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"America Works" Economic Roundtable
November 19, 2001

Members of President Bush's economic team recently hosted a panel discussion at the Chicago GSB's Gleacher Center. The event focused on key issues currently facing the retail industry including shifts in consumer spending and sales prospects during the holiday season. Dean Edward A. Snyder participated in the panel that included corporate CEO's and other industry representatives.

HOSTS
Donald Evans, U.S. Secretary of Commerce
Glenn Hubbard, Chairman, President's Council of Economic Advisors
Lawrence Lindsey, Director, National Economic Council

PANELISTS
Perry DiGirolamo, Owner, Chocolateer Confections
Alan Lacy, Chairman and CEO, Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Allan McCollough, President and CEO, Circuit City
Tracy Mullin, President, National Retail Federation
Gordon Segal, CEO, Crate and Barrel
Edward A. Snyder, Dean and Professor of Economics, Chicago GSB
John Spencer, Store Manager, Sears, Roebuck and Co.

STREAMING AUDIO
Windows Media format
» Listen to the Roundtable (53 min.)
» Listen to the Question & Answer Session (44 min.)

VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
Windows Media format
Dean Edward A. Snyder, Chicago GSB
» The Chicago GSB perspective (3:19)
Glenn Hubbard, President's Council of Economic Advisors
» Importance of household spending (1:54)
Alan Lacy, Sears, Roebuck and Co.
» Post-9/11 shifts in spending (1:41)


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