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The Economy Summit

Washington, District of Columbia / March 18, 2014

The Atlantic's 2014 Economy Summit gathered today's leading thinkers and policy practitioners on the budget, private and public debt, finance, investment in jobs, infrastructure and nextgen tech, and international trade.

New budget deals and future standoffs, transatlantic and transpacific trade liberalizing efforts, and economy-shaking policy debates have made the U.S. and global economic scene one of tension and consequence. The U.S. economy remains fragile with high joblessness and anemic levels of investment with much of the rest of the world mired in problems as well. While the picture is not all bleak, fundamental debates about the right mix of economic strategies and regulatory policies continue.

The Atlantic’s 2014 Economy Summit gathered today’s leading thinkers and policy practitioners on the budget, private and public debt, finance, investment in jobs, infrastructure and nextgen tech, and international trade. 

Tuesday March 18, 2014 

Capital Hilton
1001 16th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20036

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Agenda

9:00 AM    Welcoming Remarks 

  •  M. Scott Havens, President, The Atlantic 

9:05 AM    A Global Economic Outlook

  • Simon Johnson Ronald A. Kurtz Professor of Entrepreneurship, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology 
  • Craig Alexander Senior Vice President and Chief Economist, TD Bank
  • Peter Morici Professor of International Business, R.H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland 
  • Sherle Schwenninger Director, Economic Growth and American Strategy Programs, New America Foundation 

Moderated by: Edward Luce Chief U.S. Commentator and Columnist, The Financial Times

10:00 AM    Conversation with Douglas Elmendorf, Director, Congressional Budget Office 
Interviewed by: Nancy Cook Economic and Domestic Policy Correspondent, National Journal 

10:30 AM    Conversation with The Honorable Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), Ranking Member, United States House of Representatives Budget Committee 
Interviewed by: David Graham Senior Associate Editor, The Atlantic 

11:00 AM    A Domestic Economic Outlook

  • Jared Bernstein Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities 
  • Heather Boushey Chief Economist and Director, The Washington Center for Equitable Growth 
  • Bill Hoagland Senior Vice President, Bipartisan Policy Center 
  • Maya MacGuineas President, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
  • Yves Smith Publisher, Naked Capitalism; Author, ECONned: How Unenlightened Self Interest Undermined Democracy and Corrupted Capitalism 

Moderated by: Derek Thompson Senior Editor, The Atlantic 

11:50 AM    Conversation with Grover Norquist, Founder and President, Americans for Tax Reform 
Interviewed by: Derek Thompson 

12:25 PM    Conversation with Lee McIntire, Executive Chairman, CH2M HILL Board of Directors 
Interviewed by: Steve Clemons Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic 

12:45 PM    Presentation by Richard Vague, Chairman, The Governor’s Woods Foundation
Interviewed by: Steve Clemons

1:10 PM    Conversation with The Honorable Michael Froman, United States Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President 
Interviewed by: Edward Luce 
                                      
1:45 PM
    Conversation with The Honorable Alice Rivlin, former Director, Congressional Budget Office; former Vice Chairman, Federal Reserve Board; former Director, Office of Management and Budget; Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution 
Interviewed by: Derek Thompson 

2:20 PM    Conversation with The Honorable Judd Gregg, former Governor, New Hampshire; former Chairman, United State Senate Budget Committee 
Interviewed by: Michael Hirsh National Correspondent, National Journal 

2:50 PM    Conversation with The Honorable Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Director, Office of Management and Budget, Executive Office of the President 
Interviewed by: Margaret Carlson Columnist, Bloomberg View 

3:20 PM    Conversation with the Honorable Sheila Bair, former Chair, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation; Senior Advisor, Pew Charitable Trusts 
Interviewed by: Deborah Solomon Reporter, The Wall Street Journal 

3:50 PM    Conversation with Jason Furman, Chairman, White House Council of Economic Advisers 
Interviewed by: Peter Beinart 

4:20 PM    Conversation with Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO 
Interviewed by: Steve Clemons 

4:50 PM    Festive Reception

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