Understanding the Economic Crisis

A bipartisan group of newly-elected members of Congress participated in a roundtable discussion on the economic crisis and what Congress… read more

A bipartisan group of newly-elected members of Congress participated in a roundtable discussion on the economic crisis and what Congress can and should do. The speakers included economists and Elizabeth Warren, head of a congressional panel set up to monitor the federal bailout. Topics included lower savings rates, relaxed regulatory standards, assistance for state and local governments, the unemployment insurance system, and excessive leveraging by financial institutions. Panelists responded to questions following their presentations.

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  • David T. Ellwood Dean Harvard University->Kennedy (J.F.) School of Government
  • Jeffrey A. Frankel Member National Bureau of Economic Research->Business Cycle Dating Committee
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Understanding the Economic Crisis

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Program ID:
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Public Affairs Event
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Forum
Location:
Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
Dec 22, 2008
Last Aired:
Jan 4, 2009

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  • Dec 22, 2008 | 8:00pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 23, 2008 | 12:03am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 24, 2008 | 4:54am EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Dec 24, 2008 | 3:15pm EST | C-SPAN 1
  • Jan 04, 2009 | 11:58am EST | C-SPAN 1
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