14, 2020, 14:45 – 16:15, Ground Floor, Fulbright University Vietnam, 105 Ton Dat Tien Str., Dist. 7, HCMC

Professor Douglas W. Elmendorf, Dean of Faculty, Harvard Kennedy School will provide a public lecture at Fulbright Campus on January 14th.

Themed as “Word Economy: Trends and prospects in the new decade”, he will provide the audience a brief overview of the world economy, trends and prospects in the near-term, potential impact of the upcoming presidential election on the world economy and how developing, very open economies like Vietnam should prepare for unpredictable changes in current global economic order.

He will also analyze one of the most vexing issue faced all governments nowadays: the rising income inequality. He will also discuss potential ideas to fix this problem.

Following Dr Elmendorf’s public lecture, Dr. Vu Thanh Tu Anh, Dean of Fulbright School of Public Policy and Management will moderate a panel discuss with leading Vietnamese experts on environmental challenges and policy responses in Mekong Delta.

Details as follows:
Time: 2:45PM – 4:15 PM, January 14, 2020
Venue: Ground Floor, Fulbright University Vietnam, 105 Ton Dat Tien Str., Dist. 7, HCMC
Registration link at: https://bit.ly/35nO7K6

Douglas W. Elmendorf began his tenure as dean and Don K. Price Professor of Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School in January 2016. He had been a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution after serving as the director of the Congressional Budget Office from January 2009 through March 2015. Before CBO, he spent two years at Brookings, where he was a senior fellow, the Edward M. Bernstein Scholar, and the director of the Hamilton Project. He was previously an assistant professor at Harvard University, a principal analyst at CBO, a senior economist at the White House’s Council of Economic Advisers, a deputy assistant secretary for economic policy at the Treasury Department, and an assistant director of the Division of Research and Statistics at the Federal Reserve Board.

In those positions, Elmendorf worked on budget policy, health care issues, the macroeconomic effects of fiscal policy, Social Security, income security programs, financial markets, macroeconomic analysis and forecasting, and a range of other topics. He earned his PhD and AM in economics from Harvard University, where he was a National Science Foundation graduate fellow, and his AB summa cum laude from Princeton University.