The coronavirus pandemic has shaken economic foundations across the globe. Following the presidential inauguration, longtime financial observers examine the economic successes and actions of the past few years, explore how the economy influenced the 2020 election, and forecast how the Biden administration’s policies could impact the national economic climate.
PROGRAM CANCELLATION:This program has been canceled to help support the city’s efforts to contain the spread of COVID-19 and to protect the health of our visitors and staff. More details on our Visit page. New-York Historical Society will reach out to all ticket buyers to review refund and ticket-to-donation options.
Thank you very much for your support of the New-York Historical Society and its public programs.
Since taking office, President Donald J. Trump has made U.S. economic growth one of the central priorities for his administration. Inheriting a growing economy from the Obama administration, by the end of 2018 unemployment had dropped to its lowest numbers in nearly half a century, while business profits and consumer confidence have continued rising. Longtime observers James Grant and Byron R.
During the 2016 presidential election, the U.S. economy was a top issue for American voters—but where does the U.S. economy stand today? Experts discuss the state of the economy under President Trump and uncover how the current administration might shape America’s financial future.
James Grant is the founder and editor of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer. Byron R. Wien is Vice Chairman of Private Wealth Solutions at Blackstone.
Throughout history, the United States has experienced myriad financial booms and busts—always with reverberating influence on society, politics, and daily life in America. Join leading economic scholar Carmen Reinhart, in conversation with Byron R. Wien, for a riveting discussion on the past, present, and future of the American economy.
In 1913, after a series of disastrous financial panics shook the nation, Congress was persuaded to approve the landmark Federal Reserve Act. Renowned financial author Roger Lowenstein reveals the rich history and key players behind the drama-filled creation of America’s central bank, which ultimately enabled the young country to become a global financial powerhouse.
The United States emerged as the world’s sole superpower after the collapse of the Soviet Union. But as foreign economies rapidly expand and investments move overseas, America now finds itself in an increasingly competitive world. Facing myriad concerns, including high unemployment and a ballooning national debt, how can the United States reassert itself as a formidable competitor and innovator on the international stage?
Armed with the world’s largest population and stunning economic and technological growth, China has emerged as a world superpower; it has been one of the most dramatic developments of our time. Is China poised to replace the United States as the world’s most influential nation? Is that change inevitable? Or has it already happened? Experts discuss China’s continued rise and how America’s role in world affairs will change.