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Event Description

Inflation in the United States is at its highest point in 30 years. The labor market is suffering from both a tight job market and, in many industries, workers leaving their jobs in droves.

With consumers having to pay more for goods, crippling supply-chain problems leading to empty shelves at stores, and the so-called Great Resignation causing uncertainty for both employees and employers, what’s the future of the global economy in 2022—and beyond?


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Austan D. Goolsbee

Robert P. Gwinn Professor of Economics

Austan D. Goolsbee previously served in Washington as the chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and a member of President Obama’s cabinet. His research has earned him recognition as a Fulbright Scholar and an Alfred P. Sloan fellow. He has been named one of the 100 Global Leaders for Tomorrow by the World Economic Forum. 

Austan D. Goolsbee
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Randall S. Kroszner

Deputy Dean for Executive Programs and Norman R. Bobins Professor of Economics

Randall S. Kroszner served as a governor of the Federal Reserve System from 2006 until 2009. He chaired the committee on Supervision and Regulation of Banking Institutions and the committee on Consumer and Community Affairs. He took a leading role in developing responses to the financial crisis and in undertaking new initiatives to improve consumer protection and disclosure.

Randall S. Kroszner
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Raghuram G. Rajan

Katherine Dusak Miller Distinguished Service Professor of Finance

Raghuram G. Rajan was the 23rd governor of the Reserve Bank of India from September 2013 to September 2016. Between 2003 and 2006, he was the chief economist and director of research at the International Monetary Fund. Rajan’s research interests are in banking, corporate finance, and economic development, especially the role played by finance.

Raghuram G. Rajan


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Kathleen Hays

Global Economics and Policy Editor for Bloomberg Television and Radio

Kathleen Hays covers the global economy and central banks and the policymakers who run them. Recognized as one of the top economics reporters and anchors in the country, she has covered the US economy and the Federal Reserve for more than 30 years and recently broadened her coverage to Europe and Asia. Hays can be seen and heard on “Bloomberg Daybreak Asia,” “Bloomberg Asia Markets,” and on Bloomberg Radio’s “Bloomberg Markets P.M.”

Kathleen Hays