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Two economists to speak at SABEW conference

December 18, 2012

Posted by Chris Roush

Two noted economists will speak at the 50th anniversary conference of the Society of American Business Editors and Writers in Washington D.C. on April 4-6.

Peter Orszag, director of the Congressional Budget Office in 2007-2008, helped draw attention to the importance of health care reform and how current health care would negatively impact the long-term economic state of the US.

Since 2008, Orszag has worked as a columnist with Bloomberg View and the New York Times and participated as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is currently vice chairman of Global Banking at Citigroup.

David Stockman, former director of the Office of Management and Budget, will also speak during the spring conference at the Marvin Center at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

Stockman was director of the OMB from January 1981 until August 1985. During his tenure he was a strong proponent of supply-side economics, a macroeconomic philosophy now more commonly referred to as “trickle-down economics.”

After his term as director of the OMB, Stockman went on to a career on Wall Street with the investment bank Salomon Brothers and Blackstone Group, the private equity company.

To sign up for the conference, go here.

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