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Jobs Now, Jobs in the Future - May 2009

The financial crisis has resulted in rising unemployment, and a fear we might be seeing a situation not experienced since the 1930s. The Policy Forum looks at a range of issues.  First, where are we right now and how is the rest of the world doing?  Next, how will this affect manufacturing and what is the Administration's next steps? In particular, what form of stimulus is the best for reducing unemployment.

There are also concerns about the long term - can clean tech lead the way, what about the traditional Wall Street positions, and can medical entrepreneurship turn a problem into a growth area?



Welcome - Ward Hanson, Policy Forum Director

Economic Challenges and Unemployment

Alice Rivlin, Brookings Institution and former director of OMB, Economic Challenges and U.S. Unemployment

T.N. Srinivasan, Yale University and SCID, Impact of Global Economic Shocks on India and China

Manufacturing Jobs and Middle Class Wages

George Eads, CRA International, Can the Auto Industry be Saved in the U.S.?

John Pencavel, Stanford University, Labor Unions and the Employee Free Choice Act

The Policy View From the Capitol

Cecilia Rouse, Council of Economic Advisers and Princeton University

Lunch and Discussion:  Will the Stimulus Bill Provide Jobs?

Brad DeLong, University of California - Berkeley

Pete Klenow, Stanford University

Do High Skills Guarantee Future Success?

Darrell Duffie, Stanford University, The Future of Wall Street

Jay Bhattacharya, Stanford University, Why Do Specialist Physicians Earn More Than Generalist Physicians?

Andy Chan, Stanford University, The Value of an MBA

Just Do It:  Recent Stanford Grads Pioneering Clean Tech

Doug Allen, E3

Dimitri Dadiomov, Better Place

Rebecca Levin, U.S. Department of Energy

The Economic Impacts of Clean Technology

Andrea Larson, University of Virginia, Clean Tech Entrepreneurship

Experimental Man: On the Future of Personalized Medicine

David Duncan, Author, and University of California-Berkeley