January 30, 2018   Venue:CIGS Meeting Room3

Jay K. Rosengard Seminar "Is Trump Making America Great Again? A One-Year Anniversary Scorecard of the Trump Presidency"

The Canon Institute for Global Studies (CIGS) hosted a seminar on January 30, 2018 inviting Professor Jay K. Rosengard from Harvard Kennedy School.

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(Prof. Rosengard, Mr. Kurihara from the left)

Seminar outline
Title: "Is Trump Making America Great Again? A One-Year Anniversary Scorecard of the Trump Presidency"
Speaker: Jay K. Rosengard, Professor, Harvard Kennedy School
Moderator: Jun Kurihara, Research Director, CIGS


Presentation by Professor RosengardPDF:1.18 MB

Summary of speech and Q&A
Summary of speechPDF:214KB
Summary of Q&APDF:188KB

Abstract of the Speech
January 2018 marks the one-year anniversary of Donald Trump's inauguration as the 45th president of the United States, which is an opportune time to assess progress thus far of the Trump Presidency.
Campaigner Trump promised to supercharge the nation's economy via Trumpenomics: he said he would make America prosperous with supply-side, trickle-down economics.
Campaigner Trump also promised to bolster the nation's domestic security and international prestige via Trumpolemics: he said he would make America strong with a nativist domestic policy and an America first foreign policy.
Is President Trump fulfilling the promises of Campaigner Trump? Is America on the path to renewed greatness?
To address this question, Prof. Rosengard will present a first anniversary performance scorecard of the Trump Presidency.

Speaker's profile
Jay K. Rosengard
Lecturer in Public Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School, has forty years of international experience designing, implementing, and evaluating development policies in public finance and fiscal strategy, tax and budget reform, municipal finance and management, intergovernmental fiscal relations, banking and financial institutions development, financial inclusion, micro, small, and medium enterprise (MSME) finance, mobile banking, and public administration.
He has worked for a wide variety of multilateral and bilateral donors, as well as directly for host governments and private sector clients. Rosengard is Director of the Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government's Financial Sector Program, which focuses on the development of bank and nonbank financial institutions and alternative financing instruments. This includes microfinance (small-scale lending and local savings mobilization), mainstream commercial banking (general and special-purpose banks), and wholesale financial intermediation (municipal development funds, venture capital funds, pooled financing, secondary mortgage facilities, and securitization).
In addition, Rosengard is a Faculty Affiliate of both the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation and the Center for International Development. At the Ash Center, he is Senor Adviser of the Rajawali Foundation Institute for Asia and Faculty Chair of the HKS Indonesia Program. He also serves as Faculty Chair of four executive programs: FIPED (Financial Institutions for Private Enterprise Development), which focuses on sustainable and effective MSME finance; ComTax (Comparative Tax Policy and Administration), which addresses key strategic and tactical issues in tax design and implementation; VELP (Vietnam Executive Leadership Program), which is an innovative policy dialogue with senior Vietnamese leadership; and Transformasi (Leadership Transformation in Indonesia), which is designed to assist Indonesia in its decentralization initiatives.