FELDSTEIN, MARTIN: Files, 1982-1984 – REAGAN LIBRARY COLLECTIONS

 

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FELDSTEIN, MARTIN: Files, 1982‑1984

 

Chairman, Council of Economic Advisors

 

Martin Feldstein is a prominent American economist currently the George F. Baker Professor of Economics at Harvard University, and the president emeritus of the National Bureau of Economic Research

 

His collection is arranged in nine series as follows: SERIES I: Correspondence; SERIES II: CEA Staff Memorandums to the Chairman, 1982-1984; SERIES III: Memorandums to the President, 1982-1984; SERIES IV: Memorandums to Administration Officials 1982-1984; SERIES V: Chronological File, 1982-1984; SERIES VI: Subject File; SERIES VII: Speeches And Prepared Testimony, 1982-1984; SERIES VIII:  Staffing Memorandums, 1982-1984; and SERIES IX: Invitation Regrets, 1983-1985

 

SERIES DESCRIPTIONS

 

SERIES I: CORRESPONDENCE, 1982-1984 (0.2 l.ft.; OA 9810)

 

This series consists of material relating to requests from Congressmen/Governor’s for explanation and facts on the current economic situation including taxes, tax rates, unemployment and inflation  and administration plans to combat these economic problems; surveys to leading economists on projected GNP and inflation rates; textile manufacturers calling for tariffs on imports; steel industry leaders comments on steel imports; outside requests for Feldstein as a speaker or guest; comments on the debt crisis in developing countries; and personal correspondence on his outside work as an editor for the Journal of Public Economics, recommending persons for positions and awards and thank-you notes and acknowledgement of meetings.

 

SERIES II: COUNCIL OF ECONOMIC ADVISORS STAFF MEMORANDUMS TO THE CHAIRMAN, 1982-1984 (0.8 l.ft; OA 9810-9811)

 

SERIES III: MEMORANDUMS TO THE PRESIDENT, 1982-1984 (0.2 l.ft; OA 9811)

 

SERIES IV: MEMORANDUMS TO ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS, 1982-1984 (0.4 l.ft., OA 9811)

 

SERIES V: CHRONOLOGICAL FILE, 1982-1984 (0.3 l.ft.; OA 9811)

 

This series consists of material relating to economic statistics for unemployment; inflation; price indices; savings; interest rates; Federal Reserve policies; gross national product; federal revenues, deficits and budgets; taxes; economic recovery; corporate and personal income; trade; and the long term outlook for the economy.  These memos are addressed to the President, the Secretary of the Treasury, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget and various White House staff.  It appears Feldstein regularly notified the Press Office of upcoming releases of economic information and some background information for help in public statements on the economy.  The material is arranged chronologically.

 

SERIES VI: SUBJECT FILE (0.7 l.ft.; OA 9811-9812)

 

This series consists of material relating to economic policies and actions of the Reagan administration.  It contains a group of material related to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).  The OECD is the organization body that administered the Marshall Plan and remains active to this day.  The Council of Economic Advisor members were often the chief US representative to this organization’s executive committees and working parties.   The Chairman of the CEA rotated with other countries as the Chairman of the Economic Policy Committee of this body.  Each Reagan member of the CEA contains a series of OECD material and it is often arranged as a separate series of material.  In Feldsteins’ collection it is part of this subject file.

 

SERIES VII: SPEECHES AND PREPARED TESTIMONY, 1982-1984

(1.0 l.ft.; OA 9812-9813)

 

SERIES VIII: STAFFING MEMORANDUMS, 1982-1984 (0.2 l.ft.; OA 9813)

 

SERIES IX: INVITATION REGRETS, 1983-1985 (0.1 l.ft.; OA 9813)

 

CONTAINER LIST

 

