**There will be a book sale and signing with Alberto Alesina before the event at 4:15pm and shortly after the event at 6:00pm. The sale is organized by the Harvard Bookstore.**
This discussion will center around a new book, Austerity, When it Works and When it Doesn't (Princeton University Press), by Alberto Alesina and Francesco Giavazzi. The book analyzes austerity policies in 12 OCSE countries, with a specific focus on Europe.