A Divided America: Adam Smith Institute Webinar

“Much of the last few weeks have been leading up to one decisive day, the day when all would be clear: US Election Day. But in the days following, as votes slowly have been tallied up, we have seen that the democratic process takes time. As we move closer to a result, albeit contested as it stands, what we can glean from this election about the years ahead becomes more important.

So what actually happened and where do we go from here? Before the election, pollsters touted Joe Biden’s seemingly inevitable advantage, but were the signs there all along? Why has Trump underperformed in relation to Republican candidates across the country? Has the divisive rhetoric around the integrity of the election caused lasting damage? How will both parties reconcile what was ultimately a disappointing performance?

We’ll answer all of these questions and more with our panel of American data analysts, policy experts, and domestic and foreign affairs commentators.

Our panel includes:

Morgan Schondelmeier is the Head of External Affairs at the Adam Smith Institute (host)

Colin Mortimer is the Director of the Neoliberal Project at PPI and Founder and Director of The Center for New Liberalism. Prior to joining PPI, Colin was a consultant at Bates White Economic Consulting focusing on healthcare antitrust. He graduated from The University of Connecticut with degrees in Economics and Mathematics-Statistics.

Molly Kiniry is a postgraduate student of Economic and Social History at the University of Cambridge, previously a researcher at the Legatum Institute and an active member of Republicans Overseas UK. She also previously worked with Babson Global, the International Roundtable on Trade and Competition, and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Her columns have been published in the Telegraph, CityAM and Sydney Morning Herald.

Eli Dourado is a senior research fellow at the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University. He focuses on the hard technology and innovation needed to drive large increases in economic growth. He runs a popular blog which used betting markets to predict the election.”

CGO scholars and fellows frequently comment on a variety of topics for the popular press. The views expressed therein are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Center for Growth and Opportunity or the views of Utah State University.