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- Alice Rivlin senior fellow, Brookings Institution, vice chair, Board of Governors, Federal Reserve System (1996-99); director, White House Office of Management and Budget (1994-96); and founding director, Congressional Budget Office (1975-83).
- Michael Mandel chief economist at BusinessWeek magazine and author of the forthcoming book "Rational Exuberance" (Harper Business)
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