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The Obama Administration: Dealing with the Global Economic Challenge

Adam S. Posen, Peterson Institute for International Economics

World Affairs Council, San Francisco, CA

January 7, 2009


As President-elect Barack Obama prepares to take office, how will turmoil in the international financial markets impact the formulation of his economic and foreign policy agendas? Adam S. Posen spoke at the World Affairs Council to shed light on the economic challenges and international implications facing the new Obama presidency. A widely cited expert on monetary policy, Posen has been a consultant to the Departments of State and Treasury, the European Commission, and the International Monetary Fund on a variety of economic and foreign policy issues.

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