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October 04, 2010

America's Fiscal Choices

The Century Foundation

Strengthening the Economy

& Building for the Future

Was Streamed Live, Tuesday, October 5th

 The first panel is available below and the subsequent will be posted shortly. View articles in CNN Money,Washington Post, The National Journal , The Hill, Stocks That Party, and Politico.

View the video of the Economists Panel: Budget Policy, Short-Term Recovery and Long-Term Growth panel from the America's Fiscal Choice conference. The panel included Jan Hatzius, Goldman Sachs; Paul Krugman, New York Times; and Martin Feldstein, Harvard. It was moderated by Jackie Calmes of the New York Times.


9:00 to 9:30 Welcome and Setting the Framework: Economic Growth, Investment and Deficit Reduction Tamara Draut, Demos; Lawrence Mishel, Economic Policy Institute
9:30 to 10:30 Economists Panel: Budget Policy, Short-Term Recovery and Long-Term Growth Jan Hatzius, Goldman Sachs; Paul Krugman, New York Times; Martin Feldstein, Harvard Jackie Calmes, New York Times
10:30 to 11:00 The Short-Term Challenge: The Fiscal Squeeze on State and Local Governments Robert Greenstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Ezra Klein, Washington Post
11:00 to 11:15 Break

11:15 to 12:15 The Medium-Term Challenge: Replenishing Revenues and Modernizing the Tax Code Leonard Burman, Maxwell School, Syracuse University; John Irons, Economic Policy Institute; Henry Aaron, Brookings Institution, CBPP Ezra Klein, Washington Post
12:15 to 1:00 Lunch

1:00 to 1:45 Lunch Time Feature
The Medium Term Challenge: Strengthening Social Security and Retirement Security
Nancy Altman, Social Security Works; Teresa Ghilarducci, The New School; Robert Reischauer, Urban Institute Robert Kuttner, The American Prospect
1:45 to 2:30 The Medium-Term Challenge: Reassessing our National Security Goals and Budget Carl Conetta, Project on Defense Alternatives; David Walker, Peter G. Peterson Foundation; Cindy Williams, MIT Stan Collender, Qorvis
2:30 to 3:15 The Long-Term Challenge: Next Steps for Healthcare Reform Karen Davis, Commonwealth Fund; Maggie Mahar, TCF Fellow; Bill Hoagland, CIGNA Robert Kuttner, The American Prospect
3:15 to 3:30 Break

3:30 to 4:30 The Long-Term Challenge: Public Investment as a Foundation for Growth John Podesta, Center for American Progress; Robert Puentes, Brookings Institution; Eileen Appelbaum, Center for Economic and Policy Research Stan Collender, Qorvis


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