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The Need to Expand Economic Opportunity

  The pursuit of economic opportunity for all Americans is as important to the health of the country’s economy as it is to the strength of its democracy. The promise that hard work and determination will yield economic success is a central American ideal, but it has been called into question as secular economic forces […]

New York Times: How to Get Americans to Love Capitalism Again

Originally published in New York Times. American capitalism is at a serious inflection point. Many Americans, including the two of us, are alarmed by enormous levels of inequality and by declining economic mobility. We are concerned that in many cases American markets are no longer the most competitive in the world. And, we worry that […]

Economic Strategy Group Member Statement, December 2019

Aspen Economic Strategy Group (AESG) Member Statement December 2019 We, the undersigned members of the AESG, have collectively worked at the highest levels of the policy, business, government, academic, and civic communities. We believe that our nation’s economic policies need to be adjusted so that more people participate more fully in our economic success. We […]

Sue Desmond-Hellmann, M.D, M.P.H

SUSAN D. DESMOND-HELLMANN is a physician scientist who has spent the past four decades as an innovator and leader in life sciences. Dr. Desmond-Hellmann most recently served as the Chief Executive Officer of Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, stepping down in January 2020 to become Senior Advisor and Board Member of the Gates Medical Research […]

Diana Farrell

DIANA FARRELL is the founding President and Chief Executive Officer of the JPMorgan Chase Institute. Previously, Diana was a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company where she was the Global Head of the McKinsey Center for Government and the McKinsey Global Institute. Diana served in the White House as Deputy Director of the National Economic […]

Roger Ferguson

ROGER W. FERGUSON, JR., is president and chief executive officer of TIAA, the leading provider of retirement services in the academic, research, medical, and cultural fields and a Fortune 100 financial services organization. Ferguson is the former vice chairman of the Board of Governors of the United States Federal Reserve System. Prior to joining TIAA […]

Laurence D. Fink

LAURENCE D. FINK is Founder, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BlackRock, Inc. He and seven partners founded BlackRock in 1988, and under his leadership, the firm has grown into a global leader in investment and technology solutions to help investors build better financial futures. Today, BlackRock is trusted to manage more money than any […]

Kristin Forbes

KRISTIN J. FORBES is the Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Professor of Management and Global Economics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sloan School of Management. She has regularly rotated between academia and senior policy positions. From 2014 to 2017 she was an external member of the Monetary Policy Committee for the Bank of England. From 2003 […]

Jason Furman

JASON FURMAN is Professor of the Practice of Economic Policy jointly at Harvard Kennedy School (HKS) and the Department of Economics at Harvard University. He is also nonresident senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. This followed eight years as a top economic adviser to President Obama, including serving as the 28th Chairman […]

Timothy Geithner

TIMOTHY F. GEITHNER is currently President of Warburg Pincus, a global private equity firm. Mr. Geithner was the 75th Secretary of the Treasury for the first term of President Barack Obama’s administration. Between 2003 and 2009, Mr. Geithner served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. He first […]