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  • National Debt and the Economy
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    National Debt and the Economy

    Marc Goldwein talked about the national debt and the economy. He gave recommendations for reducing the federal budget deficits and stabilizing national debt, which at the time of this event…

  • Janet Yellen on Monetary Policy
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    Janet Yellen on Monetary Policy

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen talked about monetary policy at a National Economists Club dinner. She assessed the economy and labor market and discussed the monetary policy tools used…

  • Fed Chief Ben Bernanke on Monetary Policy
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    Ben Bernanke on Monetary Policy and Communication

    Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke spoke at the National Economists Club Annual Members Dinner about monetary policy and communication. He also responded to questions from the audience.

  • Fiscal Health of the Social Security Administration
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    Fiscal Health of the Social Security Administration

    Stephen Goss spoke about the fiscal health of Social Security Administration and the impact of federal debt on the agency. He also responded to questions from the audience.

  • Federal Budget Deficit and Economic Outlook
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    Federal Budget Deficit and Economic Outlook

    Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf talked about the federal budget and economic issues.

  • Mortgage and Housing Outlook
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    Mortgage and Housing Outlook

    Frank Nothaft talked about the crisis in the mortgage and housing market. He predicted that U.S. home prices will not recover until at least 2010. He said that sales of existing homes and…

  • 2007 Global Economic Outlook
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    2007 Global Economic Outlook

    Lewis Alexander talked about the global economic outlook for 2007. Topics included the housing market, interest rates, inflation, and energy prices. He responded to questions from the…

  • Employment Outlook
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    Employment Outlook

    Harry Holzer talked about employment during the economic boom of the 1990s and what it could mean for the coming years. He also responded to questions from the audience. This meeting of the…

  • Why Cant Congress Balance the Budget
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    Why Can't Congress Balance the Budget?

    Retiring Representative Bill Frenzel addressed the National Economists Club on “Why Can’t Congress Balance the Budget?.” He gave a twenty-year perspective on the inherent problems with the…

  • National Economic Outlook
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    National Economic Outlook

    Mr. Lacker spoke about the national economic outlook. He said that interest rates would likely fluctuate during the economic expansion ahead. He also spoke about productivity growth, energy…

  • Keynote Address
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    Keynote Address

    During the annual dinner meeting of the National Economists Club, Mr. Bernanke delivered the keynote address on the “Outlook for the Economy and Policy.” He talked about economic…

  • Budget and Economic Forecast
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    Budget and Economic Forecast

    Dr. Holtz-Eakin presents the Congressional Budget Office’s August economic forecast and baseline budget projections through 2015. He discusses the new projections, their implications for…

  • Fiscal Year 2005 Budget
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    Fiscal Year 2005 Budget

    Mr. Mankiw spoke about the proposed budget for fiscal year 2005 and the state of the economy. Among the topics he addressed were the size of the deficit, tax policy, employment rates, and…

  • Fiscal Policy
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    Fiscal Policy

    David Wilcox talked about the fundamental changes in fiscal policy during the Clinton Administration. He focused on the change from deficits to surpluses and how spending has changed to…

  • The Economics of Freddie and Fannie
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    The Economics of Freddie and Fannie

    Mr. Van Order discussed efforts to increase home ownership in local communities by making more funds available to low-income families. He also spoke about the outlook for mortgages,…

  • Challenges of a Surplus Environment
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    Challenges of a Surplus Environment

    Ms. Smith talked about how the budget surplus can best be utilized to maximize the long-term economic outlook while minimizing the disruption on financial markets, and what the new economic…

  • Economic Growth
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    Economic Growth

    Ms. Yellen talked about economic expansion, noting that the U.S. economy had endured the longest economic expansion on record. She said that the strong labor market had produced benefits…

  • AfricanAmerican Unemployment Rate
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    African-American Unemployment Rate

    Mr. Spriggs commented on the reduction of unemployment for blacks. He mentioned that it is disturbing that the ratio of black to white unemployment rate is 2 to 1. He explained that the…

  • What to Do with the Budget Surplus
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    What to Do with the Budget Surplus

    Panelists discussed what to do with the surprising Federal budget surplus, from new spending programs to providing tax cuts. The size and sustainability of the surplus was also discussed.

  • Telecommunications Policy
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    Telecommunications Policy

    Mr. Riordan talked about issues currently facing the Federal Communications Commission. He discussed local telephone market competition and the cable television industry. Following his…

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