Student Loans, Debt, Jobs in a Changing Market

Thursday, April 30, 2015 at 07:30 PM
Ramapo High School in Franklin Lakes, NJ

Student loans, accumulating debt, the job market, the value of a college education, college access and more are the complex issues not just of concern to young people and their families but to the overall interests of the future of America. This  program affords the opportunity to get the results of  research and the experience of two distinguished experts.

andrew.jpgAndrew Haughwout Andy Haughwout is a Senior Vice President and Function Head in the Research and Statistics Group. He is a co-editor of the Liberty Street Economics blog. In addition to his duties at the Bank, he serves on a Transportation Research Board panel investigating the value of transportation spending as economic stimulus. He is a past Chair of the North American Regional Science Council and the Federal Reserve System Committee on Regional Analysis andserves on the Advisory Boardof the Journal of Regional Science.

William.jpgWilliam M. Rodgers III William M. Rodgers, III is Professor of Public Policy and Chief Economist at the Heldrich Center for Workforce Development at Rutgers University.  Rodgers is a member of the graduate faculty of Rutgers' School of Management and Labor Relations, and a senior research affiliate of the National Poverty Center, University of Michigan. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Social Insurance, and serves as the Academy’s Vice President. Rodgers also serves on the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Technical Advisory Committee.

Nobel Laureate Economist Joseph Stiglitz

Monday, May 11, 2015 at 07:00 PM
Bergen Community College in Paramus, NJ

The Great Divide

America’s Growing Income inequality

stiglitz.jpgHow has America become the most unequal advanced country in the world, and what can we do about it? In his latest book, THE GREAT DIVIDE, Joseph E. Stiglitz expands on the diagnosis he offered in his best-selling book The Price of Inequality and suggests ways to counter America’s growing problem. With his signature blend of clarity and passion, Stiglitz argues that inequality is a choice—the cumulative result of unjust policies and misguided priorities.

Joseph E. Stiglitz is a Nobel Prize–winning economist and the best-selling author of The Price of Inequality, Freefall, and Globalization and Its Discontents. He is a columnist for the New York Times and Project Syndicate and has written for Vanity Fair, Politico, The Atlantic, and Harper’s. He teaches at Columbia University and lives in New York City.


Bruce Mizrach is a professor in the Department of Economics at Rutgers University.  He has held appointments at Boston College, the Wharton School, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, and NYU Stern. Mizrach is the founder and editor of Studies in Nonlinear Dynamics and Econometrics.

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