Budget, Debt, and Deficits


Debt, Governance, and Growth: A Eurozone Perspective (Audio)

Speaker: Olli Rehn
Presider: Steven L. Rattner

Olli Rehn, commissioner for economic and monetary affairs for the European Union (EU), details the steps the EU is taking for comprehensive economic repair, and states that the EU is maintaining its momentum of growth.

This meeting was part of the C. Peter McColough series on International Economics.

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McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics: Sovereign Debt Restructuring in Europe: Lessons from Latin America

Speakers: Adam Lerrick, William R. Rhodes, and Ernesto Zedillo Ponce de León
Presider: Roger C. Altman

The McKinsey Executive Roundtable Series in International Economics is presented by the Corporate Program and the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies.

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Video Interviewer: John C. Bussey
Interviewee: Roger C. Altman

Roger Altman, Founder and Chairman of Evercore Partners and former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, discusses the prospects for solving the U.S. debt and deficit with John Bussey, Washington Bureau Chief of The Wall Street Journal. Altman and Bussey spoke on the sidelines of CFR's 2011 Corporate Conference.

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Obama Budget Ducks Spending Cuts

Authors: Benn Steil and Paul Swartz
Financial News

Benn Steil's April column in Dow Jones' Financial News, co-authored with Paul Swartz, argues that the White House OMB's growth forecasts are systematically biased upwards, and that using the lower private or CBO growth assumptions results in about $1.75 trillion more debt over the next ten years than is implied by the president's recent budget.

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