03/08 Lunch: William Gale, Brookings Institution: “The Fiscal Outlook and Options for Reform: No News is Bad News”

The presentation will discuss the federal fiscal outlook, the impacts of deficits on the economy, and options for fiscal reform.

Note Location: NAM  Offices, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave, Suite 600. Metro stop: Metro Center or Federal Triangle.

William Gale is the Arjay and Frances Miller Chair in Federal Economic Policy in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution.  His research focuses on tax policy, fiscal policy, pensions and saving behavior.  He is co-director of the Tax Policy Center, a joint venture of the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute.  He is also director of the Retirement Security Project.  From 2006 to 2009, he served as Vice President of Brookings and Director of the Economic Studies Program.  Gale attended Duke University and the London School of Economics and received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 1987.