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  • 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…

  • The Atlantic Holds Economic Summit
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    Global Economic Outlook

    Panelists discussed the state of the global economy. They predicted that monetary policy in the U.S. would remain largely the same over the next few years, warned about potential problems in developing…

  • Federal Reserve Leadership
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    Federal Reserve Leadership

    Panelists at George Washington University talked about former chairmen of the federal reserve and their accomplishments. They also spoke about the history of the Federal Reserve, responses to the 2008 financial crisis, and…

  • History of the Debt Limit
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    History of the Debt Limit

    Witnesses testified on the history of the national debt limit, negotiations between past Congresses and presidents to raise the limit, and executive branch constitutional options when the…

  • Avoiding Future Financial Crises
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    Avoiding Future Financial Crises

    Panelists talked about what could cause the next financial crisis. Topics included the Euro crisis, derivatives regulation, title vii implementation, and the potential for Japan or China to…

  • Regulation of Large Banks
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    Regulation of Large Banks

    Panelists discussed whether big banks should be broken up to protect American taxpayers.

  • emWhite House Burningem
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    White House Burning

    Simon Johnson and James Kwak talked about the history of U.S. debt and the impact it would have on future generations. They also argued that the debt problems could be solved without…

  • US Economic Agenda
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    U.S. Economic Agenda

    Panelists spoke about the state of the economy, job creation, tax policy, and ways to jump start the economy.

  • Outlook for the Eurozone
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    Outlook for the Eurozone

    Economists testified on the European debt crisis and the outlook for the eurozone. They said that the U.S. should treat the crisis as a wake up call and urged lawmakers to bring down debt…

  • Banking Industry Regulations and Consumer Protection Bankers Panel
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    Banking Industry Regulations and Consumer Protection, Bankers Panel

    Financial regulators testified on implementing the Volcker Rule, which prevents federally insured institutions from investing in hedge and private equity funds. The rule was part of the…

  • 2010 Financial Regulations Law
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    2010 Financial Regulations Law

    Former Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Chair Sheila Bair talked about the implementation of the 2010 financial regulations law and the 2008 financial crisis. The FDIC was involved with…

  • emGovernments Place in the Marketem
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    Government's Place in the Market

    Eliot Spitzer, former governor of New York and New York State attorney general, presents his thoughts on when the government should intervene in the financial market. Mr. Spitzer argues that government assistance…

  • Debt and Equity Tax Treatment
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    Debt and Equity Tax Treatment

    Witnesses testified about overhauling the tax code and the economic impacts of taxation on business and individual debt. This was the first tax-related joint hearing of the Senate Finance…

  • US and Global Economic Growth
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    U.S. and Global Economic Growth

    The Joint Economic Committee held a hearing on economic growth in the U.S. and other countries through federal spending and debt reduction. Witnesses also talked about a report by Republican members,…

  • Troubled Asset Relief Program and Financial Stability Economists Panel
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    Troubled Asset Relief Program and Financial Stability, Economists Panel

    Economists testified on the successes and failures of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP). This was the final hearing of TARP panel, which is scheduled to dissolve on April 3, 2011.

  • TenYear Economic Outlook
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    Ten-Year Economic Outlook

    Witnesses testified about the long-term economic outlok and about proposals for a summit to address the nation’s economic problems, including the $14 trillion dollar debt. Senator Kent…

  • Status of US Economy
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    Status of U.S. Economy

    Economists testified on the state of the U.S. economy, the impact of the recession, and prospects for economic recovery. They also talked about the size of the budget deficit, unemployment…

  • em13 Bankers The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdownem
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    13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and the Next Financial Meltdown

    Simon Johnson (MIT professor; former chief economist at the IMF) talked about the power of Wall Street banks since the 2008 financial collapse. In March 2009, the heads of the 13 largest…

  • US Global Economy
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    U.S. Global Economy

    Simon Johnson talked about current U.S. and global economic conditions, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included the debt crises faced by countries…

  • Economic Outlook and the Budget
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    Economic Outlook and the Budget

    Witnesses testified on the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis and its impact on the federal budget and debt. They also focused on economic stimulus proposals, deficit reduction, foreign…

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