Economics is Political

Economists are always looking at global market forces, but especially now, as the U.S. prepares for a new president, they are looking at fiscal policy choices.

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These preeminent global economists with public service experience are highly qualified to discuss the intersection between fiscal policy and the global economy.​

Larry Summers is an expert on domestic economics and a leading authority on international finance. Prior to serving in the Obama Administration as Director of the White House National Economic Council, Dr. Summers was Secretary of the Treasury during the Clinton Administration, President of Harvard University, and Chief Economist of the World Bank.

Steve Forbes has twice run for President of the U.S. and is an influential Republican economist, noted for his advocacy of a flat tax. He is Chairman and Editor-in-Chief of Forbes Media, and offers long-standing insights that capitalism, free markets, and a flat tax are essential to a healthy economy.

As the Chief Economic Adviser of Allianz and former CEO/CIO of PIMCO, Mohamed El-Erian is a highly influential global economist who wrote the must-read bestseller When Markets Collide. He also served as Chair of President Obama's Global Development Council.

Ms. Duke served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, where she served as Chair of the Federal Reserve’s Committee on Consumer and Community Affairs and as a member of its Committee on Bank Supervision and Regulation, Committee on Bank Affairs, and Committee on Board Affairs. Prior to her work at the U.S. Fed, Duke worked in commercial banking, giving her a Main Street point of view.

Alan Krueger served as chairman of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) and a member of his Cabinet. As the former chief economist of both the Department of the Treasury and Department of Labor, he is not only one of the foremost experts on labor and unemployment, but he is also one of the people best poised to address our current economic environment.  

Laura D’Andrea Tyson has held positions at the highest level of business and government.  She was the first woman to chair the White House Council of Economic Advisors, a position which she held for both Clinton and Obama.  She has also served as Dean for the business schools at UC Berkeley and London School of Economics.  She co-chairs the World Economic Forum's Council on Women's Empowerment.


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