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Event Materials - 2012

Materials from 2012 events are here. Use the links on the left to find material from previous years. Learn more about NEC podcasts here.

December 17 - Annual Dinner

Ben Stein speech text | Glen Hodgson podcast | Edmund Phelps podcast | Program

December 6, 2012 - Economics and the Race for Global Advantage

Robert Atkinson ITIF.

November 29, 2012 - How Does the Current Business Cycle Inform the Long-Run Outlook?

Neil Soss, Ph.D., Chief Economist, Credit Suisse
Podcast | Slides

November 27, 2012- Dealing with the Fiscal Deficit

Martin Feldstein, Harvard University

November 16, 2012 - Prospects for Tax Reform

Bruce Bartlett, Columnist, Blogger, Contributor, The Fiscal Times

October 2, 2012 - The Economics of Wine

Stephen Chaikind, Johns Hopkins University

September 27, 2012 - "Economic and Auto Industry Update"

Ellen Hughes-Cromwick, Chief Economist, Ford Motor Corporation
and Former President of NABE, 2007-2008

September 20, 2012 - “Federal Tax Reform and State and Local Revenues”

Kim Rueben, Urban Institute

September 13, 2012 - "RED INK: Inside the High-Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget"

David Wessel, Wall Street Journal Economics Editor and Author

September 6, 2012 - Building up or Falling off a (Fiscal) Cliff? The Economic Outlook for Construction

Ken Simonson, Associated General Contractors and Vice President, NABE
Slides | Remarks | Podcast | Rapporteur

July 26 - Ben Bernanke's economy: Can the Fed deliver Morning in America?

Ryan Avent, Economics Correspondent for The Economist

July 19, 2012 - Budgetary Landscape: Cliffs, Mountains, and a Vast Wasteland

Alex Brill Research Fellow, American Enterprise Institute

July 12, 2012 - Risk, Equality, and Economic Narratives

Megan McArdle, Special Correspondent, Newsweek, Daily Beast
Formerly, Senior Editor, The Atlantic Monthly

June 29, 2012 - What Should the Winners of 2012 Do in 2013?

Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum, Jared Bernstein, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
Podcast | Rapporteur

May 31, 2012 - Policy Analysis With CGE Models: Can It Contribute? Can It Be Understood?

Peter Dixon, Sir John Monash Distinguished Professor Monash University
Slideshow | Rapporteur

May 24, 2012 - An Economic Analysis of Drug Legalization

Jeffrey Miron, Senior Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dept of Economics, Harvard University
Slideshow | Rapporteur

May 17, 2012 - A Look at the World Economy

Olivier Blanchard, Economic Counselor and Director Research Dept, IMF Professor of Economics, MIT

May 10, 2012 - "The Rise of Asia and The New Economic Order"

Dale Jorgenson, Professor, Harvard University
Slideshow | Podcast

May 3, 2012 - Why The Eurozone Crisis is Not Over

Martin Wolf, Financial Times
Slides  Wolf Summary  Wolf PDF Wolf Audio/Video of presentation

April 26, 2012 - Restructuring Prudential Bank Regulation to Make it Work

Charles W. Calomiris, Henry Kaufman Professor of Financial Institution, Columbia University
No podcast | Slides | Paper

April 19, 2012 - Implementation of Dodd Frank Reform and What Impact Could the Elections Have on Reform

Candida Wolff, Executive Vice President, Global Government Affair,s Citigroup

April 12, 2012 - Clear Communications and Monetary Policy

Charles Plosser, President, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Podcast | Rapporteur

April 10, 2012 - Crisis and Recovery: Reflections on the Eurozone from a Netherlands Perspective

Coen Teulings, Director, Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis (CPB)
Slideshow | Rapporteur


April 5, 2012 - Harvesting Intangible Assets:  Making the Most of Intellectual Property Management

Andrew Sherman, Partner, Jones Day
Rapporteur | Slideshow

March 29, 2012 - Productivity Puzzles and the Recovery

Martin Baily, Bernard L. Schwartz Chair, Economic Policy Development, The Brookings Institution
Podcast | Slideshow | Rapporteur

March 22, 2012 - Retail Automotive in a Slow-Growth Economy

Paul Taylor, Chief Economist, National Automobile Dealers Association
Podcast | Slideshow | Rapporteur

March 8, 2012 - Fiscal Therapy: A Rehab Program for America's Debt Addiction

William G. Gale, Brookings Institution/Tax Policy Center
No podcast | Slideshow | Rapporteur

March 1, 2012 - The Outlook for the Washington Area Economy

John McClain, Deputy Director, Center for Regional Analysis, School of Public Policy, George Mason University
Podcast | Slideshow | Rapporteur

Feb 23, 2012 - India’s Unusual Economic Past and Uncertain Economic Future

Arvind Subramanian, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics.
Podcast | Slideshow | Rapporteur

February 16, 2012 - From Financial Crisis to Stagnation: The Destruction of Shared Prosperity and the Role of Economics

Thomas Palley, Ph.D., Associate, Economic Growth Program, New America Foundation
Podcast | Podcast | Rapporteur

February 9, 2012 - Budget and Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2012 to 2022

Douglas Elmendorf, Director, Congressional Budget Office
Podcast | Slideshow | Rapporteur

February 2, 2012 - Year of the Political Economy. How will Housing Fare?

Douglas Duncan, Chief Economist and  Vice President,  Fannie Mae
Podcast | Slideshow | Rapporteur

January 26, 2012 - Unraveling the Euro Crisis

Ted Truman, Senior Fellow, Peterson Institute for International Economics.
Podcast | Rapporteur

January 19, 2012 - The Slowdown in Medicare Spending Growth: What Does it Mean?

Chapin White, Center for Studying Health System Change
Podcast | Slideshow | Rapporteur

January 12, 2012 - The Global Manufacturing Outlook

Dan Meckstroth, Chief Economist and Director of Research, The Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI)
Podcast | Slideshow

January 5, 2012 - When Europe Sneezes

Ethan Harris, Bank of America






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