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The Congressional Budget Office at 40

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The Congressional Budget Office at middle age

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The Congressional Budget Office at middle age

This month marks the 40th anniversary of Congressional Budget Office. Today, CBO, although occasionally criticized for its analysis and estimates, stands out as a Washington institution that has maintained influence and credibility amid strident partisanship.

On February 23, the Hutchins Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy convened a conversation to examine the political forces that have, so far, allowed CBO to maintain its independence, to evaluate what CBO has done well and what it hasn’t, and to highlight challenges it confronts in the future.  Philip Joyce, professor of public policy at the University of Maryland and author of The Congressional Budget Office: Honest Numbers, Power and Policymaking (Georgetown University Press, 2011), made an opening presentation, followed by a panel discussion.

 

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Background paper  “The Congressional Budget Office at middle age” by Philip Joyce »
Interactive Timeline The Congressional Budget Office turns 40 »

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Panel Discussion

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Alec Phillips

U.S. Political Economist, Global Investment Research - Goldman Sachs

Panel Discussion

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Alec Phillips

U.S. Political Economist, Global Investment Research - Goldman Sachs

The Congressional Budget Office at Middle Age

Philip Joyce

Professor of Public Policy - University of Maryland School of Public Policy

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