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Unless otherwise stated all public lectures are free and require no tickets. For further information about our lectures please contact Jo Cantlay, tel: +44(0)20-7955-7285 or email: j.m.cantlay@lse.ac.uk
LSE/CEP Public Lecture
Whither America?

Professor Paul Krugman
Princeton

[Photo: Paul Krugman]

Transcript available [PDF]
Wednesday 26th May 2004

6.00 pm, Old Theatre, Old Building,
London School of Economics, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE
The United States has long been the outlier among Western democracies, with lower taxes and a less extensive welfare state than Europe or Canada. Over the last three years a powerful political coalition has made a push to widen that gap still further, shrinking the revenue base and launching an attack on the core social insurance programs. Is America about to become a very different country?

Professor Paul Krugman will speak on the economic status of America at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) on Wednesday 26 May.

Paul Krugman is one of the world's most famous economists. As a researcher he invented the 'new trade theory' and won the John Bates Clark Medal for the best American economist under 40. He is a prolific author and writes a column in the New York Times. He holds a chair at Princeton. His new book The Great Unraveling has been a national bestseller in the US.

Professor Lord Layard, LSE, will chair this event.

These lectures are free and open to all with no ticket required. For more information please contact Jo Cantlay, tel: +44(0)20-7955-7285 or email: j.m.cantlay@lse.ac.uk