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    Ben Bernanke on Monetary Policy and Communication

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke spoke at the National Economists Club Annual Members Dinner about monetary policy and communication. He also responded to questions from the…

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    Fiscal Health of the Social Security Administration

    Stephen Goss spoke about the fiscal health of Social Security Administration and the impact of federal debt on the agency. He also responded to questions from the audience.

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    Mortgage and Housing Outlook

    Frank Nothaft talked about the crisis in the mortgage and housing market. He predicted that U.S. home prices will not recover until at least 2010. He said that sales of existing homes…

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    Economic Consequences of Persian Gulf War

    Prof. Al Obaidan analyzed the types and effects of economic consequences on Middle East countries brought by the Persian Gulf war. He emphasized the particular hardships for…

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    Savings and Loan Crisis

    Mr. Barth talked about the savings and loan industry crisis and the role of the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation. Topics include the history of the savings and loan…

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    Keynote Address

    During the annual dinner meeting of the National Economists Club, Mr. Bernanke delivered the keynote address on the “Outlook for the Economy and Policy.” He talked about…

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    Quebec, Canada and the United States

    Mr. Parizeau spoke at a National Economists Club luncheon on “Quebec, Canada and the U.S.: the Economics of a New Relationship.” Mr. Parizeau supports a plan for the…

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    Federal Budget Deficit and Economic Outlook

    Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf talked about the federal budget and economic issues.

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    Why Can't Congress Balance the Budget?

    Retiring Representative Bill Frenzel addressed the National Economists Club on “Why Can’t Congress Balance the Budget?.” He gave a twenty-year perspective on the inherent…

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    African-American Unemployment Rate

    Mr. Spriggs commented on the reduction of unemployment for blacks. He mentioned that it is disturbing that the ratio of black to white unemployment rate is 2 to 1. He explained…

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    Flat Out for a Flat Tax?

    Mr. Sullivan and Mr. Gale answered Mr. Wessel’s questions on a variety of issues relating to the various flat tax proposals. They examined the various kinds of…

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    European Currency Concerns

    Participants discussed European Union efforts to launch a common currency, the Euro by 1999, as outlined in the Maastricht treaty. They talked about the political and economic problems…

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    Securities and Futures Markets Regulation

    The National Economists Club hosted a panel of experts including a professor, a commissioner from the SEC, and a reporter from the {Wall Street Journal] to talk about the regulation of the…

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    U.S. Immigration Policy

    Mr. Chiswick and Mr. Passel spoke on the United States immigration policies, focusing on their economic and social impact. President Bush signed into law on November 29,…

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    Economic Growth

    Ms. Yellen talked about economic expansion, noting that the U.S. economy had endured the longest economic expansion on record. She said that the strong labor market had produced…

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    The Economics of Freddie and Fannie

    Mr. Van Order discussed efforts to increase home ownership in local communities by making more funds available to low-income families. He also spoke about the outlook for…

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    National Economists Club

    The National Economists Club hosted a panel to discuss the budget process within the United States Congress. The premise for the panel was that the process as it stood was not…

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    What to Do with the Budget Surplus

    Panelists discussed what to do with the surprising Federal budget surplus, from new spending programs to providing tax cuts. The size and sustainability of the surplus was also…

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    U.S. Economic Recovery

    Mr. Roach assessed the status of the current economic recovery and about the chances for non-inflationary growth in the coming years.

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