IS THE GLOBAL RECOVERY FALTERING?

Eugene A. Ludwig, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Promontory Financial Group, and former Comptroller of the Currency of the United States
Raghuram G. Rajan, Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business
Gordon Segal, Cofounder, Crate and Barrel

Moderated by Michael H. Moskow, Vice Chairman and Senior Fellow on the Global Economy, The Chicago Council on Global Affairs, and former President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago

From Western Europe to Wall Street, consumer and investor confidence has been shaken by debt crises and political brinksmanship. The European Union faces significant problems with sovereign debt and undercapitalized banks. The debt ceiling debate and the subsequent rating downgrade of U.S. Treasuries have threatened America’s standing in global markets, and restoring fiscal sustainability without wrecking prospects for short-term growth remains a critical policy challenge. Are the United States and the European Union on the verge of a double-dip recession? How will policymakers manage these challenges? What sectors have the greatest potential to drive growth, and what will it take to ignite job creation? Join us for a panel discussion on current developments in the United States and abroad, and an assessment of whether the global economy is on the brink of recession.

Eugene Ludwig  Eugene A. Ludwig is founder and chief executive officer of Promontory Financial Group, LLC, a leading consulting firm for financial companies worldwide. Prior to founding Promontory, he was vice chairman and senior control officer of Bankers Trust/Deutsche Bank. Previously, Ludwig served for five years as comptroller of the currency of the United States. Ludwig is credited with improving the safety and soundness of supervision of the banking industry and developing a “supervision by risk” approach to bank supervision that has been adopted by leading regulators worldwide.
 
Raghuram Rajan Raghuram G. Rajan is the Eric J. Gleacher Distinguished Service Professor of Finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Rajan is also currently an economic advisor to the prime minister of India. Previously, he was the chief economist at the International Monetary Fund. He is a senior advisor to BDT Capital, Booz and Co., and is on the international advisory board of Bank Itau-Unibanco. Rajan is president of the American Finance Association and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
 
Gordon Segal is cofounder of Crate and Barrel, a $1.2 billion, multi-channel home furnishings retail chain, employing more than 8,000 associates. Crate and Barrel has over 100 stores in markets across the U.S., Canada, and Dubai. A former chairman of the National Retail Federation and a graduate and trustee of Northwestern University, Segal also serves on several civic boards, including the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Chicago Medical Center, the Chicago History Museum, and Lyric Opera of Chicago.
 
Michael H. Moskow Michael H. Moskow (moderator) is the vice chairman and senior fellow on the global economy at The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. From 1994 to 2007, he served as president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. In that capacity, he was a member of the Federal Open Market Committee, the Federal Reserve System's most important monetary policymaking body. Moskow's career includes service in the public and private sectors, as well as academia. He has been confirmed by the Senate for five U.S. government positions.

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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2011

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