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Gore, Bush advisors to debate at BC Club tomorrow

(10-4-2000) Alan S. Blinder, a top economic advisor to Democratic presidential candidate Al Gore, and Lawrence B. Lindsay, economic strategist for Republican candidate George W. Bush, will debate the economic policies of their respective campaigns tomorrow, Oct. 5 at 7:30 a.m. at the Boston College Club, 100 Federal St., Boston.

Boston College Trustees Chairman Charles I. Clough Jr., CEO of Clough Capital Partners and former chief investment strategist for Merrill Lynch & Co., will moderate the debate. The event, which is part of the Boston College Clubıs Breakfast Speaker Series, is sponsored by BCıs Chief Executives Club of Boston and the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College.

In addition to his role as economic advisor to the Gore campaign, Blinder is a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution and professor of economics at Princeton University. He has served as vice chairman of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and as a member of President Clintonıs Council of Economic Advisers.

Lindsay, a key advisor to the Bush presidential campaign, is the Arthur F. Burns Scholar in Economics at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington, DC. He is a former member of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors and served as special assistant for economic policy development to President George H. Bush.

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