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    Jacob Frenkel Remarks on the Global Economy

    Jacob Frenkel talked about the different magatrends in the U.S. and European economies. He illustrated his presentation with PowerPoint. “Challenges Facing the Global Economic System” was a…

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    Paul Volcker on Lessons from the 2008 Financial Crisis

    Former Federal Reserve Board of Governors Chairman Paul Volcker expressed concern about the United States' long-term debt situation and warned that the Federal Reserve would have difficulty ending its…

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    Douglas Elmendorf Remarks on Fiscal Policy

    Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf used charts as he talked about the budget outlook. He said putting the federal debt on “a sustainable path will ultimately require increases in taxes or…

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    Janet Yellen Remarks on Monetary Policy

    Federal Reserve Vice Chair Janet Yellen talked about the Federal Reserve’s recent efforts to keep interest rates low. She defended the central bank’s actions and said the greatest threat to the economy…