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The Economy and the President
The Byron Wien Lecture on Financial History
James Grant, Byron R. Wien (moderator)
Tue, January 26, 2021 | 6 pm ET | $20 (Members, $10; Chairman's Council, Free)


Presented LIVE on Zoom

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.

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.


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