President Clinton’s Chief Economic Advisor on the US economy

March 27, 2008

On Thursday March 27, Canada 2020 heard from Gene Sperling, a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and a Senior Fellow for Economic Policy and Director of the Center for Universal Education at the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Sperling was President Clinton’s National Economic Adviser and Head of the National Economic Council (1997-2001).

Mr. Sperling spoke about the current economic situation in the US and the impact on the rest of the world.  A video of the talk is  available here on CPAC.

His biography is available here. He is also a regular columnist for Bloomberg. See him discuss his 2005 book The Pro-Growth Progressive: An Economic Strategy for Shared Prosperity at Google. His fall 2007 article on growth and equality in the 21st century economy, published in the journal Democracy, is available here.

This event was made “free of charge” thanks to the kind support of Scotiabank, Oracle, TELUS, CIBC, Power Corporation of Canada, HP Canada, Astra Zeneca, Nexen, Pickworth Investments LP, and individual members of the Canada 2020 Founders’ Circle.

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Gene Sperling

Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and a Senior Fellow for Economic Policy and Director of the Center for Universal Education at the Council on Foreign Relations

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