Amidst a resurgence in COVID-19 caseloads and continuing economic devastation from the pandemic, we urge Congress to enact legislation that focuses on the core measures necessary to provide additional fiscal relief as quickly as possible and no later than the end of this calendar year. A bipartisan relief package should include—first and foremost—additional funding to […]
The Economic Strategy Group's third annual policy volume focuses on the economics of the middle class, geographic disparities in economic opportunity, and U.S. policy options to address climate change.
HENRY M. PAULSON JR. is the founder and chairman of the Paulson Institute, which aims to foster a United States-China relationship that maintains global order in a rapidly evolving world. He is also the co-chair of the Aspen Economic Strategy Group, and co-chair of the Bloomberg New Economy Forum Advisory Board. Paulson served as the […]
ERSKINE B. BOWLES is co-chair of the Aspen Economic Strategy Group. He began his business career at Morgan Stanley and went on to found and lead Bowles, Hollowell, Conner, which became the preeminent investment bank focused on middle market mergers and acquisitions. He subsequently co-founded the middle market private equity firm Carousel Capital, served as […]
MELISSA S. KEARNEY is the Neil Moskowitz Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland. She is also director of the Aspen Economic Strategy Group; a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research; and a nonresident senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Kearney’s scholarly research focuses on poverty, inequality, and social policy in […]
RUTH PORAT joined Google as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in May 2015 and has also held the same title at Alphabet since it was created in October 2015. She is responsible for Finance, Business Operations, People Operations and Real Estate & Workplace Services. Prior to joining Google, Ruth was Executive Vice President […]
PENNY PRITZKER is an entrepreneur, civic leader, and philanthropist with more than 30 years of experience in numerous industries. Pritzker is the founder and chairman of PSP Partners, a global private investment firm that takes a long-term, fundamental approach to investing in and building market-leading businesses in sectors such as professional services, real estate, technology, […]
MARK WEINBERGER was the Global Chairman and CEO of EY, a leading global professional services organization with approximately 300,000 people, operating in more than 150 countries. Mark’s government experience includes serving as Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury (Tax Policy) in the George W. Bush Administration. Mark was also appointed by President […]