2018 Oregon Economic Forum

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15th Annual Oregon Economic Forum

Reaching for Economic Equity and Inclusion in the Second Gilded Age

October 17, 2018
Portland Waterfront Marriott
7:00–11:00 AM
Breakfast begins at 7:00 AM
Speakers begin at 7:45 AM

Although the economy remains in the midst of what will likely be a historically long economic expansion, the challenges of “poverty amidst plenty” remain. In this event we will explore different facets of equity and inclusion issues spanning from geographic to racial to gender divides and the actions that may help alleviate the economic impacts that stem from those divides. In addition, Tim Duy and Bruce McCain, Chief Investment Strategist for Key Private Bank, will discuss the economic outlook and the associated financial market implications.


Tim Duy, Oregon Economic Forum, University of Oregon
Bruce McCain, Chief Investment Strategist, Key Private Bank
Gregory Acs, Vice President–Income and Benefits Policy Center, Urban Institute
Nita Shah, Executive Director, Microservices Enterprise Services of Oregon

Keynote Speaker
Heather Boushey, Executive Director and Chief Economist, Washington Center for Equitable Growth.


About Heather Boushey:

Heather Boushey is executive director and chief economist at the Washington Center for Equitable Growth and coeditor of a volume of 22 essays on how to integrate inequality into economic thinking. The New York Times has called Boushey one of the “most vibrant voices in the field.” She previously served as chief economist for Hillary Clinton’s transition team, and as an economist for the Center for American Progress, the Joint Economic Committee of the US Congress, the Center for Economic and Policy Research, and the Economic Policy Institute. She sits on the board of the Opportunity Institute and is an associate editor of Feminist Economics. She received her PhD in economics from the New School for Social Research and her BA from Hampshire College.