April 05, 2011

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By Kathryn Kopchik

LEWISBURG, Pa. — Robert Westcott will give the talk, "The Economic Policymaking Process: A Report from Inside the White House," on Wednesday, April 13, at 7 p.m., in Trout Auditorium of the Vaughan Literature Building at Bucknell University.

The talk, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by the Bucknell Institute for Public Policy.

Wescott, a 1977 Bucknell graduate, served as special assistant to the president for economic policy at the White House from 1999 to 2001. As the senior international economic adviser to President Clinton, he helped develop administration policies toward the G-7 countries; Russia, China and India; other key emerging-market economies; and the international financial system.

During 1993 and 1994, he was chief economist at the President's Council of Economic Advisers, where he developed the administration's U.S. macroeconomic forecast and performed policy analysis.

Since 2001, Wescott has served as president of Keybridge Research LLC. An economic and financial research firm in Washington, D.C., Keybridge serves G-7 governments, major financial institutions and companies.

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