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  • Institute of International Finance Policy Summit Economic Outlook
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    Institute of International Finance Policy Summit, Economic Outlook

    Following opening remarks from Institute of International Finance president Timothy Adams, panelists talked about the U.S. economic outlook and opportunities for growth. Then, former Bush…

  • Hearing on Economic Growth Policies
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    Economic Growth Policies

    Three economists testified at a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the state of the U.S. economy and policies leading to job creation and economic growth. This was the first time…

  • Monetary Policy and the Economy
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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Janet Yellen spoke at a meeting of the Economic Club of New York about monetary policy and economic recovery. She stressed that the Federal Reserve would adjust its monetary policy…

  • Federal Reserve Chair Bernanke on the US Economy
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    Federal Reserve Chair Bernanke on the U.S. Economy

    Ben Bernanke talked about the state of the U.S. economy. He urged Congress and President Obama to reach an agreement to avert the “fiscal cliff,” referring to impending tax increases and…

  • Fiscal Cliff Tax Reform
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    Fiscal Cliff, Tax Reform

    Former Obama and Reagan administration advisers gave their assessment of the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. Peter Orszag…

  • US Tax Policy
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    U.S. Tax Policy

    Panelists talked about the case for U.S. tax reform. Topics included tax code simplification and fairness, the value-added tax, the corporate tax rate, and raising taxes to pay for Social…

  • Tax Overhaul Deficit Reduction and Fiscal Policy
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    Tax Overhaul, Deficit Reduction, and Fiscal Policy

    The Senate Finance Committee continued its series of hearings on tax reform ideas. In his testimony, Former Federal Reserve Chair Alan Greenspan warned Congress not to underestimate the federal…

  • Evaluation of Obama Administration Economic and Financial Policies
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    Evaluation of Obama Administration Economic and Financial Policies

    Economists and scholars spoke about economic and fiscal policy in the first year of the Obama administration. Among the issues they addressed were the economic recession, actions taken by…

  • Economic Recovery Plan
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    Economic Recovery Plan

    The House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee held a forum on the economic outlook and the components of an economic recovery plan to spur job creation and create long-term growth.…

  • US Credit Markets and Economic Outlook
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    U.S. Credit Markets and Economic Outlook

    Federal Reserve System Chairman Ben Bernanke talked about the economy and federal intervention in the financial markets at a luncheon meeting of The Economic Club of New York. In his…

  • Economic Stimulus Plan
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    Economic Stimulus Plan

    Former White House advisers and staff members testified about economic stimulus plans. Plans discussed included tax rebates for middle and lower income families, expanding unemployment…

  • Stimulating US Economy
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    Stimulating U.S. Economy

    Douglas Elmendorf presented the Hamilton Project briefing paper, If, When, How? Prospects for Fiscal Stimulus in the U.S. Economy. Former Secretary Rubin moderated a discussion on what…

  • State of the Economy
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    State of the Economy

    Following Vice President Cheney’s opening remarks to a two-day conference about the state of the economy and various proposals for reform, panelists talked about the current status of the…

  • Economists News Conference
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    Economists' News Conference

    Following a meeting with President Bush on the state of the economy, economists answered questions from reporters outside the White House about economic forecasts, the size of the deficit,…

  • Economic Recovery and Job Creation
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    Economic Recovery and Job Creation

    Secretary O’Neill moderated a panel discussion as part of a day-long economic forum sponsored by the White House. During the panel discussion President Bush spoke and heard comments about the…

  • US Economic Long Term Issues
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    U.S. Economic Long Term Issues

    Economists spoke in a forum on initiatives for long term economic growth sponsored by the Concord Coalition, a bipartisan group of current and former legislators and economists interested in…

  • Charting Economic Growth Policies
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    Charting Economic Growth Policies

    The panelists focused on the following questions in relation to the United State’s economy: What went wrong in the 1980s? What went right in the 1980s? What ought to be done in the 1990s?…