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18:30 - 20:00 30 April 2013

The US Deficit Habit: What are its causes and what lessons does history offer for breaking it?


Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre | Wilkins Building (link Map)
Gower St | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free of charge
Ticketing: Pre-booking essential

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Professor Iwan Morgan, Professor of US Studies, UCL – Institute of the Americas

UCL-Institute of the Americas is pleased to invite members of the public to this inaugural lecture.

Iwan Morgan is Professor of US Studies and director of the American Presidency Centre at the UCL-Institute of the Americas. His research focuses on two area - the US Presidency - and US fiscal/economic policy.

This lecture examines why the US has a deficit habit, why it has failed to achieve prolonged fiscal responsibility despite the pledges of successive presidents and Congresses to do so, and what contemporary policymakers can learn from the past in the quest for balanced budgets.

Attendance to the lecture and the reception is free, but registration is required.


Oscar Martinez
0203 108 9721 | ucl-ia@ucl.ac.uk


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