U.S. TRADE DEFICIT COMMISSION TO MEET THIS MONTH
A group of the country’s top business thinkers plans to meet later this month to study ways to reduce the U.S. trade deficit.
The U.S. Trade Deficit Review Commission is mandated to report to Congress and the president annually on the causes, consequences and answers to the country’s trade deficit.
The upcoming meeting, scheduled for April 26 in Kansas City, Mo., will gather testimony on agricultural trade, U.S./Canada trade, and international trade for U.S. small businesses.
Murray Wiedenbaum of Washington University in St. Louis, who is former chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, chairs the deficit commission. Wayne D. Angell, chief economist and senior managing director of Bear Stearns & Co. and a former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve’s Board of Governors, will lead the Kansas City meeting.