The Financial Crisis: the FRONTLINE interviews Money, Power, & Wall Street sponsored by Duke Sanford School of Public Policy
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Christina Romer was chairwoman of President Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers from 2009-10. In January 2009, Romer projected that the $787 billion stimulus package would curb unemployment at 8 percent. (It has remained above 8 percent since February 2009.) In this interview, she laments that she and other top advisers underestimated the extent of economic damage caused by the crisis. This is the edited transcript of an interview conducted by producer Jim Gilmore on Jan. 4, 2012.

Christina Romer

Chair, Council of Economic Advisers (2009-10)

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