US Economy

Building a More Resilient US Economy

August 4, 2023  • Aspen Community Programs

In collaboration with the Aspen Economic Strategy Group
Featuring Adena T. Friedman, Chair and CEO, Nasdaq; Rob Portman, former US Senator from Ohio; and Cecilia Rouse, former Chair, Council of Economic Advisers; in conversation with Greg Ip, Chief Economics Commentator and Deputy Economics Editor, The Wall Street Journal. The US economy faces stubbornly high inflation, rising interest rates, and a potential recession. These challenges have been made even harder by a series of shocks: the pandemic, supply chain disruptions, the invasion of Ukraine, bank failures, budget brinkmanship and growing tensions between China and the West. This session explores how policymakers and key stakeholders in the economy can navigate these shocks to keep the economy and labor market as resilient as possible.