About the CPF Book Forum

The Center for Public Finance’s Book Forum hosts notable authors of current economics and business popular books to educate the public on important economic and business issues. The audience will be encouraged to read the book before the lecture and to participate in a lively discussion after a presentation by the author. Previous events in the Book Forum series are listed below.

September 16, 2019

Fiscal Therapy: Curing America's Debt Addiction and Investing in the Future

Author: Willam G. Gale

CPF Book Forum EventClick here to watch the event video with author William Gale.

Description: In this book, Gale outlines fiscal policy reforms to reduce the national debt and invest in our future; demonstrates benefits of new public investments in human and physical capital; and calls for action before imbalances and underinvestment weaken America.

The book is available at Oxford University Press

August 19, 2018 

Advice and Dissent: Why America Suffers When Economics and Politics Collide

Author: Alan S. Blinder

CPF Book Forum EventClick here to watch the event video with author Alan Blinder.

Description: Blinder tells us what politicians and economists must learn to fix America's failing economic policies.

The book is available at Amazon.

January 17, 2018

Side Effects and Complications: The Economic Consequences of Health Care Reform

Author: Casey B. Mulligan

CPF Book Forum Event: While the scheduled event was canceled due to the weather, Mulligan's book is available at the University of Chicago Press.

Description: Drawing on his extensive knowledge of the labor market and the economic theories at its foundation, Mulligan offers a wake-up call about the risks the Affordable Care Act poses for the economy.

September 21, 2017

The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living Since the Civil War

Author: Robert J. Gordon

CPF Book Forum EventClick here to watch the event video with author Robert J. Gordon.

Description: How America's high standard of living came to be and why future growth is under threat.

The book is available at Princeton University Press.