SERIES I: CORRESPONDENCE

          OA 9810

Chron: Correspondence September 1982

Chron: Correspondence October 1982

Chron: Correspondence November 1982

Chron: Correspondence December 1982

Chron: Correspondence January 1983

Chron: Correspondence February 1983

Chron: Correspondence March 1983

Chron: Correspondence April 1983

Chron: Correspondence May 1983

Chron: Correspondence June 1983

Chron: Correspondence July 1983

Chron: Correspondence August 1983

Chron: Correspondence September 1983

Chron: Correspondence October 1983

Chron: Correspondence November 1983

Chron: Correspondence December 1983

Chron: Correspondence February 1984

Chron: Correspondence March 1984

[Chron: Correspondence April 1984]

Chron: Correspondence May 1984

Chron: Correspondence June 1984

[Chron: Correspondence July 1984]

         

          SERIES II: CEA STAFF MEMORANDUMS TO THE CHAIRMAN, 1982‑1984

          OA 9810 (Continued)

          Memos by Lincoln Anderson to CEA Chairman

          Memos to CEA Chairman from Chris Ballanger, CEA Staffer

          Memos to CEA Chairman from Andrew Berg, CEA Staffer

          Memos to CEA Chairman from Geoffrey Carliner, Special Assistant

          Memos to CEA Chairman from John Earle and Thomas Knieser, Staffers

          Memos to CEA Chairman from Jeff Frankel, Staffer

          Memos to CEA Chairman from Daniel Frisch, Staffer

          Memos to CEA Chairman from Ken Froot, Staffer

          Memos to CEA Chairman from Suzanne Greenspan, Staffer

          Memos to CEA Chairman from Stephen Halpert, Staffer

          Memos to CEA Chairman from William Haraf, Staffer

          Memos to CEA Chairman from David Henderson, Staffer

          Memos to CEA Chairman from Gail Ifshin, Staffer

          Memos to CEA Chairman from Thomas Knienser, Staffer

          Memos to CEA Chairman from Evan Krewel, Staffer

          Memos to CEA Chairman from Paul Krugman, Staffer (1)-(3)

          Memos to CEA Chairman from Larry Lindsey, Staffer  (1)-(8)

          Memos to CEA Chairman from Thomas S. McCaleb, Staffer

          Memos to CEA Chairman from Steve McNees, Staffer

          Memos to CEA Chairman from Greg Mankiw, Staffer

          Memos to CEA Chairman from Rob Myer, Staffer

          Memos to CEA Chairman from Glen Nelson, Staffer

          Memos to CEA Chairman from Bill Niskanen, Member, CEA  (1)-(11)

          Memos to CEA Chairman from William Poole, Member, CEA

          Memos to CEA Chairman from David Reitman, Staffer

          Memos to CEA Chairman from Dan Roberts, Staffer

          Memos to CEA Chairman from Charles Shorin, Staffer

          Memos to CEA Chairman from Lawrence Summers, Staffer  (1)(2)

          Memos to CEA Chairman from Robert Thompson, Staffer

          Memos to CEA Chairman from Adrian Throop, Staffer

          Memos to CEA Chairman from Kathy Utgoff, Staffer

          Memos to CEA Chairman from Bob Villanueva, Staffer

         

          OA 9811

          Memos to CEA Chairman from Ben Zycher, Staffer

         

          SERIES III: MEMORANDUMS TO THE PRESIDENT, 1982‑1984

          OA 9811 (Continued)

          Memos to the President (Eyes Only) 10/18/1982‑07/05/1984 (1)‑(8)

          Memos Not Sent

         

          SERIES IV: MEMORANDUMS TO ADMINISTRATION OFFICIALS 1982‑1984

          OA 9811 (Continued)

          Responses to Craig Fuller (1)(2)

          Responses to Dick Darman (1)-(8)

          Memos to Others (Other Than the President) (1)-(6)

         

          SERIES V: CHRONOLOGICAL FILE, 1982‑1984

          OA 9811 (Continued)

