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2012 Yates Lecture: William Gale

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William Gale, Arjay and Frances Miller Chair in Federal Economic Policy in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution

"Fiscal Therapy: A Rehab Program for America's Debt Addiction"


Uptown Campus
Lavin-Bernick Center (LBC)
Stibbs Room

Reception to Follow Free and Open to the Public.

Event Details

Open to the public

Admission: Free

Event Type: Yates Lectures

Sponsored By: Murphy Institute , Political Economy

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About The Speaker

William G. Gale is the Arjay and Frances Miller Chair in Federal Economic Policy in the Economic Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. He is co-director of the Tax Policy Center, a joint venture of the Brookings Institution and the Urban Institute.

Prior to joining Brookings in 1992, Dr. Gale was Assistant Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of California, Los Angeles, and a senior economist for the Council of Economic Advisers under President George H.W. Bush.

He is the co-editor of several books, including Automatic: Changing the Way America Saves (Brookings 2009), Aging Gracefully: Ideas to Improve Retirement Security in America (Century Foundation, 2006), The Evolving Pension System: Trends, Effects, and Proposals for Reform (Brookings, 2005), Private Pensions and Public Policy (Brookings, 2004), Rethinking Estate and Gift Taxation (Brookings, 2001), and Economic Effects of Fundamental Tax Reform (Brookings, 1996).

Dr. Gale’s research has been published in several scholarly journals, including the American Economic Review, Journal of Political Economy, and Quarterly Journal of Economics. In 2007, a paper he co-authored was awarded the TIAA-CREF Paul A. Samuelson Award Certificate of Excellence.

The Murphy Institute

Established in memory of Charles H. Murphy, Sr. (1870-1954), and inspired by the vision of Charles H. Murphy, Jr. (1920-2002), The Murphy Institute exists to help Tulane faculty and students understand economic, moral, and political problems we all face and think about. More important, it exists to help us understand how these problems have come to be so closely interconnected.