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The Economy and the 2020 Election
The Byron Wien Lecture on Financial History
James Grant, Byron R. Wien (moderator)
Thu, March 26th, 2020 | 6:30 pm
(Members $32)

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As the 2020 election approaches, the economy remains one of the most important issues to American voters. Vying for a second term in office, President Donald J. Trump has emphasized the importance of U.S. economic might. Longtime observers examine current trends— micro and macro, from Main Street to Wall Street that include employment indicators, gross domestic product, and consumer price indexes—and discuss how both the domestic and foreign economic climate will impact the national dialogue.

James Grant is the founder and editor of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer. Byron R. Wien (moderator) is vice chairman of Private Wealth Solutions at Blackstone.

They are trustees of the New-York Historical Society.


The Robert H. Smith Auditorium at the New-York Historical Society, 170 Central Park West, New York, NY 10024


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