Three SOU Economists to Analyze Congressional Budget Options

(Ashland, Ore) The short and long term future of the economy and the choices Congress faces as it debates spending and taxation will be examined by three Southern Oregon University economics professors Tuesday, May 3, at 4 p.m. in the Meese Room of the Hannon Library. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Professors Dan Rubenson and Linda Wilcox-Young and Associate Professor Milan “Kip” Sigetich will analyze the implications of political forces, global economic conditions, and the aftermath of the recession on the important budget decisions facing Congress and the impacts those decisions will have on employment, economic growth and inflation.

“Competing budget proposals from the House Republican leadership and President Obama highlight fundamental differences in approaches to government spending and taxation,” says Professor Rubenson. “To better evaluate these alternative policies, we need to understand the sources of deficits and how different approaches to addressing them would impact the economy. Facts and economic analysis can help us move beyond sound bites, catch phrases, and party politics. Come join an intelligent discussion of economic choices that face our country.”

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