Update: Download the rapporteur’s report here and Dr. Offutt’s presentation here.
Dr. Susan Offutt, chief economist of the GAO, will speak on October 15, 2009.
The GAO, also known as the “congressional watchdog,” is the primary agency in charge of ensuring accountability in government spending. The GAO is playing a particularly important role in enforcing accountability and transparency in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, a.k.a. the stimulus bill. Dr. Offutt will explain what the GAO does as an audit institution and discuss the role of economic analysis is supporting the GAO’s mission, especially with regard to the Recovery Act.
Please note that this lunch will be held at a different location.