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Global Perspectives with Douglas Holtz-Eakin


Douglas Holtz-Eakin talks about his involvement with the American Action Forum and discusses health spending, inflation growth and corporate taxes.

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About Douglas Holtz-Eakin

Holtz-Eakin has a distinguished record as an academic, policy adviser and strategist. He is president of the American Action Forum and recently was a commissioner on the congressionally chartered Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission.

Holtz-Eakin was the sixth director of the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) from 2003 to 2005. Following his tenure at CBO, Holtz-Eakin was director of the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies and the Paul A. Volcker Chair in International Economics at the Council on Foreign Relations. During 2007 and 2008, he was director of domestic and economic policy for the John McCain presidential campaign. Following the 2008 election, Holtz-Eakin was president of DHE Consulting, an economic and policy consulting firm.

Holtz-Eakin serves on the boards of the Tax Foundation, National Economists Club and Center for a Responsible Federal Budget and on the research advisory board of the Center for Economic Development.

He received a BA in economics and mathematics from Denison University, and a PhD in economics from Princeton University.

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