Is the U.S. Headed for Stagflation?


August 10, 2022
2:00pm to 3:00pm ET

Persistent supply shocks and geopolitics point to continued upward pressure on inflation. Meanwhile, the strain on real incomes from rising prices and the Fed’s tightening of monetary policy pose risks to growth. In the longer-term, population aging, declining fertility, and a costly and difficult green energy transition all point to lower long-term potential growth (stagnation). Is the U.S. at risk of stagflation, an economic dynamic not seen since the 1970s?

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  1. August 10, 2022 2:00 pm Introductory Remarks

    Daniel R. Porterfield, President and CEO, The Aspen Institute

  2. August 10, 2022 2:50 pm Panel Discussion

    Laurence D. Fink, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BlackRock

    Neel Kashkari, President and Chief Executive Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

    Melissa S. Kearney, Director, Aspen Economic Strategy Group; Neil Moskowitz Professor of Economics, University of Maryland

    Lawrence H. Summers, Charles W. Eliot University Professor and President Emeritus, Harvard University

    Moderator: Greg Ip, Chief Economics Commentator and Deputy Economics Editor, The Wall Street Journal

  3. August 10, 2022 2:50 pm Audience Q&A