The Debt Ceiling and Fiscal Follies


Wednesday, February 6, 2013


10:00 AM to 11:30 AM


Bipartisan Policy Center


1225 Eye St. NW
Suite 1000

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Washington may have temporarily averted the debt ceiling disaster, but in the eyes of Wall Street, the debt ceiling still poses a great danger to the world economy during a time of such great fiscal austerity.

The Bipartisan Policy Center hosted a distinguished panel of financial market experts, Wall Street investors and opinion makers to discuss various aspects surrounding the debt ceiling debate and how it complicates fiscal issues around the world. The panel debated the market consequences and practical financial impacts that will result from defaulting, and they also evaluated the effects that government inaction will have on the domestic and global economy at large.










Read the press release here.

Keynote remarks by

Robert Zoellick
Former President, The World Bank


Beth Ann Bovino, Ph.D
Senior Economist, Standard & Poors

Craig Drill
President, Craig Drill Capital Corporation

Michael Hanson, Ph.D
Senior U.S. Economist, Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research

Moderated by

Grep Ip
US Economics Editor, The Economist


World Bank President Zoellick and Wall Street Investors Will Explore Potential Consequences on Financial Markets from the Debt Ceiling at BPC