Economic Heavyweights Gather at Economic Summit

Secretary of the Treasury John Snow, Google CEO, Eric Schmidt and President of

the National Association of Economic Research, Martin Feldstein, Come Together

to Discuss Economy in 2006

Feb 23, 2006, 00:00 ET from Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research

    STANFORD, Calif., Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Economists from around the globe
 will gather on Friday, March 3, 2006 to review and analyze three of the top
 economic issues of the year at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy
 Research (SIEPR) Economic Summit.  The day-long event will conclude with a
 speech given by Martin Feldstein.  C.M. Capital Corporation, Heidrick
 & Struggles and The Carlyle Group are sponsoring the event.
     John Shoven, SIEPR director will welcome the audience and giving the
 opening remarks will be Secretary of the Treasury John Snow.
     On the same stage will be James Poterba, Professor of Economics at MIT and
 member of the President's Tax Advisory Panel and Joel Slemrod, Professor of
 Economics at the University of Michigan and director of the Office of Tax
 Policy Research at the National Bureau of Economic Research.  John Shoven, tax
 expert and entitlement programs expert will moderate the panel on Tax
 Reform -- how it would work and why it's needed.
     The Honorable George Shultz will moderate the following panel on Energy
 and Natural Resources.  The panel will feature Senator Jeff Bingaman, the
 ranking member of the Energy and Natural Resources Committee; James Sweeney,
 professor of Management Science and Engineering at Stanford University and a
 Senior Fellow at the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and the
 Hoover Institution.
      Eric Schmidt, CEO of Google, will give the luncheon talk.  Immediately
 following there will be a panel on Economic Relations with China moderated by
 China expert and deputy director of the Stanford Center for International
 Development, Nick Hope. Hope held numerous positions in Asia with World Bank.
 Also joining the panel will be Lip Bu Tan, Chairman and founder of Walden
 International and Stephen Roach, Chief Economist and Director of Global
 Economic Analysis for Morgan Stanley.
     The plenary sessions will conclude with a talk given by Steven Levitt,
 Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago and author of
     Shoven hopes this event will eventually become the premier economic
 conference in the U.S.  "Our goal is to bring together some of the most
 important economic minds of our time. For 25 years SIEPR faculty have worked
 on real issues that effect our every day lives; by bringing together the
 corporate community along with policymakers and academics we hope to achieve
 important insights to the topics we discuss."
     During the afternoon, four Critical Issue session topics will be debated
 and discussed by experts.  The Economics of Disaster Preparedness,
 Nanotechnology, Policy for the Next Chairman of the Federal Reserve and
 Meeting California's Ambitious Greenhouse Gas Targets will be discussed by the
 experts.  Panelists include members of Congress, public leaders, the
 California Environmental Protection Agency and many others.
     Topping off the day's events will be a keynote address from Martin
 Feldstein, Professor of Economics at Harvard University and President,
 National Bureau of Economic Research.
     The Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR) is an economic
 policy research organization and is non-partisan in political orientation.
 SIEPR scholars conduct studies on important economic policy issues in the
 United States and other countries. SIEPR's goal is to inform and advise policy
 makers and the public and to guide their decisions with sound policy analysis.
 In the course of their research, SIEPR faculty train, educate, and support
 Ph.D. students as future economic policy analysts.
     For more information about the SIEPR Economic Summit contact Michelle
 Mosman 650-725-1872.

SOURCE Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research