"David Wessel was absolutely fabulous - he is a great speaker and explains a very sensitive and difficult subject in understandable and objective terms."
-The Economic Club
For more than twenty years David Wessel has been The Wall Street Journal’s insider at the Fed, with continual access to its chairmen, governors, policy-makers, and staffers. With the thoroughness and clarity of a great journalist, he explains one of the biggest ongoing stories of our time in comprehensible terms. His book In Fed We Trust is a breathtaking and singularly perceptive look at a historic episode in American and global economic history.
His latest book, Red Ink, a Wall Street Journal Bestseller, focuses on the politics and substance of the federal budget. With a particular focus on the “people” who shape the federal budget, David is looking to shatter a few myths by providing specific illustrative examples.
OFFICIAL BIO [PDF]
The actions, many still controversial, of Congress, the Treasury and the Federal Reserve helped steer the U.S. – indeed, the global – economy away from the edge of the abyss. But is the Great Recession to be followed by a Great Stagnation? The days immediately before Nov. 8 will be consequential. We’ll learn whether the Republicans took one, or perhaps both, houses of Congress. We’ll learn whether the Fed is embarking on new round of extraordinary efforts to ward off deflation and spur growth. David Wessel, the economics editor of The Wall Street Journal and author of the best-selling book, “In Fed We Trust: Ben Bernanke’s War on the Great Panic,” will take stock of the latest turns in the economy and the latest twists in policy, and look at where the Obama administration, the new Congress and the Fed are likely to go next.
David Wessel looks at what lessons we've learned from the Great Panic - about markets, regulation, and human nature. How will the financial regulatory system change as a result? How will the The Fed change? And where does the economy go from here?
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