Recession and Recovery

July 26, 2012

"Beyond Greece, concerns have been raised over the high debt-to-GDP ratios found in Spain, Portugal, Ireland and Italy that could potentially lead to further weakness in the Euro and threaten the European recovery. Europe, however, is not isolated in its concerns over inflated budgets and extensive borrowing. Other G20 nations, including the United States, are beginning to assess the effectiveness of stimulus versus fiscal restraint. What will be the impact of further European sovereign debt crises? Are G20 nations correct in cutting back spending in order to support the economy? What are the limits and problems of excessive borrowing?  Speakers:  Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende, Netherlands, Matthew Bishop, The Economist, Mark Angelson, Mid-Ocean Partners, Mr. Joseph Aiello, Meridiam Infrastructure North America, Dr. Vladimir Kvint, Moscow School of Economics,
Richard Robb, Christofferson Robb & Co., Dr. Donald Marron, Brookings Urban Institute "