The 7th Annual Summit on the Economy

Capital Hilton

9:00 am - 5:30 pm

Event Overview

The Economic Innovation Group and The Governor’s Woods Foundation co-hosted the 7th Annual Summit on the Economy with Steve Clemons from The Atlantic at the Capital Hilton in Washington, DC. Over 400 attendees heard from a diverse array of 33 economic thinkers, innovators, policymakers, business leaders, and media commentators who wrestled through the most pressing questions facing the U.S. economy today.

The discussions included keynotes and panel conversations on issues ranging from the state of U.S. innovation and dynamism; understanding debt in the context of tax reform and economic growth; free market capitalism in the age of anti-globalism; addressing the challenge of workers and communities left behind; the future of capitalism; technology, globalization, and the challenge of rising inequality; the future of work; competition in the age of winner-take-all; how to build a better economy; and more. Check out the agenda here.



















Event Speakers

Sen. Amy Klobuchar

Senator (D-MN)

U.S. Senate

Amy Liu

Vice President & Director

Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings

Brian Fung

Technology Reporter

Washington Post

Chip Pickering



Dean Garfield

President & CEO


Dr. Doug Holtz-Eakin


American Action Forum

Edward Luce

Chief U.S. Commentator

Financial Times

Evan Burfield

Co-Founder & CEO


Gillian B. White

Senior Associate Editor

The Atlantic

Greg Ip

Chief Economics Commentator

Wall Street Journal

Grover Norquist


Americans for Tax Reform

James Pethokoukis

Editor of AEIdeas

DeWitt Wallace Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

Dr. Jared Bernstein

Senior Fellow

Center on Budget and Policy Priorities

Dr. Jason Furman

Senior Fellow

Peterson Institute of International Economics

Jim Tankersley

Policy & Politics Editor


Sen. Joe Manchin

Senator (D-WV)

U.S. Senate

John Lettieri

Co-Founder & Senior Director for Policy and Strategy

Economic Innovation Group

Kristin Sharp

Executive Director

SHIFT at New America

Laura D. Tyson

Director, Institute for Business & Social Impact

Haas Business School, University of California-Berkeley

Lawrence Kudlow

Senior Contributor


Liz Simon

General Counsel & Vice President of External Affairs

General Assembly

Maya MacGuineas


Committee For A Responsible Federal Budget

Dr. Maya Rockeymoore

President & CEO

Global Policy Solutions

Sen. Mark Waner

Senator (D-VA)

U.S. Senate

Michael Beckerman

President & CEO

Internet Association

Richard Vague


The Governor's Woods Foundation

Rep. Ro Khanna

Congressman (D-CA)

U.S. House Of Representatives

Sam Fleming

U.S. Economics Editor

Financial Times

Dr. Scott Winship


Social Capital Project

Steve Clemons

Washington Editor at Large

The Atlantic

Sen. Todd Young

Senator (R-IN)

U.S. Senate

Terrell McSweeney


Federal Trade Commission

Steve Glickman

Co-Founder & Executive Director

Economic Innovation Group

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