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    Debt and Politics in Puerto Rico

    As Congress considered a Puerto Rican debt restructuring bill, policy analysts talked about how to solve the island’s financial problems. They discussed their preferred actions from Congress, the…

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    Korea, China, and U.S. Economies

    Panelists discussed some of the factors influencing the economies of North and South Korea, China and Japan. Closing remarks for the day-long conference followed. “The Regional Economic Future” was the third panel…

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    Government Measurement of Inflation

    Barry Bosworth and Michael Horrigan talked about how the federal government measures inflation, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.They discussed ways the measurements are…

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    Japan Natural Disaster and Nuclear Plant Crisis

    Japan’s ambassador to the U.S., Ichiro Fujisaki, spoke about the nuclear crisis as a result of a 9.0 and tsunami in his country. Following his remarks, several Brookings scholars discussed…

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    National Export Initiative

    Boeing President and Chief Executive Officer James McNerney and a group of scholars discussed the policy recommendations and implementation of new rules announced by President Obama. The…

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    U.S.-China Relations and Global Economic Issues

    Anne Krueger and Barry Bosworth talked about the state of the global economy, international trade with China, and the nature of financial ties between the U.S. and China. They also…

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    Impact of Economic Stimulus

    Panelists talked about whether the $787 economic stimulus funds have helped to improve the U.S. economy and if a second stimulus package is needed. Topics included its impact on education,…

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    Presidential Health Care Proposal

    The House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on health care reform particularly in regard to President Bill Clinton’s proposed plan. Governors Carroll Campbell (R-SC), chairman of the National…

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    Impact of Interest Rates on Investments

    Several economists spoke in a forum to introduce a report on the relationship between interest rates and the level of investment in the economy. The report focused on what factors influence…

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    Economic Factors in American Foreign Policy

    International diplomats and economic scholars spoke in a panel discussion on U.S. foreign policy concerns around the world, specifically concerning economic policies and trade agreements.…

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    U.S. Economic Policy

    The subcommittee heard testimony on proposals to encourage economic growth.

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    Tax Issues and Economic Growth

    The House Ways and Means Committee heard its fourth day of testimony on proposals to stimulate the economy with tax incentives and cuts for parts of the American population. Witnesses…

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    Tax Reform Act of 1986

    The scholars examined the effects of the Tax Reform Act of 1986. They appraised the act on the basis of equity, efficiency and simplicity and examined the prospects for the future.

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    Call-In: The Economy

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    Stock Market Crash: Economic Effects

    Barry Bosworth talked about the economic and psychological effects of the stock market crash of the previous week and what lasting impact, if any, the crash may have on the overall economic…

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