08/07/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Second Stimulus: Laura Tyson, Obama Adviser, Says Economy Needs Boost

July 7 (Bloomberg) -- The U.S. should consider drafting a second stimulus package focusing on infrastructure projects because the $787 billion approved in February was "a bit too small" said Laura Tyson, an adviser to President Barack Obama.

"The current plan will have a positive effect, but the real economy is a sicker patient," Tyson said in a speech in Singapore today. The package will have a more pronounced impact in the third and fourth quarters, she added, stressing that she was speaking for herself and not the administration.