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“The U.S. Economy and the Budget: Facing a Cliff or a Mountain?”

David Wessel, economics editor for The Wall Street Journal, will discuss at the 23rd Economics Symposium and Luncheon. Wessel oversees The Wall Street Journal’s coverage of the Federal Reserve, the macro economy, global trade and economic trends. He appears frequently on National Public Radio and the Public Broadcasting Service TV station WETA’s “Washington Week,” which airs in the Washington, D.C.-area. Wessel has shared two Pulitzer Prizes, one for The Boston Globe stories in 1983 on the persistence of racism in Boston and the other for 2002 stories in The Wall Street Journal on corporate wrong-doing. In addition, he has written the nonfiction best-sellers “Red Ink: Inside the High-Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget” (2012) and “In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke’s War on the Great Panic” (2009).