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HERMAN CAIN, Former CEO, Godfather’s Pizza
KEVIN A. HASSETT, AEI
Question and Answer Session
WILLIAM G. GALE, Brookings Institution
RICH LOWRIE, Friends of Herman Cain
STEPHEN MOORE, Wall Street Journal
KEVIN A. HASSETT, AEI
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William G. Gale holds the Arjay and Frances Fearing Miller Chair in Federal Economic Policy in the economic studies program at the Brookings Institution and is the codirector of the Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center. His areas of expertise include taxation, budget and fiscal policy, private saving behavior, pensions and intergenerational transfers of wealth. Mr. Gale is a former senior staff economist for the President’s Council of Economic Advisers and a former assistant professor of economics at the University of California at Los Angeles. He is the author or co-author of numerous academic and popular books, including “Economic Effects of Fundamental Tax Reform” (Brookings Institution, 1996), “Rethinking Estate and Gift Taxation” (Brookings Institution, 2001), “Private Pensions and Public Policies” (Brookings Institution, 2004), “The Evolving Pension System: Trends, Effects, and Proposals for Reform” (Brookings Institution, 2005), “Aging Gracefully: Ideas to Improve Retirement Security in America” (Century Foundation, 2006) and “Automatic: Changing the Way America Saves” (Brookings Institution, 2009).
Kevin A. Hassett is the director of economic policy studies and a senior fellow at AEI. Before joining AEI, he was a senior economist at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System and an associate professor of economics and finance at the Graduate School of Business of Columbia University, as well as a policy consultant to the Treasury Department during the George H. W. Bush and Clinton administrations. He served as an economic adviser to the George W. Bush 2004 presidential campaign, chief economic adviser to Senator John McCain during the 2000 presidential primaries and senior economic adviser to the McCain 2008 presidential campaign. Mr. Hassett also writes a column for National Review.
Rich Lowrie has worked as a senior economic adviser to Herman Cain since June 2011. He is also the managing director for investments at Lowrie/Carney/String/Smith Wealth Management Group of Wells Fargo Advisors and is on the advisory board of the American Conservative Union. He was previously senior vice president at McDonald Investments.
Stephen Moore is an editorial board member and senior economics writer for The Wall Street Journal. Prior to joining The Wall Street Journal, he was the founder and president of the Club for Growth and the president of the Free Enterprise Fund. He has previously served as a senior economist on the Congressional Joint Economic Committee, as a budget expert for the Heritage Foundation and as a senior economics fellow at the Cato Institute, where he published dozens of studies on federal and state tax and budget policy. He was a consultant to the National Economic Commission in l987 and research director for President Reagan’s Commission on Privatization.
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