Alice Rivlin on Saving Market Capitalism
In giving the 2009 Bernie Saffran Lecture, noted economist Alice Rivlin H'76 examines the policy challenge of addressing capitalism's downsides without destroying the productivity of the market-based economy. Currently a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution and a professor at Georgetown University, Rivlin is the founding director of the Congressional Budget Office and is an expert on urban issues as well as fiscal, monetary, and social policy. She has served as the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget in the first Clinton Administration and as vice chair of the Federal Reserve Board . The Bernie Saffran Lecture is named for an economics professor who taught and mentored generations of Swarthmore students until his death in 2004.