Research on Tap: Three Forces Shaping the 2024 Economy

When: May 21, 2024 5:00PM - May 31, 2024 8:00PM


The Washington Center for Equitable Growth on May 21 hosted its marquee event, “Research on Tap: Three Forces Shaping the 2024 Economy,” at the National Union Building in Washington, DC. Guests showed up for drinks, dialogue, and debate, as a panel of experts discussed how the forces of climate changegenerative AI, and racial inequality are affecting the U.S. economy.

The panel—moderated by NPR’s Adrian Ma, host of The Indicator from Planet Money—featured University of Pennsylvania environmental and labor economist R. Jisung Park, Washington University in St. Louis sociology professor and vice dean Adia Harvey Wingfield, and The Brookings Institution fellow Molly Kinder. The event drew policymakers, journalists, academics, advocates, and other thought leaders to discuss how the U.S. economy is and should be adapting to large-scale disruptions and new technologies, what drives inequality and growth, and how structural change should be at the center of any economic policy debates in this presidential election year.

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This was an opportunity to meet with leading congressional and administration staff, think tank policy wonks, economists, academic researchers, and advocates to share ideas over drinks, hors d’œuvres, and informal discussions.

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This event marked the relaunch of this Equitable Growth event series in a hybrid format, with a streaming component for those who were not in Washington or could not attend in-person.


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