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Director of Congressional Budget Office to Address Health Care at ILLINOIS


CHAMPAIGN, IL. — Peter R. Orszag, director of the Congressional Budget Office, will talk about health care and opportunities in the nation’s core fiscal challenge on April 22 at the University of Illinois.

Everyone in the Champaign-Urbana community is welcome to attend. The event will be held on campus in room 134 Temple Hoyne Buell Hall from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Sponsored by the Center for Business and Public Policy in the College of Business, Orszag’s visit provides people from campus and the local community an opportunity to speak directly with a top congressional advisor. Orszag will present research and findings developed by CBO in support of health care reform.

Orszag is the seventh director of CBO. His four-year term began on January 18, 2007. Before joining CBO, Orszag was the Joseph A. Pechman Senior Fellow and Deputy Director of Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution. In previous government service, Orszag served as Special Assistant to the President for Economic Policy and Senior Economic Adviser at the National Economic Council during 1997 and 1998. Earlier, he served as a staff economist and then Senior Adviser and Senior Economist at the President's Council of Economic Advisers.

The CBO provides Congress objective, nonpartisan, and timely analyses in support of economic and budgetary decisions.

About the Center for Business and Public Policy:

The Center for Business and Public Policy provides intellectual leadership and promotes research to advance the understanding and knowledge of the effects of public policy on the economic environment in which businesses operate.

About the College of Business:

Internationally recognized as one of the leading business schools, the College of Business at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has outstanding programs in accountancy, business administration, and finance. The College enrolls approximately 2,800 undergraduates and 1,000 graduate students in MBA, master’s, and doctoral programs.

Post-Event Information (Updated 11/25/08):

Obama announces Office of Management and Budget Director - President-elect Obama selects Peter Orszag to join his economic team.

Streaming Video: Watch Peter Orszag's lecture at the College of Business on April 22, 2008.

Related Information:

Congressional Budget Office

Peter R. Orszag - Biography

UIUC College of Business