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- Martin Baily is senior fellow in economic studies at Brookings Institution, former chair of the Council of Economic Advisors during the Clinton administration (1999-2001).
- Michael Greenberger professor, University of Maryland Law School; director, Center for Health and Homeland Security; and former senior regulator, Commodities Futures Trading Commission.
- Greg Ip U.S. economics editor, "The Economist"
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