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Why the Federal Debt Still Matters: A Panel about our Fiscal Future

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The Murphy Institute at Tulane University and the Campaign to Fix the Debt are co-sponsoring a conference on the federal debt

William Gale, Co-Director of the Tax Policy Center, Brookings Institution
Paul Stebbins, Executive Chairman, World Fuel Services Corporation
Todd McCracken, President, National Small Business Association

Moderator: Steven Sheffrin, Director of the Murphy Institute and Professor of Economics, Tulane University

The panel will focus on the instability in our budget and economic future created by our long-run debt problem, and what realistic strategies are available to enable our political system to be able to handle this challenge.

The Murphy Institute seeks to educate students and the general public in the understanding and analysis of the most challenging economic, moral and political problems; to support and advance applied research in public policy, public affairs and civic engagement; and to inspire advancement in human prosperity and well-being. Each academic year, the Murphy Institute organizes and sponsors a variety of events, ranging from lectures open to the general public to smaller scale scholarly conferences and seminars.