Associate Dean of the Tuck School of Business
MBA Program Dartmouth UniversitySignal Companies’ Professor of Management
“Five Numbers Facing America Regardless of November 6, 2012”
Professor Slaughter will address five long-term challenges facing the U.S. economy that have been building for some time and that leaders in both government and business will need to address regardless of the outcome of the U.S. elections on November 6. Each of these challenges--spanning connected issues such as the U.S. labor market, U.S. fiscal policy, the BRIC countries--is encapsulated in a single number, which will be examined and for which possible opportunities and solutions will be addressed.
At the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth Matthew J. Slaughter is Associate Dean for Faculty, Signal Companies’ Professor of Management, and the founding Faculty Director of the Center for Global Business and Government. He is also currently a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research; an adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations; a member of the Congressional Budget Office’s Panel of Economic Advisers; a member of the U.S. State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Economic Policy; and a member of the academic advisory board of the International Tax Policy Forum. From 2005 to 2007, Professor Slaughter served as a Member on the Council of Economic Advisers in the Executive Office of the President. In this Senate-confirmed position he held the international portfolio, advising the President, the Cabinet, and many others on issues including international trade and investment, currency and energy markets, and the competitiveness of the U.S. economy. He has also been affiliated with organizations including the Federal Reserve Board, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, the National Academy of Sciences, the McKinsey Global Institute, and the Institute for International Economics. Professor Slaughter’s area of expertise is the economics and politics of globalization. Much of his recent work has focused on policy responses to the World Financial Crisis; on the global operations of multinational firms; and on the labor-market impacts of international trade and investment. His research has been supported by several grants from organizations including the National Science Foundation and the Russell Sage Foundation. Professor Slaughter has published dozens of articles as book chapters and in peer-reviewed journals; he has co-authored three books, including The Squam Lake Report: Fixing the Financial System and Globalization and the Perceptions of American Workers; he has served in editorial positions for several academic journals; and he has presented at many academic conferences and seminars. Professor Slaughter is a frequent keynote speaker to many audiences in the business and policy communities, and he frequently testifies before the U.S. Congress while working with leaders of both parties. He regularly contributes op-eds to The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post; his ideas are regularly featured in these outlets and others including BusinessWeek, The Economist, Newsweek, and Time. He is a guest on many TV and radio programs such as CNBC’s Squawk Box, PBS’s NewsHour, and NPR’s Morning Edition. For many years he has consulted both to individual firms and also to industry organizations on a wide range of issues regarding the global economy. And at Tuck he co-directs the flagship executive-education program Global Leadership 2030. Prior to joining the Tuck faculty in 2002, since 1994 Professor Slaughter had been on the faculty of the economics department at Dartmouth. In 2001 he received Dartmouth’s John M. Manley Huntington Teaching Award, and in 2012 he received Tuck’s Class of 2011 Teaching Excellence Award. He received his bachelor’s degree summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Notre Dame in 1990, and his doctorate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1994.
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