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  • Alan Auerbach on Corporate Tax Policy
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    Alan Auerbach on Corporate Tax Policy

    Alan Auerbach talked aboout a destination-based consumption tax being proposed by House Republicans, which proposes that goods are taxed on where they are consumed rather than where they…

  • Discussion on Foreign Corporate Tax Reform
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    International Tax Policy

    Deputy Assistant Treasury Secretary for International Tax Affairs Robert Stack delivered remarks on the effect of changes in foreign tax laws on efforts to change the U.S. tax code and…

  • Representative Tom Price on Budget Priorities
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    Representative Tom Price on Budget Priorities

    The Brookings Institution hosted a panel discussion on budget priorities, fiscal challenges, and economic proposals from President Obama’s State of the Union address, followed by a…

  • Discussion on Tax Credits for Retirement Savings
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    Retirement Savings and Tax Policy, Part 1

    Policy experts talked about helping Americans save more for retirement. They discussed social security, individual retirement accounts, and refundable tax credits. “The State of Research on Efficiency of Savings…

  • Discussion on Dynamic Scoring
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    Congressional Budget Office Scoring

    Economic and tax policy experts talked about the processes used by the government in drafting and assessing budgets, and the steps taken to communicate and explain those figures to Congress…

  • Tax Reform
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    Tax Reform

    Panelists discussed efforts to craft a tax reform package that would reduce rates and the deficit without eliminating tax breaks that benefit large portions of the middle class. Mark Zandi said going…

  • US Fiscal Policy
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    U.S. Fiscal Policy

    Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) talked about the federal budget situation, and afterward panelists discussed her remarks and the prospects for Congress reaching a budget agreement and plan for economic…

  • Senator Portman on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction
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    Senator Portman on the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction

    Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), a member of the Joint Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, talked about reasons the committee failed to reach agreement. Following his remarks, economic…

  • Panel Discussion on Herman Cains Tax Plan
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    Panel Discussion on Herman Cain's Tax Plan

    Republican 2012 presidential candidate Herman Cain’s senior economic adviser and several tax experts talked about Mr. Cain’s 9-9-9 tax plan. The proposal calls for a 9 percent business tax,…

  • Joint Deficit Reduction Committee
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    Joint Deficit Reduction Committee

    Panelists talked about the newly created joint congressional Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, which was created on August 2, 2011, as part of the Budget Control Act of 2011 and…

  • 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…

  • PresidentElect Obamas Tax Cut Plan
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    President-Elect Obama's Tax Cut Plan

    President-Elect Obama wants to include $300 billion in tax cuts as part of his overall economic stimulus package. William Gale talked about the potential impact of the tax cuts for…

  • 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…

  • Federal Tax Reform
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    Federal Tax Reform

    Treasury officials spoke about the future of tax reform, the state of the economy, proposed plans to make several tax cuts permanent, as well as recent calls for Social Security reform.…

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