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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - Lunch Program
Trumpanomics?: Understanding the Emerging Fiscal Policy of the Republican Party
Michael Gelman, Manfred Keil, and Cameron Shelton, panelists; Eric Helland, moderator

The Republican Congress and President Donald Trump have fitfully forged a new direction for American fiscal policy. Republicans made a big bet that lowering corporate taxes will grow the economy and raise tax revenues. President Trump recently signed into law a $1.3 trillion federal omnibus spending bill that abandons Republican fiscal restraint in favor of increased deficit spending. President Trump has also recently begun to use tariffs to reshape U.S. trade policy, spooking markets and unnerving America’s trade partners. What do these actions on the budget, taxes, spending, deficits, and tariffs add up to?

 

The Republican Congress and President Donald Trump have fitfully forged a new direction for American fiscal policy. Republicans made a big bet that lowering corporate taxes will grow the economy and raise tax revenues. President Trump recently signed into law a $1.3 trillion federal omnibus spending bill that abandons Republican fiscal restraint in favor of increased deficit spending. President Trump has also recently begun to use tariffs to reshape U.S. trade policy, spooking markets and unnerving America’s trade partners. What do these actions on the budget, taxes, spending, deficits, and tariffs add up to?


Join members of CMC’s economics department for a panel discussion of the fiscal policy the Trump administration, moderated by Dreier Roundtable co-director Eric Helland.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018 - Evening Program
Is Nothing Private Anymore? Consenting to Government Searches and Sharing Information
Eve Brank

Eve Brank, associate professor of psychology and director of the Center on Children, Families, and the Law at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, will highlight legal and psychological issues important in 4th Amendment search or seizure situations. Using collaborative work (with Jennifer Groscup of Scripps College) funded by the National Science Foundation, Brank will discuss social cognitive effects on people’s willingness to consent to government searches and also discuss new research that examines the role of technology in notions of privacy.

Eve Brank is an associate professor of psychology and courtesy professor of law at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln, where she is the director of the Center on Children, Families, and the Law. She teaches classes on psychology and law, elder law, and the psychology of family law. Her research primarily focuses on the way the law intervenes (and sometimes interferes) in family and personal decision making. In particular, she studies the public support, implementation, and effectiveness of parental responsibility laws within the context of the juvenile justice system and the legal requirements of elder care giving. Brank also studies issues related to decision making in the context of government searches and plea negotiations. 

Brank received her J.D. (2000) and Ph.D (2001) from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in the Law-Psychology Program. She joined the UNL faculty in 2008 and is part of the law/psychology and social programs. Prior to joining the Nebraska faculty, Brank was on the faculty in the Department of Criminology, Law and Society at the University of Florida. 

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