Spring Semester 2019 | Past Events

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Monday, February 25th, 2019 | 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

The Cost of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions


Energy Policy Seminar with Jim Stock, Harold Hitchings Burbank Professor of Political Economy, Harvard University. Lunch will be served.

Wednesday, February 27th, 2019 | 4:15 PM - 5:30 PM

Seminar in Environmental Economics & Policy

L-382 KAHN

Erin Mansur, Dartmouth College, presenting "Decompositions and Policy Consequences of an Extraordinary Decline in Air Pollution from Electricity Generation."

Thursday, February 28th, 2019 | 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

State-Firm Coordination and Upgrading: Reaching the Efficiency Frontier in Complex Industries


Angela Garcia Calvo is an M-RCBG Visiting Fellow, researching the interactions between large firms and governments in late industrializing economies and their influence in shaping economic transformation, focusing on Spain and South Korea and their trajectories in banking, ICT and automobiles.

This event is part of the M-RCBG Business & Government Seminar Series. Lunch will be served. RSVPs are helpful: mrcbg@hks.Harvard.edu

Thursday, February 28th, 2019 | 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM

Revisiting the Standard Macroeconomic Policy Framework: Should Monetary and Fiscal Policy Be More Closely Coordinated?

B-503 (M-RCBG conference room)

The standard macroeconomic policy framework rests on a strict separation of monetary and fiscal policy, and assigns the primary role for managing aggregate demand (“stabilization policy”) to an independent, technocratic central bank. This “flexible inflation targeting” framework developed in response to the challenges of high inflation in the 1960s and 1970s, and was informed by economic debates and developments in economic theory.

Thursday, April 4th, 2019 | 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Fintech, Small Business & the American Dream

Bell Hall

This seminar will be given by Karen Mills, senior fellow at Harvard Business School and former Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration (2009-2013). She is author of the forthcoming book: Fintech, Small Business & the American Dream: How Technology is Transforming Lending and Shaping a New Era of Small Business Opportunity. This seminar is part of the Regulatory Policy Program seminar series. Lunch will be served. Please RSVP to mrcbg@hks.harvard.edu