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  • Jacob Frenkel Remarks on the Global Economy
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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…

    321 views
  • Paul Volcker on Lessons from the 2008 Financial Crisis
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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…

    735 views
  • Douglas Elmendorf Remarks on Fiscal Policy
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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…

    258 views
  • Janet Yellen Remarks on Monetary Policy
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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…

    905 views
  • Economic Campaign Issues
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    Economic Campaign Issues

    Obama and Romney presidential campaign economic advisers debated job creation and other economic issues in the 2012 election. Topics included the health care law, government spending, job…

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  • Major Economic Indicators
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    Major Economic Indicators

    William Bostic and Kenneth Simonson talked about four major Census Bureau economic indicators that are closely monitored on Wall Street and by economists. They are residential construction, retail sales,…

    357 views
  • Oil Price Increases After Iraqi Invasion
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    Oil Price Increases After Iraqi Invasion

    The subcommittee investigated the United States' economic and security interests in the Persian Gulf. The hearing focused on the United States' dependence on foreign energy resources, the…

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