What Comes Next?

On Wednesday, October 8, 2008, experts from private industry, think tanks and government came together on two panels to discuss the recent financial crisis and its effect on future policy. The first panel discussed the economic conditions surrounding the bailout and possible government responses, and featured Mark Zandi of Moody's Economy.com, Martin Baily of the Brookings Institution, Rob Dugger of the Tudor Investment Corporation, Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, and Tim Adams of The Lindsey Group. The second panel covered the likely policy ramifications of the crisis and how the next administration should respond, and included Leon Panetta, former Head of the Office of Management and Budget and Former Chief of Staff for President Clinton, Bill Frenzel, former Minnesota representative and ranking minority member on the House Budget Committee, Rudolph Penner, Senior Fellow at The Urban Institute, Alice Rivlin, former director of the Congressional Budget Office, and David Walker, President and CEO of the Peterson Foundation.

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