Saturday, September 20, 2014

Kenneth Rogoff

Kenneth Rogoff, Professor of Economics and Public Policy at Harvard University and recipient of the 2011 Deutsche Bank Prize in Financial Economics, was the chief economist of the International Monetary Fund from 2001 to 2003. His most recent book, co-authored with Carmen M. Reinhart, is This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly.

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Argentina Bank
Business & Finance 9

A Tear for Argentina

Argentina’s latest default poses unsettling questions for policymakers. Though the country’s periodic debt crises are often the result of self-destructive macroeconomic policies, the default has been … read more

Europe Debt and structural reform
Economics 6

Europe’s Debt Wish

It is difficult to see how Europe can revive economic growth without significant debt restructuring or rescheduling. But Europe’s politicians seem utterly unable to contemplate this scenario, thus… read more

Newsart for The 4% Non-Solution
Business & Finance 12

The 4% Non-Solution

The idea of permanently raising inflation targets to 4%, first proposed by IMF chief economist Olivier Blanchard, has been endorsed by a number of other academics, including, most recently, Paul… read more

Newsart for A Surplus of Controversy
Business & Finance 9

A Surplus of Controversy

When the US Treasury recently added its voice to critics of Germany’s chronic trade surplus, it underscored the deep disagreement over what, if anything, should be done about it. It is a highly… read more

Newsart for Foreign-Aid Follies
World Affairs 1

Foreign-Aid Follies

The huge gap between the world’s richest and poorest countries remains one of the great moral dilemmas for the West. It also poses one of the toughest questions for development economics: Do we… read more

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