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The White House Conference on the New Economy Agenda

April 5, 2000



9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks East Room
President William Jefferson Clinton
 
9:15 a.m. Panel I East Room
Is the New Economy Rewriting Rules on Productivity and the Business Cycle?
Remarks:
Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers
Martin Baily, Chair of the Council of Economic Advisors
Panelists:
Abby Joseph Cohen, Chair of Investment Policy Committee, Goldman, Sachs & Co.
James K. Galbraith, Professor of Public Affairs and Government, Univ. Texas-Austin
William D. Nordhaus, A. Whitney Griswold Professor of Economics, Yale University
Kim Polese, Co-Founder, President, CEO, Marimba, Inc.
Roger C. Altman, Partner, Evercore Partners, Inc.
 
10:35 a.m. Break
 
10:50 a.m. Breakout Sessions
Session One (Blue) Blue Room
Is a Debt-Free U.S. Government Good For America's Economic Future
Discussion Leaders:
Robert Kuttner, Co-Editor, The American Prospect
Henry Kaufman, President, Henry Kaufman & Co, Inc.
Moderator:
Gene Sperling, Director, National Economic Council
 
Session Two (Orange) Roosevelt Room
Avoiding Risks to our Economic Expansion
Discussion Leaders:
Robert J. Shiller, Stanley B. Resor Professor of Economics, Yale University
Diane Swonk, Chief Economist, Bank One Corporation
John B. Taylor, Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics, Stanford University
Moderator:
Jack Lew, Director, Office of Management and Budget
 
Session Three (Red) China Room
Who's Being Left Behind in the New Economy?
Discussion Leaders:
Robert Greenstein, Founder and Executive Director, Center for Budget and Policy Priorities
Alice Rivlin, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Robert L. Johnson, CEO, BET Holdings, Inc.
Moderators:
Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala
Maria Echaveste, White House Deputy Chief of Staff
 
Session Four (Green) Map Room
Globalization and Jobs
Discussion Leaders:
C. Fred Bergsten, Director, Institute for International Economics
David A. Smith, Director, Public Policy Department, AFL-CIO
Susan M. Collins, Senior Fellow, Economic Studies, Brookings Institution
Moderator:
Labor Secretary Alexis Herman
 
Session Five (Yellow) Diplomatic Room
The Next Stages of the Internet and Its Impact on the Economy
Discussion Leaders:
Hal R. Varian, Dean, School of Information Management & Systems, U.C., Berkeley
E. David Ellington, Co-Founder, Chairman, President, CEO, NetNoir, Inc.
William R. Hambrecht, Founder, Chairman, CEO, W.R. Hambrecht & Co.
Moderator:
John Podesta, White House Chief of Staff
 
Noon Lunch State Dining Room
 
1:45 p.m. Remarks East Room
President William Jefferson Clinton
Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan
 
2:15 p.m. Panel II East Room
Closing the Global Divide: Health, Education and Technology
Panelists:
Amartya Sen, Master, Trinity College, Cambridge University
William H. Gates, Chairman and Chief Software Architect, Microsoft Corporation
Henry Cisneros, President and CEO, Univision, Inc.
James D. Wolfensohn, President, World Bank
Mirai Chatterjee, Secretary, Self-Employed Women's Association (SEWA) of India
Robert F. Chase, President, National Education Association
 
3:15 p.m. Break
 
3:30 p.m. Panel III East Room
Can the New Economy Tools Empower Civil Society and Government?
Panelists:
Robert D. Putnam, Stanfield Professor of International Peace, Harvard University
Kaleil D. Isaza Tuzman, Co-founder and CEO, govWorks.com
Esther Dyson, Founder and Chairman, Edventure Holdings, Inc.
William Julius Wilson, Weiner Professor of Social Policy, JFK School, Harvard University



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