Criminal Justice as an Economic Issue

April 25, 2016

The White House, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, and American Enterprise Institute present:

Criminal Justice as an Economic Issue

Monday, April 25, 2016
10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
The White House
South Court Auditorium

Introductory Remarks by:

Valerie Jarrett
Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama

Jason Furman
Chairman, President’s Council of Economic Advisers

Michael Waldman
President, Brennan Center for Justice

Arthur Brooks
President, American Enterprise Institute

Featuring:

Dr. Peter Orszag
Former Director, White House Office of Management and Budget
Former Director, U.S. Congressional Budget Office
Member, Brennan Center Economic Advisory Board

Dr. Douglas Holtz-Eakin
President, American Action Forum
Former Chief Economist, President’s Council of Economic Advisers
Member, Brennan Center Economic Advisory Board

Daniel Loeb
Founder and CEO, Third Point LLC

Inimai M. Chettiar
Justice Program Director, Brennan Center for Justice

Todd Cox
Director of Criminal Justice Policy, Center for American Progress

Moderated by:

David Rennie
Washington Bureau Chief, The Economist

The White House, Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, and American Enterprise Institute will host an event Monday on the economic impact of the criminal justice system, highlighting a new report by the President’s Council of Economic Advisers.

The event also marks the public launch of the Brennan Center Economic Advisory Board, comprised of leading bipartisan economists calling attention to the impacts of mass incarceration on the national economy and inequality.

The event kicks off a series of administration activities on criminal justice during National Reentry Week. It also comes as Congress works to pass bipartisan legislation to reform federal sentencing laws.

This event will be live streamed here starting 10:00 a.m., Monday, April 25.

For media inquiries contact Rebecca Autrey at 646-292-8316 or Rebecca.Autrey@nyu.edu.

Read more about the Brennan Center’s work to end mass incarceration and its Economic Advisory Board. And, read a recent New York Timesop-ed by Holtz-Eakin and Furman on the costs of mass incarceration.