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Generating a Robust Recovery

Date: September 30, 2009

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Officially, the Great Recession may be coming to an end, but it will leave in its wake historically high unemployment and a host of other serious economic problems. How will policy-makers promote a robust, employment-led recovery that will lay the foundation for strong, long-term growth? Meeting this challenge requires both the will to continue investing in families hard hit by the recession despite growing budget deficits and the skill in crafting the right mix of policies to ensure that this recovery — unlike the last one — will bring significant numbers of new jobs and rising living standards along with it.

On September 30, 2009, the Economic Policy Institute hosted a discussion of these issues with noted experts in this exciting forum.

Keynote speakers:

Rep. Rosa DeLauro, Congresswoman, 3rd District of Connecticut

Geoffrey Garin, President, Hart Reasearch Associates


J. Bradford DeLong, Professor, UC Berkeley; Research Associate, National Bureau of Economic Research

John Irons, Research and Policy Director, Economic Policy Institute

Paul Krugman, Columnist, New York Times; Professor, Princeton University and Nobel Laureate


Steven Pearlstein, Business Columnist, The Washington Post

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J. Bradford DeLong
Geoffrey Garin

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