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Expert contacts for new economic stimulus plans
07 January 2003

Media Relations

The White House and Democrats both have rolled out economic stimulus packages to help boost the nation's economy. Scholars at the University of California, Berkeley, from the fields of law, economics, industrial relations, business and political science are available for comment about the plans and their consequences.

Broadcast stations should note that the campus has state-of-the-art radio and TV studios, operated by skilled engineers, that connect to satellite service providers worldwide. Please call the number above for more information.

Alan Auerbach
Professor of economics and law, director of the Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance
Interview topic: Economic consequences of President Bush's proposed tax cuts
Phone: (510) 643-0711

Bruce Cain
Director of the Institute of Governmental Studies, professor of political science, expert on national politics
Interview topic: Political strategies
Phone: (510) 642-1739

Benjamin Hermalin
Willis H. Booth professor of banking and finance at the Haas School of Business
Interview topic: Bush's dividend tax proposal
Phone: (510) 642-7575

David I. Levine
Professor at the Haas School of Business, associate director of UC Berkeley's Institute of Industrial Relations
Interview topic: Economic consequences of Bush's plan
Phone: (510) 642-1697

Richard A. Walker
Professor of geography, chair of UC Berkeley's California Studies Center, expert on economic geography
Interview topic: Bush's economic plan
Phone: (510) 525-1969

Ray Wolfinger
Professor of political science, expert on voters and elections, political parties, U.S. Congress
Interview topic: Political strategies
Phone: (510) 642-2062