          Chron File: Memos [Includes Some to the President] and Correspondence October

                   1982

          Chron File: Memos [Includes Some to the President] and Correspondence

                   November 1982

          Chron File: Memos [Includes Some to the President] and Correspondence

                   December 1982

          Chron File: Memos [Includes Some to the President] and Correspondence January

                   1983

          Chron File: Memos [Includes Some to the President] and Correspondence February

                   1983

          Chron File: Memos [Includes Some to the President] and Correspondence March

                   1983

          Chron File: Memos [Includes Some to the President] and Correspondence April

                   1983

          Chron File: Memos [Includes Some to the President] and Correspondence May 1983

          Chron File: Memos [Includes Some to the President] and Correspondence June

                   1983

          Chron File: Memos [Includes Some to the President] and Correspondence July 1983

Chron File: Memos [Includes Some to the President] and Correspondence August

          1983

Chron File: Memos [Includes Some to the President] and Correspondence

          September 1983

          Chron File: Memos [Includes Some to the President] and Correspondence October

                   1983 (1)(2)

          Chron File: Memos [Includes Some to the President] and Correspondence

                   November 1983 (1)(2)

          Chron File: Memos [Includes Some to the President] and Correspondence

                   December 1983 (1)(2)

Chron File: Memos [Includes Some to the President] and Correspondence January

          1984 (1)(2)

Chron File: Memos [Includes Some to the President] and Correspondence February

          1984

Chron File: Memos [Includes Some to the President] and Correspondence March

          1984

Chron File: Memos [Includes Some to the President] and Correspondence April 1984

Chron File: Memos [Includes Some to the President] and Correspondence May

          1984-July 1984

         

          SERIES VI: SUBJECT FILE

          OA 9811 (Continued)

          [Anderson]

          [Asian Countries] ‑ China

          [Asian Countries] – Japan (1)-(3)

          Bonyhady, Bruce

          Budget Review Board

          Business Round Table

          Capital Budgeting

          CEA Applicants

          Department of Commerce

          [Congratulations Letters Upon Appointment]

          Consumer Survey ‑ The Conference Board

          Controlled Correspondence

          Coutroubis

          Crank Letters

          Data Resources, Inc.

          Dean Witter Memos

          Debt, International

          Democratic Statements

          Economic Report 1983

          Economic Report 1984 (1)(2)

          Economic Report to the President [1984?]

          Economic Summit Meeting Notes

          [European Countries] ‑ Belgium

          [European Countries] ‑ France

          [European Countries] ‑ Italy

          [European Countries] ‑ Spain

          [European Countries] ‑ Switzerland

          [European Countries] ‑ United Kingdom

          Export‑Import Bank of the United States

          Fan Letters and Hate Mail

          Federal Reserve

          Federal Reserve Board Statements

          [The Financial Times, Monday, 10/31/1983, "The Financial Times Survey - West

                   Germany"]

          [The Financial Times, Monday, 11/14/1983, "The Financial Times Survey - Singapore"]

          [The Financial Times, Monday, 11/21/1983, "The Financial Times Survey - The

                   Netherlands"]

          Flat Tax

          Forms to Keep

          [Fulbright Alumni]

          Group Mailings

          Hand Written Material (Back‑up Material)

          Health

          Infrastructure

          Legislative Affairs

          [Letters of Support]

          Mailing List Backup

          Markov, Andrei R.

          White House Mess Bills

          Military Manpower Task Force

         

          OA 9812

          National Bureau of Economic Research Publications

          National Security Council, October 1982-March1983

          National Security Council, April 1983-June 1983

          National Security Council, July 1983

          National Security Council, August 1983 (1)(2)

          [Oil]

          Old Engagements

          OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) / Economic

                    Policy Committee (EPC) September 1982-December 1982

OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) / Economic

          Policy Committee (EPC) January 1983-September 1983

          OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) / Economic

                    Policy Committee (EPC) October 1983 -11/16/1983

          OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) / Economic

                    Policy Committee (EPC) 11/17/1983

          OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) / Economic

                    Policy Committee (EPC) 11/17/1983-11/30/1983

          OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) / Economic

                    Policy Committee (EPC) December 1983

          OECD (Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development) / Economic

                    Policy Committee (EPC) 1984

          Policy Review Board [Property Review Board]

          [Rousseas]

