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Public Affairs Forum

Exploring national issues from an economic perspective

The Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta hosts a series of Public Affairs Forums featuring noted speakers who offer insightful economic perspectives on emerging public policy issues that affect the U.S. and regional economies. Academic, business, and civic leaders from Atlanta and surrounding areas are invited to engage in conversation and hear the speaker discuss the issues. Forum attendance is by invitation only.

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October 22
Sustainable Economic Development: Will Atlanta Be Ready for 2050?
Matthew E. Kahn, Professor, Institute of the Environment, Department of Public Policy, Department of Economics, Anderson School of Management, and School of Law
University of California–Los Angeles

July 23
Aging and Economic Decision Making: Older and Wiser?
Eric J. Johnson, Norman Eig Professor of Business and Director, Center for Decision Sciences Columbia University
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July 17
The Economics of Sport: What's the Score? (Birmingham Branch)
Robert A. Baade, A.B. Dick Professor of Economics and Business
Lake Forest College
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May 20
The Federal Reserve as a Lender of Last Resort: An Historical Perspective
Michael D. Bordo, Board of Governors Professor of Economics and Director, Center for Monetary and Financial History, Rutgers University
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March 12
Behavioral Economics: Too Much Influence on Policy?
Glenn Harrison, C.V. Starr Chair of Risk Management and Insurance and Director, Center for the Economic Analysis of Risk, Georgia State University
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