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Facing Public Debt

"Controlling Debt, Taxes and Spending Through Constitutional Methods: The Swiss and U.S. Experience"



Stibbs Room
Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC)
Tulane University


A PANEL DISCUSSION with participants:

Claudio Leoncavallo, Consul General of Switzerland, Atlanta

Michael Bernstein, Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost; Professor of Economics and History, Tulane University

Werner Weber, Deputy Head of Financial and Economic Affairs, Embassy of Switzerland, Washington, D.C.
“The Swiss Experience”

James Alm, Professor and Chair of Economics, Tulane University
“The Experience from the United States”

Steven Sheffrin, Executive Director of the Murphy Institute and Professor of Economics Tulane University
“Issues at the Federal Level for the US”

This panel discussion commemorates the 250th birthday of Albert Gallatin – former U.S. Congressman, fourth and longest-serving Secretary of the U.S. Treasury, and one of the most prominent Swiss-Americans in history.

Sponsored by the Consulate General of Switzerland in Atlanta and the Consulate of Switzerland in New Orleans.

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