Dec 16: Big Ideas Breakfast: It’s the Economy, Stupid

Please join us for breakfast on December 16 with Roosevelt’s Chief Economist Joseph Stiglitz in discussion with Roosevelt President & CEO Felicia Wong. Stiglitz and Wong will discuss the implications of a Trump administration on key economic policies; and the role the progressive community will need to play in promoting important policies that affect middle and low-income workers and challenging new trickle-down economic efforts including privatization of public infrastructure, tax cuts for the wealthy, and gutting financial regulation.

The Roosevelt Institute created the Rewriting the Rules economic agenda that provides a road map for addressing income inequality and many of the economic challenges so many Americans face.

Friday, December 16, 2016
Breakfast available at 7:30 AM
Discussion begins promptly at 8 AM
Concluding at 9AM (Including Q&A)

NEW Location: DoubleTree
569 Lexington Avenue
Chrysler Meeting Room, Penthouse Level
New York, NY 10022

This event is by invitation only. RSVP to Monica at


Joseph-StiglitzJoseph E. Stiglitz 
is an American economist and a professor at Columbia University. He is also the co-chair of the High-Level Expert Group on the Measurement of Economic Performance and Social Progress at the OECD, and the Chief Economist of the Roosevelt Institute. A recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences (2001) and the John Bates Clark Medal (1979), he is a former senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank and a former member and chairman of the (US president’s) Council of Economic Advisers.

In 2000, Stiglitz founded the Initiative for Policy Dialogue, a think tank on international development based at Columbia University. He has been a member of the Columbia faculty since 2001 and received that university’s highest academic rank (university professor) in 2003. Based on academic citations, Stiglitz is the 4th most influential economist in the world today, and in 2011 he was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Known for his pioneering work on assymetric information, Stiglitz’s work focuses on income distribution, asset risk management, corporate governance, and international trade. He is the author of numerous books, and several bestsellers. His most recent title is The Euro: How a Common Currency Threatens the Future of Europe (2016).


Felicia Wong_FINAL HEADSHOTFelicia Wong is the President and CEO of the Roosevelt Institute. She came to the Institute from the Democracy Alliance, where she led the development and assessment of the organization’s strategic investment portfolio. Previously, Felicia ran operations and product development at a venture-funded education services company. Her public service includes a White House Fellowship in the Office of the Attorney General and a political appointment in the Office of the Secretary of the Navy.

She holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of California, Berkeley. Her doctoral dissertation on the role of race and framing in K-12 public education politics received the 2000 American Political Science Association award in Race, Ethnicity, and Politics.