The U.S. Economy and the Road Ahead

Featuring: James Grant, Byron R. Wien (moderator)

The Byron Wien Lecture on Financial History

  • Wednesday, March 2, 6:30 – 7:30 pm ET
  • $44 (Members $32; Chairman’s Council, Free)
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Event Details:

As we continue to grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic and our cities and communities attempt to rebound, the societal shake-ups created by the pandemic also continue to shape the health of the U.S. economy in ways that are sure to resonate for years to come. Longtime financial observers survey how the economy has changed in recent years, discuss the impact of the Biden administration’s approach to today’s economic challenges, and forecast how the national economic climate might adjust to a post-Covid world.

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.

Proof of vaccination against COVID-19 is required for admission to public programs. Masks are required for all attendees older than age 2. 


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


Unable to attend in person? Join us via livestream! Livestream access: $30 (Members $20)

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