          Minutes of Senior Interdepartmental Group – International Economic Policy

                    Meetings, December 1982-September 1983

          Minutes of Senior Interdepartmental Group – International Economic Policy

                    Meetings, October 1983-December 1983

          Steel Advisory Committee

          Trade Policy Committee (1)(2)

          Department of the Treasury News Clips

          Unemployment Information

          U.S. Trade Representative

          Velazquez, Martin

         

          SERIES VII: SPEECHES AND PREPARED TESTIMONY, 1982‑1984

          OA 9812 (Continued)

          [10/07/1982‑10/22/1982 ‑ Confirmation Speech Folder]

          [11/17/1982 ‑ Commercial Club of Boston]

          [11/18/1982 ‑ "Budget Deficits and the Construction Industry" – National Construction

                   Industry Council, Washington, DC]

          [11/21/1982 ‑ Meet the Press]

          [11/29/1982 ‑ "The Economic Outlook and the Effect of Budget Deficits on American

                   Agriculture" - Department of Agriculture's 59th Annual Outlook Conference]

          [12/02/1982 ‑ "Budget Deficits and Economic Recovery" - Annual Dinner of the Board

                   of Directors of the Federal Reserve]

          [12/04/1982 ‑ "What Sort of Economic Recovery?" British North American

                   Committee, Washington, DC]

          [12/09/1982 ‑ U.S. Senate Joint Economic Committee Testimony on the Unemployment

                   Situation]

          [12/13/1982 ‑ "How Can Our Trade Deficit Be Reduced?" - National Press Club,

                   Washington, DC]

          01/19/1983 ‑ "Tax Reform and Capital Formation" - American Council for Capital

                   Formation, Washington, DC

          [02/18/1983‑02/22/1983 ‑ Testimony Mailing List]

          [02/22/1983 ‑ "Some European Lessons for America's Economic Future" – Rice

                   University]

          [03/01/1983 ‑ "Why Tax Indexing Must Not Be Repealed"; Wall Street Journal]

          [03/07/1983 ‑ "Coping with the International Debt Problem"; International Management

                   and Development Institute]

          [03/10/1983 ‑ Prospects for Economic Recovery" - National Association of

                   Manufacturers Congress of American Industry, Washington, DC]

          [03/15/1983 ‑ "Spending and Taxing" - Financial World Dinner for the Outstanding Chief

                   Executive Officers of 1982, New York, NY]

          [03/16/1983 ‑ "Prospects for Economic Recovery" - Annual Luncheon Meeting of  the

                   North Carolina Citizens for Business and Industry, Raleigh, NC]

          [03/28/1983 ‑ "Economic Recovery: From Hope to Progress" - Economic Club of 

                   Detroit, Detroit, MI]

          [04/18/1983 ‑ "Is the Dollar Overvalued?"; Council on Foreign Relations; New York,

                   NY]

          [04/19/1983 ‑ "International Trade and the Dollar" – 1983 Chicago World Trade

                   Conference; Chicago, IL]

          [04/21/1983 ‑ "Tax Rules and Capital Gains" - National Venture Capital Association,

                   Washington, DC]

          [04/27/1983 ‑ "The Dollar and Exchange Market Intervention"' - French Institute of

                   International Relations, Paris, France]

          [05/08/1983‑05/10/1983 ‑ "The World Economy"- 06/11/1983 ‑ "The World Economy

                   Today" - The Economist]

          [05/25/1983 ‑ "Mechanisms to Solve Health Care Cost Inflation" - Testimony before

                   the Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources]

          [06/03/1983 ‑ "Sustaining the Economic Recovery" - American Stock Exchange Annual

                   Washington Conference, Washington, DC]

          [06/28/1983(?) ‑ "Deficits, Taxes and Tax Reform" - 07/15/1983 ‑ "Why and How to

                   Contain Red Ink" - Wall Street Journal]

          [07/21/1983 ‑ "Inflation, Monetary Policy and Budget Deficits" - Testimony before

                   the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs]

          [09/14/1983 ‑ "Interest Rates and the Competitiveness of American Business in World

                   Markets" - Chamber of Commerce International Forum, Washington, DC]

