The Center for the Study of Democracy and Department of Economics present the Economics of Governance Lecture featuring  
 
"The State of the U.S. Economy"  
with Alice M. Rivlin  
Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, Economic Studies  
Director, Greater Washington Research, Brookings  

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Thursday, April 23, 2009  
3:30 p.m. Public Lecture  
UCI University Club Dining Room  
 
This lecture is free and open to the public. For further information, please contact Sheila Hayden, snhayden@uci.edu.  
 
About the speaker:  
Alice M. Rivlin is a visiting professor at the Public Policy Institute of Georgetown University and a senior fellow in the Economic Studies Program at Brookings. She directs Brookings Greater Washington Research. Before returning to Brookings, Ms. Rivlin served as vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board (1996-99). She was director of the White House Office of Management and Budget in the first Clinton Administration. She also chaired the District of Columbia Financial Management Assistance Authority. She was the founding director of the Congressional Budget Office (1975-83). She was director of the Economic Studies Program at Brookings. She also served at the Department of Health, Education and Welfare as Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation. Ms. Rivlin received a MacArthur Foundation Prize Fellowship, taught at Harvard, George Mason, and The New School Universities, has served on the Boards of Directors of several corporations, and as President of the American Economic Association. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the New York Stock Exchange.  
 
She is a frequent contributor to newspapers, television, and radio, and is currently a regular commentator on Nightly Business Report. Her books include Systematic Thinking for Social Action (l971), Reviving the American Dream (1992), and Beyond the Dot.coms (with Robert Litan, 2001). She is co-editor of the Restoring Fiscal Sanity series: Restoring Fiscal Sanity: How to Balance the Budget (2004, with Isabel Sawhill) Restoring Fiscal Sanity 2005: Meeting the Long-Run Challenges (with Isabel Sawhill), and Restoring Fiscal Sanity 2007: The Health Spending Challenge (with Joseph Antos), as well as of The Economic Payoff from the Internet Revolution (2001, with Robert Litan).  
 
Ms. Rivlin was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and grew up in Bloomington, Indiana. She received a B.A. in economics from Bryn Mawr College; and a Ph.D. from Radcliffe College (Harvard University) in economics 1958. 

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