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Puerto Rico's Economic Crisis

by CMU in Puerto Rico

Club Event Speaker Economic Development Disaster Recovery Debt Puerto Rico

Tue, 23 Oct 2018

12:00 PM – 1:20 PM

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Hamburg Hall 1202

5000 Forbes Avenue, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, United States

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Celebrated public finance expert, Dr. Robert Strauss, will discuss the history of Puerto Rico's fiscal relationship with the U.S. and how its current debt crisis came to be.



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Hamburg Hall 1202

5000 Forbes Avenue, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, United States

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Robert Strauss

Dr.

Heinz

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From 1989 to 1995, Dr. Strauss was a member of the Revenue Estimating Advisory Committee of the Joint Committee on Taxation, U.S. Congress, and was elected to the Board of Directors of the National Tax Association in October, 1995. In 2010 he worked with the Government Development Bank of Puerto Rico to design and estimate revenues of a limited duration emergency business excise tax. In 2017, he was awarded the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award. He currently teaches Public Finance, Cost Benefit Analysis, Public Expenditure Analysis, and Macroeconomics at Heinz.

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