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  • Budget Deficit Reform
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    Budget Deficit Reform

    Panelists talked about resolving uncertainty in the federal government budget process in order to promote innovation. This forum was part of a Brookings Institution forum titled “Fostering Growth…

  • Capital Markets and the Fiscal Cliff
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    Capital Markets and the Fiscal Cliff

    Robert Greifeld talked about the the impact of the “fiscal cliff” on capital markets. The “fiscal cliff” referred to impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress failed to reach a new…

  • Manufacturing and American Jobs
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    Manufacturing and American Jobs

    Panelists talked about increasing American manufacturing. Topics included creating new trade agreements, training programs, policy changes to encourage investment, and what can be learned…

  • US Economy and Job Creation
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    U.S. Economy and Job Creation

    The McKinsey Global Institute held a forum on its study of future U.S. job creation. Charles Kolb and Austan Goolsbee made opening remarks on the current economic situation, and James…

  • Financial Regulations Law
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    Financial Regulations Law

    Following Charles Taylor’s opening remarks, Michael Barr talked about the 2008 financial crisis and actions taken in response to the crisis through the 2010 financial regulations law. Panelists…

  • Perspective from Alan Greenspan
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    Perspective from Alan Greenspan

    Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan spoke about the mortgage market. Following brief remark she answered questions from the audience. This was the luncheon keynote speech of a Brookings…

  • US Residential Mortgage Market
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    U.S. Residential Mortgage Market

    Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner spoke about the report released that day by the Obama administration, Reforming America’s Housing Finance Market: A Report to Congress, on…

  • Manufacturing Exports and the Economy
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    Manufacturing Exports and the Economy

    Panelists talked about approaches to expanding U.S. manufacturing and exports. Topics included investments in education, infrastructure, and U.S. global competitiveness. Panelists also…

  • Government Debt and Fiscal Policy
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    Government Debt and Fiscal Policy

    Panelists talked about budget reform and strategies to reduce the national debt. They also responded to questions from the audience.

  • Budget Reform Policy Fourm Part 2
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    Budget Reform Policy Fourm, Part 2

    Participants spoke about the federal budget deficit, U.S. fiscal policy, the impact of economic stimulus legislation on the economy, and financial market regulation. They also answered…

  •  September 2008 Financial Collapse
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    September 2008 Financial Collapse

    Panelists talked about the government’s response to the 2008 financial crisis. Topics included when the government should or should not intervene, the condition of current markets,…

  • Obama Administration Economic Program
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    Obama Administration Economic Program

    Lawrence Summers talked about the Obama administration’s economic program and the prospects for the American economy. In his remarks he said that consumer spending showed signs of improvement and…

  • Economic Lessons of the Great Depression
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    Economic Lessons of the Great Depression

    Christina Romer outlined lessons that can be learned from the Great Depression and applied to the current economy. Before she joined the Obama Administration, Dr. Romer taught economic…

  • Troubled Asset Relief Program Implementation
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    Troubled Asset Relief Program Implementation

    Interim Assistant Secretary for Financial Stability Neel Kashkari talked about the implementation of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), the Treasury Department’s $700 billion…

  • Economic Recovery Plan Panel 2
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    Economic Recovery Plan, Panel 2

    Witnesses testified about federal efforts to resolve turmoil in the financial markets and stabilize the economy. They also talked about consumer confidence, access to credit by business and…

  • Recent Credit and Loan Industry Practices
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    Recent Credit and Loan Industry Practices

    A panel discussion was held on subprime credit practices of the past two years and the lessons learned for lending institutions and investors. Topics included lending standards, regulation,…

  • US Economy and Housing Market
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    U.S. Economy and Housing Market

    Treasury Undersecretary David McCormick talked about the economy and the housing market. In his remarks he said the economy continued to grow at a moderate and that the greatest threat to…

  • State of US Financial Markets
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    State of U.S. Financial Markets

    Sheila Bair delivered keynote remarks on the current state of the markets and possible policy solutions for alleviating the current credit crisis. Following her presentation, Martin Neil Baily, Douglas…

  • Financial Markets  Credit Industry
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    Financial Markets & Credit Industry

    Several economists have said that the worst of the credit crunch is over, but questions remain as to what caused such a dramatic economic decline and how to prevent another from occurring…

  • Outsourcing and Insourcing
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    Outsourcing and Insourcing

    A panel of economists discussed the impact of outsourcing and insourcing on the U.S. economy and its relationship with the broader global economy. They noted that many jobs that have been…

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