About The Hearing
The Hearing provides a forum for discussing the key economic policy questions being debated in Washington. In a typical week, we will highlight Washington's actions on a topic of economic significance, such as economic stimulus, taxation, financial regulation or the auto industry bailout.
This blog will include previews of congressional hearings, key speeches, Washington-based forums and anticipated congressional action on economic policy, plus an analysis of the events after they occur. Articles in this blog will be written by the moderators, Simon Johnson and James Kwak, but we also expect guest contributions from economists, commentators and other experts. In this time of economic disruption, Washington has an important role to play in helping us understand how we got to this point and in designing the playing field for our economic future. Our goal is to give you greater transparency and insight into how that job can be done.
Johnson is former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, is a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management and a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics. He is a co-founder of the Baseline Scenario.
Kwak is a former McKinsey consultant, a co-founder of Guidewire Software, and currently a student at the Yale Law School. He is a co-founder of the Baseline Scenario.
April 20, 2009; 12:00 AM ET
Categories: Banking , Global Economy , Regulation , Your Hearing
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