          [09/22/1983 ‑ "Current Economic Prospects" - Indianapolis Economic Association,

                   Indianapolis, IN]

          [09/27/1983 ‑ "International Debt Policy" - Brazilinvest Luncheon, Washington, DC]

          [09/28/1983 ‑ "Budget Deficits: The Clear and Present Dangers of Crowding Out" –

                   Luncheon Address - Annual Meeting of National Association of Business

                   Economists, Detroit, MI]

          [10/25/1983 ‑ "Exchange Rates and the Dollar" - Testimony before the House

                   Sub‑Committees on International Trade and Domestic Monetary Policy]

          [10/28/1983 ‑ "Is Industrial Policy the Answer?" - Commonwealth Club of  California,

San Francisco, CA]

          [11/04/1983 ‑ "Economic Progress and Prospects" - New Mexico State Business Forum,

                   Las Cruces, NM]

          [11/08/1983 ‑ "The American Economy: Economic Progress and Prospects" -  American

                   Chamber of Commerce, Paris, France]

         

          OA 9813

          [11/08/1983 ‑ "Budget Deficits, Economic Activity, and Net Capital Formation" –

                   Testimony before the Joint Economic Committee] (1)(2)

          [11/30/1983 ‑ "A Quiet Revolution" - Remarks to the Tax Foundation on the Occasion of

                   Receiving the Foundation's Distinguished Public Service Award for 1983](1)(2)

          [12/05/1983 ‑ "Fiscal Policy Issues for the 1980's" - The American Enterprise Institute,

                   Washington, DC]

          [Testimony (Martin Feldstein) Schedule]

          [02/03/1984 ‑ "The Budget Deficit and Government Spending" - Testimony before the

                   Senate Budget Committee]

          [02/06/1984 ‑ "The Budget Deficit and Government Spending" - Testimony before the

                   Senate Budget Committee]

          [02/07/1984 ‑ "The Economic Outlook" - Testimony before the House Appropriations

                   Committee]

          [02/08/1984 ‑ "The Economic Outlook" - Testimony before the Senate Appropriations

                   Committee]

          [02/09/1984 ‑ "Monetary Policy, Budget Deficits, and the Economic Outlook" –

                   Testimony before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban

                   Affairs"

          [02/29/1984 ‑ "The Dollar Exchange Rate" - World Affairs Council of Philadelphia,

                   Philadelphia, PA]

          [03/09/1984 ‑ "Monetary Policy" - Annual Conference of the Export Import Bank,

                   Washington, DC]

          [03/26/1984 ‑ "Our Economic Future" - The Hancock Bank Economic Symposium,

                   Gulfport, MS]

          [03/29/1984 ‑ "Improving the Trade Balance: Deficit Reduction, Not Tariff  Surcharge" –

                   Testimony before the Subcommittee on Trade of the House Ways and Means

                   Committee]

          [05/08/1984 ‑ "International Debt Policy: The New Steps" - Council of the Americas

                   Fifteenth Washington Conference, Washington, DC]

          [06/10/1984 ‑ "Commencement Remarks" - University of Rochester School of

                   Management, Rochester, NY]

         

          SERIES VIII: STAFFING MEMORANDUMS, 1982‑1984

          OA 9813 (Continued)

          Staffing Memos 1983

          Staffing Memorandum ‑ Cabinet Council on Commerce and Trade

          Staffing Memos ‑ Cabinet Council on Food and Agriculture

          Cabinet Affairs Staffing Memo ‑ Cabinet Council on Human Resources

          Cabinet Council Staffing Memos ‑ Legal Policy

          Cabinet Affairs Staffing Memos ‑ Cabinet Council on Management and Administration

          Cabinet Council Staffing Memos ‑ Cabinet Council on Natural Resources and Environment

         

          SERIES IX: INVITATION REGRETS, 1983‑1985

          OA 9813 (Continued)

          1983 (Except December)

          December 1983

          January 1984

          February 1984

          March 1984

          April 1984

          May 1984

          June 1984

          July 1984

          August 1984

          Fall 1984

          1985

          Miscellaneous Regrets (Not Date Specified)