Jump-Starting America – Have We Lost Our Technology Mojo?
11:00 am - 11:45 am
Kresge Auditorium (EDT)
This year’s Academic Keynote challenges the assumption that the US is a technology leader and that economic benefit is a natural result. In their new book, Jump-Starting America, MIT co-authors Simon Johnson and Jon Gruber point to the increasing concentration of geography-based wealth. To turn this tide, Johnson and Gruber suggest the US must embark on a plan to create the industries of the future – and the jobs that go with them – through a renewed public-private partnership. Is this possible in today’s business and economic environment?