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National Economists Club podcasts are recordings from the weekly speeches by economic policymakers and commentators the NEC holds in Washington, DC.

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National Economists Club podcasts are recordings from the weekly speeches by economic policymakers and commentators the NEC holds in Washington, DC.

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NEC Podcasts

Latest release on Dec 03, 2013

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National Economists Club podcasts are recordings from the weekly speeches by economic policymakers and commentators the NEC holds in Washington, DC.

NEC #213 Economics and the Race for Global Advantage

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Robert Atkinson is the founder and president of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF), a Washington, DC-based technology policy think tank. He is also author of Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage
http://www.national-economists.org/podcasts/nec213.mp3

Dec 03 2013

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NEC #214 Animal Spirits with Chinese Characters

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Mark DeWeaver is a principal and cofounder of  Quantrarian Capital Management. He recently published Animal Spirits with Chinese Characteristics in December 2012 with Palgrave Macmillan. He lived and work in China between 1985 – 1994 first as a student and then a research analyst with Peregrine Brokerage.
http://www.national-economists.org/podcasts/130110%20Mark%20DeWeaver.mp3

Dec 03 2013

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NEC #215 Deficit Outlook and Negotiating Reductions Robert Litan, Bloomberg Government

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Robert Litan is the director of research at Bloomberg Government.  Prior to Bloomberg Government, he was Vice President for Research and Policy at the Kauffman Foundation in Kansas City, where he oversaw research relating to entrepreneurship, and a Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution.  At Brookings, Litan pursued a wide-ranging research agenda, which included topics in regulation, financial institutions, telecommunications, and general economic policy.
http://www.national-economists.org/podcasts/130124%20Litan.mp3

Dec 03 2013

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NEC #220 Dissenting View: The 2008 Financial Crisis

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Peter J. Wallison, AEI
Peter Wallison is the Arthur F. Burns Chair in Financial Market Studies and co-director of American Enterprise Institute’s program on financial market de-regulation. Prior to joining AEI, he practices banking, corporate, and financial law at Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher in Washington, DC and New York. He has held a number of government positions including, general counsel to the Treasury Department under Ronald Reagan, White House counsel to Ronald Reagan, and counsel to Nelson A. Rockefeller when he served as both New York governor and Vice President.
http://www.national-economists.org/podcasts/130502%20Wallison.mp3

Dec 03 2013

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NEC #219 Economic Outlook, the Banking Sector and Developing Disequilibriums

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NEC #218 How has the Measured Unemployment Rate Performed during the Great Recession?

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Keith Hall is a Senior Research Fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University. Prior to that he served as the thirteenth Commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, held the title Chief Economist for the White House Council of Economic Advisors, and spent ten years at the U.S. International Trade Commission.
http://www.national-economists.org/podcasts/130411%20Hall.mp3

Dec 03 2013

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NEC #217 Prospects for the Euro Area

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Jacob Funk Kirkegaard is a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, with which he has been associated since 2002.  Before joining the Institute, he worked with the Danish Ministry of Defense, the United Nations in Iraq, and in the private financial sector. He is a graduate of the Danish Army's Special School of Intelligence and Linguistics with the rank of first lieutenant; the University of Aarhus in Aarhus, Denmark; and Columbia University in New York. His current research focuses on European economies and reform, pension systems and accounting rules, demographics, offshoring, high-skilled immigration, and the impact of information technology.
http://www.national-economists.org/podcasts/130314%20Jacob%20Kirkegaard.mp3

Dec 03 2013

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NEC #193 - The Global Manufacturing Outlook

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Dan Meckstroth, Chief Economist and Director of Research, The Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI). Manufacturing production in the United States is expected to growth modestly faster than the overall economy in 2012.  Dan Meckstroth will identify the industries within the manufacturing sector that will drive the growth and explain why some industries that are lagging.  He will then discuss the manufacturing outlook in the major regions of the world.  A recession in Europe and the extent of a slowdown in Latin America and Asia are included in the global manufacturing outlook presentation. Recorded January 12, 2012.
http://www.national-economists.org/podcasts/nec193.mp3

Nov 26 2013

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NEC #192 - CBO's Use of Evidence in Analysis of Budget and Economic Policies

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Jeffrey Kling, Associate Director for Economic Analysis at the Congressional Budget Office, is an economist who joined CBO in July 2009. He has conducted research on public housing, incarceration, retirement security, Medicare's prescription drug program, unemployment insurance, and other aspects of public policy in the United States. His work has been published in the American Economic Review, Econometrica, the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and elsewhere. Previously, he was the Joseph A. Pechman Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution. From 1998 to 2005, he was a faculty member at Princeton University. In earlier government service, he was a special assistant to the Secretary of Labor and an assistant to the chief economist at the World Bank. He earned his Ph.D. in economics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and his A.B. from Harvard University. His presentation will focus on CBO’s use of evidence in the analysis of budget and economic policies. The presentation will addressed numerous questions, including: How does CBO make projections? What types of evidence does CBO use?How does CBO characterize uncertainty?Recorded Dec 12, 2011
http://www.national-economists.org/podcasts/nec192.mp3

Nov 26 2013

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NEC #191 - Both Sides Now: Bipartisan Healthcare Wrap-Up

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Len Nichols, George Mason University and James Capretta, Ethics and Public Policy Center. Two veteran White House health care policy advisors – one a Democrat and the other a Republican – will discuss where healthcare reform stands at year-end. 2012 will be a pivotal year for the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – the landmark healthcare law enacted in 2010. It will be a busy year for implementation at both the federal and state levels, and the U.S. Supreme Court will consider challenges to the law. Recorded Dec 8, 2011.
http://www.national-economists.org/podcasts/nec191.mp3

Nov 26 2013

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