Heard at the GSB
The Economic Consequences of Bush vs. Kerry: A DebateOctober 8, 2004
A few good-natured jabs were traded as three Chicago GSB economists debated the state of the economy and the strength of presidential candidates' economic plans. The experts included a former member of Bush’s economic team, a Kerry backer, and a former faculty member who served as chief economist for the IMF.
The event was sponsored by the George J. Stigler Center for the Study of the Economy and the State and the Chicago GSB Fund.
Austan Goolsbee, Professor of Economics and economic advisor to the Kerry campaign
Michael Mussa, senior fellow at the Institute of International Economics; former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund and member of the Council of Economic Advisors under President Reagan; former Chicago GSB faculty member
All video clips are in Windows Media Video format.
Kroszner: The economy is stronger than we’ve been told
Goolsbee: Passing payments to future generations is wrong
Mussa: Neither proposal addresses the deficit
Panel: On fiscal policy, deficits, and forecasting
Panel: On tax cuts and Medicare drug benefit
Q: On council of Economic Advisors, how do you compromise economic thinking with political impulses?
Q: What effect does outsourcing have on employment?