The Arts, New Growth Theory, and Economic Development: Discussion & Concluding Remarks

On May 10, 2012, the Brookings Institution and the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) hosted a day-long symposium examining new growth theory as a tool for assessing the impact of art and culture on the U.S. economy, including the theory that cities play a major role in facilitating economic growth. The final session included 1) a discussion "Arts and Economic Well-Being" between Sunil Iyengar, Director, Office of Research & Analysis, National Endowment for the Arts and Carol Graham Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy and Global Economy and Development Programs, Brookings Institution and Professor, University of Maryland School of Public Policy and 2) concluding remarks by Michael Rushton, Associate Professor and Director of MPA and Arts Administration Programs, School of Public & Environmental Affairs, University of Indiana