Event -- Fiscal Cliffhanger: Playing Chicken at the Policy Precipice?

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Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Noon-1:30 p.m. ET





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  • Donald Marron, director, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center; former acting director, Congressional Budget Office; former member, President’s Council of Economic Advisers 
  • Rudolph Penner, Institute fellow, Urban Institute; former director, Congressional Budget Office; former assistant director for economic policy, Office of Management and Budget
  • Robert Reischauer, president emeritus, Urban Institute; former director, Congressional Budget Office; public trustee, Social Security and Medicare trust funds
  • Howard Gleckman, resident fellow, Urban Institute; editor, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center’s TaxVox blog (moderator)

In the best (or worst) tradition of the Hollywood cliffhanger, the 112th Congress and the White House yanked the nation from the edge of the fiscal cliff at the last minute. But like in all classic serials, we know more trouble is just around the bend.

Please join this distinguished panel of experts, who have held senior positions at both the Congressional Budget Office and the White House, for a clear-eyed analysis of what the fiscal cliff debate did and did not achieve, and what is likely to happen in 2013.

- Bios
- Marron slides
- Gleckman handout

At the Urban Institute
2100 M Street N.W., 5th Floor, Washington, D.C.
Lunch will be provided at 11:30 a.m. The forum begins promptly at noon.

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