CBAC Economics and Public Policy Forum

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Chicago

September 7, 2011: 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM

The Economics and Public Policy Forum is a monthly discussion group of Booth alumni and students who gather over lunch to discuss a pre-selected topic and reading material. This is a collegial gathering of equals and we do not present speakers. The topic and pre-reading for September is Entrepreneurship and the Economy.


Kopecky, Schumacher & Bleakley, P.C.
Suite 1620
203 N. LaSalle St.
Chicago, Illinois

Event Details

High youth unemployment is endemic in many parts of the world. Plus, the labor force in parts of the world is set to increase from 50% (China) to 100% (sub-Saharan Africa) in some countries by 2050. Many people believe entrepreneurship can be an economic engine to help solve widespread unemployment and economic malaise. Many tools and indices have been developed by economists to help measure how various countries compare in their creation and support of new business enterprises. Join us for a group discussion on entrepreneurship as an economic engine, generally, as well as its role in absorbing “excess” labor. Please read the brief articles below so you can more fully participate in the discussion. (Box lunches from Corner Bakery will be provided.)

Uncorking enterprise, The Economist, Feb. 24, 2011
Investing in start-ups, The pivotal moment, The Economist, Dec. 2, 2010


$15.00 CBAC Members and Current Booth Students
$20.00 Non-CBAC Members
(box lunch from Corner Bakery included)


Register Online

Deadline: 9/6/2011

Speaker Profiles

Elizabeth A. Bleakley (Moderator) '02
Attorney, CBAC VP Continuing Education, Kopecky, Schumacher & Bleakley, P.D.

Dennis Aust (Moderator) '80
Managing Director, CBAC Chair, CharterMast Partners


Elizabeth A. Bleakley, '02