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  • Outgoing FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Speaks at Brookings Institution
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    Scott Gottlieb on Food and Drug Administration Policy

    Dr. Scott Gottlieb, the outgoing Food and Drug Administration commissioner, about his tenure and the future of the agency. Among the issues discussed were tobacco and nicotine regulation,…

  • Woodrow Wilsons Domestic Policies
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    Woodrow Wilson's Domestic Policies

    Historians and economists discussed Woodrow Wilson’s views on domestic policies, including women’s and African American rights, banking and the Federal Reserve System. The Wilson Center in…

  • Federal Reserve Chairs Yellen and Bernanke Discuss Economy
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    Former Federal Reserve Chairs on Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Former Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was interviewed by her predecessor Ben Bernanke. They discussed Ms. Yellen’s career and gave their thoughts on monetary policy.

  • Inflation and Monetary Policy Economists Panel
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    Inflation and Monetary Policy, Economists Panel

    The Brookings Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy held a discussion on the role inflation plays in shaping U.S. monetary policy. In this session, economists discussed alternatives…

  • Ben Bernanke and Lawrence Summers Discuss Monetary Policy
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    Monetary Policy and Inflation

    The Brookings Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy held a discussion on the role inflation plays in shaping U.S. monetary policy. In this session, experts including former Federal…

  • emThe Worlds Bankerem
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    The Worlds Banker

    Mr. Mallaby talked about his book The Worlds Banker: A Story of Failed States, Financial Crises, and The Wealth and Poverty of Nations, published by Penguin Books. He spoke about the tenure…

  • Trump Administration First 100 Days
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    Trump Administration First 100 Days

    Panelists talked about the first 100 days of the Trump presidency. Speakers discussed the president’s efforts to fulfill his campaign promises, the confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the…

  • Public Investment Project Selection
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    Public Investment Project Selection

    Four economic researchers talked about the best ways to spend public investment dollars on transportation, water, and education infrastructure projects. They discussed which projects should…

  • Public Investment Represenatatives DeLauro amd Reed
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    Public Investment, Represenatatives DeLauro amd Reed

    Representatives Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Thomas Reed (R-NY) talked aobut the importance of federal infrastructure spending. They also discussed prospects of the new Congress passing a major…

  • Public Investment AntiPoverty Transfers
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    Public Investment Anti-Poverty Transfers

    Professor Kristin Butcher delivered remarks on the findings of her research on the short and long-term effects of anti-poverty transfer programs on children in the families who receive them.…

  • Larry Summers on Public Investment
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    Larry Summers on Public Investment

    Larry Summers, both a former Obama administration White House Economic Council director and secretary of the treasury in the Clinton administration, made remarks on public investments…

  • Nicholas Eberstadt Discusses emMen Without Workem
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    Men Without Work

    Nicholas Eberstadt talked about his book Men Without Work: America’s Invisible Crisis, in which he argues that the collapse of work among American men constitutes an invisible crisis. He…

  • Philippe Aghion and Heather Boushey Discuss Economic Growth and Inequality
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    Economic Growth and Inequality

    French economist Philippe Aghion talked about economic growth, taxation, and inequality in the U.S. and Europe, followed by a response from Heather Boushey, who served as chief economist for…

  • HHS Secretary Nominee Tom Price Addresses Federal Spending in Brookings Speech
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    Representative Tom Price on Federal Budget Process

    House Budget Committee Chair Tom Price (R-GA) outlined a proposal to make improvements to the federal budget process which includes prohibiting the approval of continuing budget resolutions. In the…

  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew Previews the G20 Summit
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    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew G-20 Summit Preview

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew previewed the G-20 Summit in China on September 4 and 5, 2016. Secretary Lew noted that President Obama would call on his counterparts to follow through on the G-20…

  • Discussion on Monetary Policy and Economic Downturn
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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Speakers talked about the economy and future tools available to lawmakers when another recession hits. Several of the panelists worked in previous administrations including those of…

  • Neel Kashkari on the 2008 Financial Crisis
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    Lessons Learned from the 2008 Financial Crisis

    Neel Kashkari, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis, talked about financial regulations enacted following the 2008 financial crisis. Then he was joined in discussion by…

  • Representative Tom Price on Budget Priorities
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    Representative Tom Price on Budget Priorities

    The Brookings Institution hosted a panel discussion on budget priorities, fiscal challenges, and economic proposals from President Obama’s State of the Union address, followed by a…

  • Discussion on Federal Reserve Interest Rate Policy
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    Interest Rates and the Economy

    Economic policymakers and analysts talked about the future of interest rates and their effects on the economy. They discussed the relationship between the equilibrium interest rate and the…

  • Discussion on Banking and Financial Markets
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    Banking and Financial Markets

    Federal Reserve Bank of New York President William Dudley and Stanford University Economics Professor John Taylor talked about the monetary policy choices of the Federal Reserve. Topics included…

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