Prominent Cornell economists from across the university gathered to provide advice to President Obama and to address questions from the Cornell community. They focused on the international financial crisis, as well as economic challenges in health care and employment policy.

Moderator Francine Blau from ILR Labor Economics was joined by:

  • Sean Nicholson, associate professor of policy analysis and management, College of Human Ecology
  • Maureen O'Hara, Robert W. Purcell professor of management, The Johnson School
  • Eswar Prasad, Tolani senior professor of trade policy, Department of Applied Economics and Management (AEM)
  • Karl Shell, Thorne professor of economics, Department of Economics

This session was held on Feb. 19, 2009 at Kennedy Hall and was sponsored by the Institute for the Advancement of Economics at Cornell (IAEC).