Kick-off of Concord Coalition Project on Fiscally Responsible Economic Growth

Press Release
Thursday, September 26, 2019

The Concord Coalition will present a policy forum on Thursday, October 3 at the kick-off of its project "Toward a Fiscally Responsible Economic Growth Agenda."

The forum will feature the public release of five policy papers written as part of the new project, bringing together thought leaders and scholars from diverse points of view who agree that fiscally responsible reforms targeting increased economic growth are essential.

The first papers in the project examine five key topics: legal immigration, health care, Social Security, research & development, and workforce training & preparedness.

Robert Bixby, Executive Director of The Concord Coalition, will describe the project. He will be followed by Kent Smetters, Boettner Professor of Business Economics & Public Policy at the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business, who will present an overview of the fiscal and economic context.

A discussion of the papers will include authors:

  • Joseph Antos, American Enterprise Institute
  • Robert Atkinson, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
  • Marc Goldwein, Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget
  • Robert Lerman, The Urban Institute
  • Jacqueline Varas, American Action Forum

Media Contact and to RSVP: Joshua Gordon, Concord Coalition Policy Director, [email protected], 703-894-6222

WHAT:  Forum discussing a fiscally responsible economic growth agenda featuring policy experts and paper releases 

WHO:  Robert Bixby, Kent Smetters, Joseph Antos, Robert D. Atkinson, Marc Goldwein, Robert Lerman, Jacqueline Varas

WHEN:  5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Thursday, October 3

WHERE:  The Willard InterContinental Hotel, The Pierce Room

               1401 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

               Washington, DC 20004