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- Robert Lerman Professor of Economics at American University and Institute Fellow at Urban Institute
- Catherine Nopp Director of Workforce Development at Clackamas Community College, in a suburb of Portland, OR
- Jean McAlister Associate Dean of Continuing Education Operations at Atlantic Cape Community College
- Justin Lahart correspondent for the Wall Street Journal
- Peter Goodman New York Times' national economic correspondent and author of "Past Due: The End of Easy Money and the Renewal of the American Economy."
- Dante Chinni Director of the Christian Science Monitor's "Patchwork Nation" blog
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