"Does Economic Growth Help The Middle Class And The Poor?" A PolicyEd Talk With Russ Roberts

Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Hauck Auditorium, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

The Hoover Institution hosts a PolicyEd Talk With Russ Roberts, “Does Economic Growth Help the Middle Class and the Poor?” on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 from 5:45pm - 8:00pm PST.

Is growth good for everyone or just the top 1%? Does growth reduce poverty? How is the middle class really doing over the last 40 years?

Come and see Hoover fellow Russ Roberts give a behind the scenes look at the first two episodes of his animated video series, The Numbers Game, looking at the challenges of interpreting the data on the middle class, poverty, and the effectiveness of the economy. Russ will give a director's cut commentary on episodes I and II of the series and a sneak preview of the concepts behind episode three.

The lecture will be preceded by a free pizza dinner and followed by a dessert & conversation reception. 


  • 5:45PM Doors Open
  • 5:45PM-6:30PM Free Pizza Dinner
  • 6:30PM-7:30PM Lecture and Q&A
  • 7:30PM-8:00PM Dessert & Conversation Reception


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