Week Seven ::August 7–14, 2021

The State of the Economy: Where Do We Go From Here?

  • What drives the rebuilding of the economy in the wake of COVID-19? In the summer of 2021 — a year and a half after the pandemic plunged the U.S. into recession — we examine the state of “recovery” from Main Street to Wall Street; what has been lost and what has thrived; and what the crisis has laid bare in terms of necessary investments and structural reforms. How do we make our economy more resilient?
  • During this week we consider what building a new economy can and should look like, beyond high employment and growing businesses. Do we want an economy that looks like the one we had on January 1, 2020, or one that is more just in the distribution of wealth? What will we have learned during the months following the re-opening of the economy, and what are we learning from the approaches of other nations? What — and who — have we deemed essential in this new and evolving economy?
10:45 a.m. Lectures

Chautauqua Lecture Series (Morning Lectures)

10:30 a.m. EDT, Monday-Thursday, Amphitheater

Ideas and opinions are exchanged in an open, challenging atmosphere, and Chautauqua's knowledgeable audiences have the opportunity to participate in question-and-answer sessions at the conclusion of the lectures.


  • Monday, August 09, 2021 | 10:30am EDT

    Nancy Marshall-Genzer

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    Nancy Marshall-Genzer is senior reporter for American Public Media’s “Marketplace,” a nonprofit news organization that for more than 30 years has been on a mission to raise the economic intelligence of the country.

    Location: Amphitheater


  • Tuesday, August 10, 2021 | 10:30am EDT

    Robert Doar

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    Robert Doar was selected by American Enterprise Institute’s Board of Trustees to be the Institute’s 12th president, succeeding Arthur C Brooks on July 1, 2019. Doar leads one of the nation’s oldest and most respected public policy think tanks...

    Location: Amphitheater


  • Wednesday, August 11, 2021 | 10:30am EDT

    Raphael W. Bostic

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    Raphael W. Bostic serves as the 15th president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta, where he is responsible for all the Bank's activities, including monetary policy, bank supervision and regulation, and payment services. 

    Location: Amphitheater


  • Thursday, August 12, 2021 | 10:30am EDT

    Rebecca M. Henderson

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    Rebecca M. Henderson is one of 25 University Professors at Harvard, and holds the John and Natty McArthur University Professorship on the faculty of Harvard Business School. She will discuss her most recent book, Reimagining Capitalism in a World on Fire...

    Location: Amphitheater