MIT graduate for Bush v. Harvard graduate for Kerry

Economists for Kerry notifies us of a breakfast debate worth getting up earlier to see:

Presidential Economics: Experts Assess Bush, Kerry Policies By Barry Jagoda

Two of the nation’s leading economists will offer differing views on the economic programs of the Republican and Democratic candidates for President in a face-off at the University of California, San Diego Economics Roundtable breakfast, October 7 at the Faculty Club on the campus of UCSD, beginning at 7:30 a.m. The public is invited.

Richard Schmalensee is John C. Head III, Dean and Professor of Economics and Management at MIT’s prestigious Sloan School of Management. Dean Schmalensee was member of the Council of Economic Advisors in the first George Bush administration and is the author of nine books and hundreds of journal and other publication articles. Professor Schmalensee received his undergraduate degree and his Ph.D from MIT.

Brad DeLong, Professor of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley, is a distinguished scholar and served as a high-ranking policy executive in the Clinton administration Treasury Department. A prolific author and highly respected researcher, Professor DeLong was recently characterized, by New York Times columnist, Paul Krugman, as “the smartest economist writing about current events that I know.” Professor DeLong received the B.A., M.A. and Ph.D from Harvard University.