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Rising Expectations: Oh United States Economy, Whither Thou Goest?

Seminar Objective

Despite unabated inflationary pressures, the U.S. economy is still growing steadily. However, in the midst of uncertainty, the diagnosis and evaluations of the U.S. economic conditions are divided among experts.

On January 24, 2023, by welcoming a Harvard economist, CIGS held a video-recorded event entitled “Rising Expectations: Oh United States Economy, Whither Thou Goest?” We are concerned with the following issues:

(1) What are the key drivers of inflation?

(2) What is the most appropriate policy tool to address these key drivers of inflation?

(3) How can we interpret contradictory economic indicators?

(4) Which is the most likely scenario for this year?

(5) How might the current debt ceiling conflict affect this scenario?

The speaker is Jay Rosengard, Adjunct Lecturer, the Harvard Kennedy School, and the discussant is Tomoyuki Fukumoto, Professor of Economics, Osaka University of Economics. The chair of the event is Jun Kurihara, Research Director, CIGS.

Program: Introduction (133KB)

Presentation: Rising Expectations Oh United States Economy, Whither Thou Goest? (87KB)


Jay K. Rosengard
Jay K. Rosengard

Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, has forty years of international experience designing, implementing, and evaluating development policies in public finance and fiscal strategy, tax and budget reform, municipal finance and management, intergovernmental fiscal relations, banking and financial institutions development, financial inclusion, micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) finance, mobile banking, and public administration.

Tomoyuki Fukumoto

Professor, Osaka University of Economics