Saturday, February 28, 2015
  1. Competing on Corporate Tax

    Laura Tyson
  2. Making Do With More

    J. Bradford DeLong

    Making Do With More


     asks why living standards are stagnating in societies blessed with unprecedented abundance.

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    Ensuring that the workers of today and tomorrow can capture the benefits of the information age will require us to redesign our economic system. Only by finding ways to put true value on the goods we produce can we sustain a middle-class society, rather than one of techno-plutocrats and their service-sector serfs. READ MORE

  3. Emerging Economies’ Demographic Challenge

    Martin Neil Baily, ET AL

    Emerging Economies’ Demographic Challenge

    &  argue that accelerated productivity gains are key to sustaining catch-up growth.

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    Population aging is often cited as a major economic challenge for the developed world. But shifting demographics pose an even greater threat to the growth prospects of many emerging economies, and only far-reaching productivity-enhancing reforms can ensure continued gains in prosperity. READ MORE

  4. The Visible Hand of Economic Prosperity

    Jürgen Jeske

    The Visible Hand of Economic Prosperity


     argues that Germany's strong economic performance does not vindicate that of its policymakers.

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    Germany has weathered the financial crisis much better than most of its neighbors: exports are up, unemployment is half the European average, and the federal budget is balanced for the first time in a decade. But it would be a mistake to assume that Germany's economic performance vindicates its policymaking. READ MORE

  5. A Five-Step Plan for European Prosperity

    Michael J. Boskin

    A Five-Step Plan for European Prosperity


     proposes a series of mutually reinforcing policies that would enable Europe to escape its slump.

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    The challenges Europe is facing go well beyond the risk of a Greek exit from the euro. Overcoming the continent's economic stagnation and the fiscal pressures of bloated welfare states will require bold measures to restore growth, opportunity, prosperity, and financial stability. READ MORE

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