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  • Federal Budget and the Economy
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    Federal Budget and the Economy

    Economists spoke about the national debt, deficit spending, and future fiscal policy. They generally agreed that President Obama’s budget was a missed opportunity in addressing the nation’s…

  • William Gale Remarks on Deficit Spending
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    William Gale Remarks on Deficit Spending

    William Gale spoke about the history of the U.S. budget deficit since 2001 and analyzed the reasons for the national debt. He also spoke about the Obama administration’s economic policy for…

  • Obama Administration Fiscal Policies
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    Obama Administration Fiscal Policies

    Peter Orszag talked about Obama’s administration’s fiscal policies during his tenure as director of Office of Management and Budget (OMB). He focused on the economic stimulus package, health care…

  • Federal Budget Outlook
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    Federal Budget Outlook

    Representative Paul Ryan , the ranking member of the House Budget Committee, and a bipartisan panel of experts talked about problems posed by the current federal budget, strategies for…

  • Global Economic Outlook
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    Global Economic Outlook

    Georgetown University and the Financial Times hosted a discussion on the global economy. Chrystia Freeland moderated the panel which focused on the economic impact of financial market…

  • Federal Intervention Financial Plan Forum
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    Federal Intervention Financial Plan Forum

    The panel talked about the fate and implications of the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008. Topics included the rescue package, the 2008 election cycle, the international…

  • Future of Entitlement Programs
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    Future of Entitlement Programs

    Participants spoke about the future of entitlement programs and the federal budget outlook. Topics included the projected shortfalls in Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid, as well as…

  • 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…