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Social Impact Webinar Series, State of Modern Political Economy

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State of Modern Political Economy

with professors Raymond HortonR. Glenn Hubbard, and Tano Santos

Monday, April 27, 2020
6:30-7:30 p.m. EDT (TBD)
Webinar details included in RSVP confirmation email.

This lecture will examine the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on American and international political economies. Professors Horton, Hubbard, and Santos will also discuss ways in which business leaders might adapt business policy in response to the evolving pandemic. They look forward to an open discussion with participants.


About the Speakers:

Raymond Horton
Frank R. Lautenberg Professor of Ethics and Corporate Governance, Faculty Director of Programs in Social Enterprise, and Founder of the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise at Columbia Business School

Professor Horton teaches the popular elective course Modern Political Economy. A member of the Columbia Business School faculty since 1970, he served two years while on leave from the School as Executive Director of the Temporary Commission on City Finances during the New York City fiscal crisis, and later served 15 years as Director of Research and President of the Citizens Budget Commission. His publications on municipal finance and public and nonprofit management include 14 books, numerous journal articles and policy studies. In 1981, he founded the Public and Nonprofit Management Program at the School. In 2000, that program morphed into the Social Enterprise Program and later the Tamer Center for Social Enterprise. Since 2009, he has also served as Faculty Director of Programs in Social Enterprise in the School's Executive Education division.

Professor Horton received his B.A. from Grinnell College, his J.D. from Harvard Law School, and his Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University. He resides in Brooklyn, New York with his wife Jacqueline Dinan.

R. Glenn Hubbard
Dean Emeritus, Russell L. Carson Professor of Finance and Economics, and Faculty Director of the Chazen Institute for Global Business at Columbia Business School

Professor Hubbard is a specialist in public finance, managerial information and incentive problems in corporate finance, and financial markets and institutions. He has written more than 90 articles and books on corporate finance, investment decisions, banking, energy economics and public policy, including two textbooks, and has co-authored Healthy, Wealthy, & Wise: Five Steps to a Better Health Care System. In a recent book, Tax Policy and Multinational Corporations, he argues that U.S. tax policy significantly affects financing and investment decisions of multinational corporations. Hubbard has applied his research interests in business (as a consultant on taxation and corporate finance to many corporations), in government (as deputy assistant of the U.S. Treasury Department and as a consultant to the Federal Reserve Board, Federal Reserve Bank of New York and many government agencies) and in academia (in faculty collaboration or visiting appointments at Columbia, University of Chicago and Harvard).

Tano Santos
David L. and Elsie M. Dodd Professor of Finance and Co-director of the Heilbrunn Center for Graham and Dodd Investing at Columbia Business School.

Professor Santos' research focuses on two distinct areas. A first interest is the field of asset pricing with a particular emphasis on theoretical and empirical models that can account for the predictability of returns, both in the time series and the cross section. A second interest of Professor Santos is applied economic theory, specifically, the economics of financial innovations as well as theory of organizations. He teaches options markets.



Social Impact Webinar Series
This webinar series was designed to engage our social enterprise community during New York's Shelter in Place recommendation. Our intention is to continue to disseminate best practices for the social enterprise sector, as well as discuss the pressing social and environmental challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic to ensure vulnerable and marginalized community needs are still addressed. All webinars will be recorded and shared on the center's COVID-19 Relief and Response webpage,

April 27th, 2020 from  6:30 PM to  8:30 PM