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Dr. Manuel Pastor to deliver the Economics Department's Annual Samuel Bowles Lecture Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at Gordon Hall, 4:00 pm

Dr. Manuel Pastor will deliver the Annual Samuel Bowles Lecture at 4:00pm on Tuesday, April 4, at 303 Gordon Hall (418 N. Pleasant St.). The title of Dr. Pastor's talk is Equity, Growth, and Community: Progressive Economics, Metro Strategies, and Social Movements in Uncertain Times and the following is a brief description of the talk:  "While national politics have been headed in a decidedly problematic direction, a series of experiments in mobilization and policy-making have been taking root at the local level. Occurring at the confluence of new economic thinking and new social movements, these efforts have tried to address inequality in ways that are consistent with promoting broad economic prosperity. Professor Pastor reviews the emerging evidence on the relationship between equity and economic growth, situates this in the changing demographics of metropolitan America, and suggests how all the emerging activism at the state and metro level could bubble up to transform national discourse and policy."