Gain insight into the economic platforms of the presidential candidates from their top economic advisers at this debate on Sunday, October 9.
The debaters were:
FOR THE TRUMP CAMPAIGN
Peter Navarro received his PhD in economics from Harvard University and is a business professor at The Paul Merage School of Business, University of California-Irvine. He appears regularly in such media outlets as the BBC, CNN, CNBC, MSNBC, and the CBS News, including 60 Minutes. He wrote ten books, most recently Death by China,Seeds of Destruction, Always a Winner, and the bestselling The Coming China Wars. In 2001, his If It’s Raining in Brazil, Buy Starbucks was also a bestseller. Professor Navarro’s other books include the path-breaking management book, The Well-Timed Strategy.
Professor Navarro’s unique and internationally recognized expertise lies in his “big picture” application of a highly sophisticated but easily accessible macroeconomic analysis of the business environment and financial markets for investors and corporate executives.
FOR THE CLINTON CAMPAIGN
Gene B. Sperling served as director of the National Economic Council and Assistant to the President for Economic Policy from January, 2011 until March, 2014. Upon his appointment on January 7, 2011, Sperling became the first person to serve as NEC Director and principal economic policy advisor for two presidents: first under President Clinton from 1997 to 2001, and then under President Obama.
In the Obama Administration, Sperling played a key role representing the White House in budget negotiations with Congress as well as in designing several of the President’s economic initiatives including the American Jobs Act, the extension of Transition Adjustment Assistance, the universal dislocated workers program, and the small business tax credit. He also served as the White House point person on several of the President’s top priorities including manufacturing policy, housing, and economic assistance for veterans.
During his eight years at the White House in the Clinton Administration, Sperling helped negotiate the 1993 and 1997 Deficit Reduction Acts and the increase in the earned-income tax credit and a champion of Saving Social Security First, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, the Hope Scholarship Tax Credit and the Direct Student Loan program.
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