Thursday, October 26, 2023 from 12:00 PM to 1:30 PM EDT
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2nd Floor, McKenna Hall, University of Notre Dame 
54756 N Notre Dame Ave
Notre Dame, IN 46556

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Sherri Mott, Executive Coordinator 
The Economic Club of Michiana 

The Economic Club of Michiana is a forum for the discussion of common economic and business problems and provides a means of communication for the exchange of experiences and ideas and research in matters of public policy affecting the business.

 Former Speaker of the House Paul Ryan

and Professor Jim Sulllivan

Thursday, October 26, 2023  |  12:00 - 1:30 P.M.

2nd Floor McKenna Hall, University of Notre Dame


About Paul Ryan:

Paul Ryan was the 54th Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. In-office from October 2015 to January 2019, he was the youngest speaker in nearly 150 years.

During his tenure as Speaker, Ryan spearheaded efforts to reform our nation’s tax code, rebuild our national defense, expand domestic energy production, combat the opioid epidemic, reform our criminal justice system, and promote economic opportunity. As chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee he worked to protect health care choices, advance free trade, and strengthen the economy. Before that, Ryan served as chairman of the House Budget Committee, where he outlined revolutionary blueprints to balance the federal budget and pay off the national debt.

In 2012, he was selected to serve as Governor Mitt Romney’s Vice-Presidential nominee. Ryan was first elected to Congress at age 28, and represented Wisconsin’s First District for two decades. 

In 2019, Ryan was named to the Board of Directors of the Fox Corporation. He was also named a visiting fellow in the practice of public policy at the American Enterprise Institute and a professor-of-the-practice at the University of Notre Dame, teaching political science and economics. Additionally, he is a member of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Foundation & Institute’s Board of Trustees. 

Paul currently resides near his childhood home in Janesville, Wisconsin with his wife Janna and their three children: Liza, Charlie, and Sam. He holds a degree in economics and political science from Miami University in Ohio and was also awarded an honorary doctorate by the University.


About Jim Sulivan:

Professor Sullivan is the Gilbert F. Schaefer College Professor of Economics at Notre Dame.  He has been a visiting scholar at the National Poverty Center and a visiting professor at the University of Chicago, Harris School. His research examines the consumption, saving, and borrowing behavior of poor households, and how welfare and tax policy affects the well-being of the poor. In 2012, with fellow Notre Dame Professor William Evans, Professor Sullivan founded the Wilson Sheehan Lab for Economic Opportunities (LEO). LEO is a research center that works with service providers to identify effective and replicable solutions to reduce poverty in America. Sullivan received his bachelor's degree from the University of Notre Dame and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University.

Gold Level Members: Remember you must register for each luncheon you plan to attend even though your lunches are prepaid.

Registration deadline is Thursday, October 12, 2023

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