Monday, March 07, 2016
Nationally-known economist Glenn Hubbard to speak at Butler March 31
Former White House economic advisor to give free presentation
El Dorado, Kan. – Is the U.S. economy getting better or worse? The question regularly sparks debates across the nation. Later this month, the public has the opportunity to hear from an expert in the field during an event hosted by the Butler Community College Humanities and Social Sciences Division.
Glenn Hubbard, dean and Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics at Columbia Business School, will present a free talk, Thursday, March 31, at 4 p.m. in the Hubbard Welcome Center at Butler of El Dorado. Hubbard’s talk entitled, “All I Need for Understanding Economics I Learned in the Real World (and from a Good Textbook),” will highlight how using narratives animate teaching economics, and will touch on concerns about employment and consumer finance.
Hubbard served from 2001 – 2003 as chairman of the U.S. Council of Economic Advisers, an agency which advises the U.S. President on economic policy. He has also appeared as an expert source on Bloomberg.com and “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos on ABC News.
The March 31 event is open to business and civic leaders, high school and college instructors and students, as well as interested members of the public.
“We’re delighted Dr. Hubbard is able to spend time with us,” said Noreen Templin, Butler economics instructor. “I think anyone truly interested in the current situation of our country will find his talk interesting, especially since it’s a campaign year.”
The presentation will include a 45-minute talk and a Q&A session with a public reception immediately following in the Lattner Family Foundation Entry of the Hubbard Welcome Center.
Hubbard received his BA and BS degrees summa cum laude from the University of Central Florida and also holds AM and Ph.D. degrees in economics from Harvard University. In addition to writing more than 100 scholarly articles in economics and finance, Hubbard is the author of three popular textbooks, as well as co-author of The Aid Trap: Hard Truths About Ending Poverty, Balance: The Economics of Great Powers From Ancient Rome to Modern America, and Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise: Five Steps to a Better Health Care System. His commentaries appear in Business Week, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the Financial Times, the Washington Post, Nikkei, and the Daily Yomiuri, as well as on television and radio.
In the corporate sector, he is on the boards of ADP, BlackRock Closed-End Funds, and MetLife. In addition, he is co-chair of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation; he is a past Chair of the Economic Club of New York and a past co-chair of the Study Group on Corporate Boards.
Glenn and his family live in New York.