Restoring Our Economy Post-Pandemic Session I: A Conversation With The CBO Director Philip Swagel

Session I: A Conversation with the CBO Director Philip Swagel

In his current role as director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and as assistant secretary for economic policy at the Department of the Treasury​ during the 2008 financial crisis, Director Philip Swagel is uniquely suited to lead CBO’s efforts during this unprecedented moment in history.

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation Economic Forum’s series Restoring Our Economy Post-Pandemic launched on June 9 with Foundation CEO Michael Peterson in conversation with Swagel about CBO’s approach in assessing a complex fiscal and economic landscape, including the organization’s analysis of the CARES Act and other legislative responses to the crisis.

In his current role as director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and as assistant secretary for economic policy at the Department of the Treasury during the 2008 financial crisis, Director Philip Swagel is uniquely suited to lead CBO’s efforts during this unprecedented moment in history. The Peter G. Peterson Foundation Economic Forum’s series Restoring Our Economy Post-Pandemic launched on June 9 with Foundation CEO Michael Peterson in conversation with Swagel about CBO’s approach in assessing a complex fiscal and economic landscape, including the organization’s analysis of the CARES Act and other legislative responses to the crisis.

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About the Inaugural Forum Series: Restoring Our Economy Post-Pandemic

The inaugural series of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation Economic Forum will explore the significant impact and policy implications of the COVID-19 pandemic. As lawmakers enact major programs to address the devastating damage to our health, economy and society, many critical questions remain about the path forward. This Forum series will host conversations that explore lessons learned thus far, ideas for when and how we can safely reopen the economy, and how effective fiscal policy can both aid recovery and prepare us better for the next unforeseen crisis.


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