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February 24, 2004

Summit to host Alan Greenspan, economists from around the globe

By Michelle Mosman

The federal budget deficit dilemma, the financial crunch in education and the competitiveness of competition policy will be just a few of the issues discussed when economists from around the globe gather on Friday, Feb. 27, to review and analyze three of the top economic issues of the year at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research Economic Summit. The daylong event will conclude with a speech by Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan.

Who: Henry Aaron, Brookings Institution; Professor Timothy Bresnahan, Stanford; Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Congressional Budget Office; Joel Klein, chancellor, New York City Schools; Roy Romer, superintendent, Los Angeles Unified School District; Mario Monti, European Union; Phil Angelides, California State Treasurer; U.S. Rep. Mike Honda, 15th District of California; Chester Finn, education reform specialist; Reed Hundt, former chairman, Federal Communications Commission; George Shultz, former secretary of state, and many other policymakers and economists will come together to discuss many of the most important economic topics of the day. The keynote address will be given by Alan Greenspan, chairman of the Federal Reserve Board.

What: A West Coast Economic Summit; the first of its kind bringing together national and international economists to join forces with the policymaking and corporate communities.

Where: Frances C. Arrillaga Alumni Center, 326 Galvez St., Stanford campus

The Economic Summit is sponsored by the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR), an independent, nonpartisan research institute at Stanford University. Founded in 1982, SIEPR conducts research on important economic policy issues facing the United States and other countries. SIEPR's goal is to inform policymakers and to influence their decisions with long-term policy solutions. In the course of their research, SIEPR faculty train doctoral students as future economic policy analysts.

Editor Note:

NOT FOR PUBLICATION A mult box will be available. Please contact Michelle Mosman if you are planning to cover this event.



Michelle Mosman, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR): (650) 725-1872 (office); (650) 722-0798 (cell)

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