New Podcast: Robert Barro, Professor of Economics at Harvard University – Criticism of the Federal Stimulus Package
February 19, 2009
In this edition of the Tax Policy Podcast, we turn to the recently passed federal stimulus package. Tax Foundation Vice President for Economic Policy Robert Carroll, PhD, talks with Robert Barro, the Paul M. Warburg Professor of Economics at Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Professor Barro is also a senior fellow of the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and a research associate of the National Bureau of Economic Research. Barro focuses his criticism on both the spending and tax provisions in the stimulus legislation, and makes some recommendations to lawmakers regarding permanent changes to the tax code that could spur long term incentives.