Policymakers to debate federal budget March 20-21

Washington University School of Law and the Center for Interdisciplinary Studies will bring together leading experts for “Federal Budget and Tax Policy for a Sound Fiscal Future,” beginning at 8:45 a.m. March 20 and 21 in Anheuser-Busch Hall.

The conference is free and open to the public; registration is required.

“This is an important time to engage in lively discussion and debate about the federal budget challenges we face,” said Cheryl Block, J.D., professor of law and conference organizer.

“This conference brings together an exciting group of policymakers, academic experts and professionals with diverse viewpoints,” Block said.

Conference discussion panels will focus on budget process rules, budget process reform, entitlements, tax expenditures and budget accounting.

Panel presenters and commentators are leading scholars in economics, law, political science and public policy from universities, government and nonprofit public policy organizations around the country.

Participants include the founding director of the Congressional Budget Office; a former chair of the Council of Economic Advisors; the current and a former chief of staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation; a special assistant to the Office of Management and Budget director; a Treasury Department economist; and professionals from the Brookings Institution, The Concord Coalition, the Heritage Foundation, the New America Foundation and the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget.

Conference attendees are invited to participate in the discussion following each panel presentation.

For more information and to register, visit law.wustl.edu/centeris/index.asp?ID=7086.