Former Obama OMB Director Peter Orszag To Discuss New US Political Economy on 2/8 at 4 PM

Dr. Peter Orszag, Former Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Obama Administration and of the Congressional Budget Office, and currently Vice Chairman of Global Banking, Citigroup, Inc., to provide his unique insights into the new U.S. political economy.

  • What are the macroeconomic trends in the United States?
  • What can we learn from the nation’s fiscal trajectory?
  • Despite the need for a unified resolution to economic troubles, why has the nation’s policymaking become so polarized?

Peter R. Orzag shares his knowledge from his vast experience in both the public and private sector. In addition to his current role at Citigroup, Inc., he is a Contributing Columnist at Bloomberg View and an Adjunct Senior Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.  Before joining Citigroup, he served as a Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and a Contributing Columnist at the New York Times. Dr. Orszag previously acted as the Director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Obama Administration from January 2009 until July 2010, and was the Director of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) from January 2007 to December 2008, supervising the agency's work in providing objective, nonpartisan, and timely analyses of economic and budgetary issues. Under his leadership, the agency significantly expanded its focus on areas such as health care and climate change.

Prior to CBO, Dr. Orszag was the Joseph A. Pechman Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution, where he also served as Director of The Hamilton Project and of the Retirement Security Project, and Co-Director of the Tax Policy Center. During the Clinton Administration, he was a Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and before that a staff economist and then Senior Advisor and Senior Economist at the President's Council of Economic Advisers.

Dr. Orszag’s breadth of knowledge and experience is sure to make this lecture, “The New U.S. Political Economy,” both informative and thought-provoking. Please join us on Wednesday, February 8, 2012, at 4:00 pm in Silsby 028.

See also the related Dartmouth Now article about this public program.