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First Tuesdays: What Policymakers, The Public, The Press, and Parents Need to Know about Economics... in 90 Minutes or Less

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Noon-1:30 p.m. ET



To watch the live video webcast or a recording, go to
http://www.ustream.tv/channel/urban-institute-events. (No registration is required.)


Greg Ip, U.S. economics editor, The Economist; author, The Little Book of Economics: How the Economy Works in the Real World
Donald Marron, director, Tax Policy Center; former member, White House Council of Economic Advisers; editor, 30-Second Economics: The 50 Most Thought-Provoking Economic Theories, Each Explained in Half a Minute
Robert Reischauer, president, Urban Institute; former director, Congressional Budget Office (moderator)
Diane Lim Rogers, chief economist, Concord Coalition; former chief economist, House Budget Committee; blogger, EconomistMom.com
Eugene Steuerle, Institute fellow, Urban Institute; former deputy assistant secretary of the treasury for tax analysis; author, Contemporary U.S. Tax Policy

Everybody has something to say about economics -- and a lot of it is outdated, out of bounds, even outrageous.

To help those making economic decisions -- all of us, really -- five outstanding scholars and scribes will distill the essence of their field in less time than it takes to watch Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps. They’ll cover what you need to know now -- from the theories that explain economic fundamentals to the taxes that fuel government programs, from the hum and hiccups of the American economic engine to the bottom line on how government uses your dollars.

Join us -- at the Urban Institute or on the web. It’ll be time well spent.

At the Urban Institute
2100 M Street N.W., 5th Floor, Washington, D.C.
Lunch will be provided at 11:45 a.m. The forum begins promptly at noon.

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