The Role of Economics and Economists in Public Policy and Public Debate

This conference will examine how economists engage with different groups of people. The topics will include sessions on how they influence public policy and public opinion, teaching approaches, evidence-based policy-making, the debate over the causes and consequences of inequality and an analysis of the responses to the experts panels run by the Initiative on Global Markets.

Attendance is by invitation only.

Program TBA


Date & Location

The conference will take place on April 28th and 29th, 2022.

The conference will take place at the Gleacher Center (450 Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago, IL 60611)


Anil K Kashyap, Stevens Distinguished Service Professor of Economics and Finance (University of Chicago Booth School of Business)

Christian Leuz, Joseph Sondheimer Professor of International Economics, Finance, and Accounting (University of Chicago Booth School of Business)

Romesh Vaitilingam, Writer & Media Consultant (Vox)


For questions or additional information, contact Peggy Eppink.