Shifting Priorities in the Federal Budget
Dr. Douglas W. Elmendorf 83 is the Director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), an understated position and office that wield great power in the government. The CBO is responsible for estimating the cost of every major policy proposal or piece of legislation. Elmendorf is also looked upon for the reality of the matter of where our fiscal policies are taking the country. Join us at his office to hear about the future of the federal budget.
Dr. Douglas W. Elmendorf 83 is the eighth director of the Congressional Budget Office. He was initially appointed on January 22, 2009, to complete the previous four-year term of office; he was later reappointed to serve through January 3, 2015. Before he came to CBO, Doug Elmendorf was a senior fellow and the Edward M. Bernstein Scholar in the Economic Studies program at the Brookings Institution. He was previously an assistant professor at Harvard University, a principal analyst at the Congressional Budget Office, a senior economist at the White Houses Council of Economic Advisers, a deputy assistant secretary for economic policy at the Treasury Department, and an assistant director of the Division of Research and Statistics at the Federal Reserve Board. In those positions, he worked on budget policy, Social Security, Medicare, health care issues, financial markets, macroeconomic analysis and forecasting, and other topics. He earned his Ph.D. and A.M. in economics from Harvard University, where he was a National Science Foundation graduate fellow, and his A.B. summa cum laude from Princeton. See http://bit.ly/U4IL1f for Elmendorfs take on the minimum wages effect on the number of workers in the economy.
Location: Congressional Budget Office, D St. SW #4 (The entrance to the building is on 2nd St. between D and E streets, the Federal Center SW metro stop is around the other side of the building, at the intersection of 3rd and D streets)
Closest Metro: Federal Center Metro Station (Orange/Blue Lines)
Attendance Limit: 30