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'Stimulus Smackdown'

Two professors are scheduled to square off March 4 in a free, public forum: Stimulus Smackdown — Can Deficit Spending Save the Economy? The contenders: J. Bradford DeLong of UC Berkeley, a proponent of the federal government’s economic stimulus package, on his blog, Grasping Reality with Both Hands (, and in other media. Michele Boldrin of Washington University, St. Louis, one of the signatories of a full-page ad that appeared recently in The New York Times and elsewhere, opposing government spending as a tool to improve economic performance.

The forum is set for 6 p.m. in the University Club Lounge, with Gregory Clark, chair of the Department of Economics, as moderator, and questions from a panel of UC Davis economists, and from the audience.