Robert Reischauer is a senior fellow of economic studies at the Brookings Institution, a policy think tank in Washington, D.C. Reischauer specializes in budget policy, health, poverty, state and local fiscal problems, welfare, medicare, and medicaid. Prior to joining Brookings, Reischauer was at the Congressional Budget Office and served as its director from 1989-1995. He was the senior vice president of the Urban Institute from 1981-1986. His writings include The Balanced Budget Amendment to the Constitution: Ensuring a Balanced and Informed Debate (in progress); "Deficit Budgeting: The Federal Budget Process and Budget Reform," in the Harvard Journal on Legislation (1992); and "Fiscal Policy and the Economy," in Personal Saving, Consumption, and Tax Policy (1992).
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