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PRIOR to host conference on U.S. fiscal crisis, March 27

Mar 27, 2009 (All day)
Open to the Public, Registration Required

The Woodrow Wilson School's Policy Research Institute for the Region (PRIOR) will host a public conference titled "The USA Financial Crisis- Problems and Solutions," on Friday, March 27, 2009 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Woodrow Wilson School, Robertson Hall, on the Princeton University campus.

The event will address the multi-pronged financial problems facing our region and our country. Presentations will be made by representatives from the Concord Coalition, a bipartisan political advocacy group made up of fiscal experts from the Peterson Foundation, the Heritage Foundation and the Brookings Institution. The group is currently conducting its “Wake-Up Tour” to promote a balanced budget. A Q&A session will follow their presentation.

Coalition participants will include Alice Rivlin, Senior Fellow, at the Brookings Institution and former Vice-Chairman of the Federal Reserve; Robert Bixby, Executive Director of the Concord Coalition; Brian Riedl, the Grover M. Hermann Fellow for Federal Budgetary Affairs at the Heritage Foundation; and Steuerle, Vice President, of the Peterson Foundation.

The key challenges to be addressed are:

  • Stabilizing our financial markets to ensure an ample and affordable supply of credit
  • Reducing the severity and duration of the current recession
  • Getting Americans back to work
  • Constructing a budget that deals with two critical long-range challenges - controlling the grow of health care costs and putting social security on a financially sustainable path
  • Reforming our tax system to make it more efficient, fairer, and simpler and raising adequate revenues while maintaining economic growth

For more information and to register for this event, please visit the PRIOR website.


Alice Rivlin, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution and former Vice-Chairman of the Federal Reserve; former Director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO); and former Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB)- Brian Riedl, Grover M. Hermann Fellow for Federal Budgetary Affairs, Heritage Foundation; former Staff Analyst for Wisconsin...