Economic and Financial Issues Facing the Next President

Policy Forum
September 26, 2016
12:00PM to 1:30PM
Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute
Featuring Douglas Holtz-Eakin, President, American Action Forum; Chris Edwards, Director of Tax Policy and Editor of DownsizingGovernment.org, Cato Institute; and Stephan Danninger, Division Chief, Western Hemisphere Department, International Monetary Fund; moderated by Mark A. Calabria, Director of Financial Regulation Studies, Cato Institute.

So far missing from the presidential campaigns has been a serious discussion of long-run structural issues facing the U.S. economy, especially the large projected budget deficits. Continuing to delay action on fiscal imbalances is not an option for the next administration. Economic and fiscal realities will constrain future policy options, as noted in recent studies by the International Monetary Fund and the Cato Institute. Please join our panel of distinguished economists as they examine and analyze the most pressing economic, financial, and fiscal issues facing the next president.