"American Economic Policy in the 1990s begins the important historical debate about the policies and personalities that produced a balanced federal budget and the strongest economic growth in American history. For those of us who were part of the Clinton Administration, the views presented here are vital guideposts not just to the past but to the future as well."--Leon E. Panetta, Former Director of the Office of Management and Budget and Chief of Staff in the Clinton Administration
"This book is essential reading for anyone attempting to understand economic policy during the intense 'roaring 90s.' It contains important lessons for the 21st century that build on the remarkable economic and productivity growth of the past decade. Having worked with both Jeffrey Frankel and Peter Orszag during the Clinton Administration, I am not surprised that they have produced a world-class book."--Stuart E. Eizenstat, Former Deputy Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury
About the Author
Jeffrey A. Frankel is James W. Harpel Professor of Capital Formation and Economic Growth at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government and a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Peter R. Orszag is a Senior Fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution.