12,707Jul 16, 2012
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 ...
866Jun 11, 2012
Tax Code Changes
Senate Finance Committee Chair Max Baucus (D-MT) outlined his committee’s efforts to write a proposal for changing the U.S. tax code. He said revenue must be part of tax reform ...
174May 3, 2012
U.S. Tax Policy Reform
Panelists talked about the principles of tax reform. They discussed the elimination of deductions and exclusions, job creation and the corporate tax rate, and the possibility of reform ...
279May 1, 2012
U.S. Economy and the Federal Budget
In the opening panel of Bloomberg News' day-long forum on the U.S. economy, economists assessed the state of the U.S. economy and prospects for growth and recovery. Topics included the role of ...
705Apr 27, 2012
Medicare Cost Control
Witnesses testified on proposals to control Medicare costs. One proposal would give seniors a voucher to shop for their own private health insurance. Under their so-called “premium ...
165Feb 23, 2012
Republican Presidential Candidates and National Debt
Panelists discussed the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget’s report on the Republican 2012 presidential candidates' economic plans and their impact on the national debt. They also ...
975Sep 20, 2011
Witnesses testified about efforts to create job growth. They also talked about the president’s jobs proposal before Congress, proposed tax reforms, enhancing federal revenues, and ...
355Aug 12, 2011
Federal Deficit and National Security
The Brookings Institution hosted a panel discussion examining the impact of the deficit reduction deal on American national security and foreign policy. They said tax reform that increases ...
209Jun 27, 2011
Federal Reserve and Financial Regulations Law
Panelists talked about the impact of the 2010 financial regulations law on the Federal Reserve. They also responded to questions from the audience.
564Jun 27, 2011
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 ...
384Feb 11, 2011
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 ...
373Feb 11, 2010
Federal Budget and Deficits
Economics professors testified on a target for long-term fiscal sustainability for the U.S. Among the topics they addressed were the amount of debt backed by foreign governments, deficit reduction ...
312Dec 15, 2009
After Words with David Wessel
David Wessel talked about his book In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke’s War on the Great Panic (Crown Business; August 4, 2009). In his book the Pulitzer Prize-winning economics editor of ...
603Nov 18, 2009
Federal Oversight of Washington, D.C. Government
A hearing was held on legislation intended to eliminate congressional review of newly-passed District of Columbia laws, and transfer provisions of the Home Rule Act pertaining to the city’s ...
97Jul 23, 2009
Systemic Risk Regulation, Panel 2
Witnesses testified about government oversight and regulation of financial institutions and markets. Among the issues they addressed were reorganization of government agencies and the creation ...
258Jul 21, 2009
Systemic Risk in Financial Markets, Part 1
Witnesses testified about the state of financial institutions and markets, government efforts to assist financial institutions, and proposals to provide greater oversight and systemic risk ...
51Nov 6, 2008
New Fiscal Priorities
Panelists spoke about the budgetary priorities on the new Congress and incoming Obama administration. Among the issues they addressed were providing an eonomic stimulus for the poor economic ...
416Oct 21, 2008
Financial Markets Oversight and Regulation
The House Financial Services Committee held a hearing on the possible restructuring of the financial markets, including financial institution oversight and regulation, systemic risk and housing ...
154Oct 1, 2008
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 response, and ...
110Jan 10, 2008
Stimulating U.S. Economy
Douglas Elmendorf presented the Hamilton Project briefing paper, If, When, How? Prospects for Fiscal Stimulus in the U.S. Economy. Former Secretary Rubin moderated a discussion on what ...