Wednesday, July 23, 2014
  1. Europe’s Options

    Michael J. Boskin

    Europe’s Options


     sees three possible paths for the European Union, with the most likely also the least helpful.

    EU slow growth Klaus OhlenschläGer/ZumaPress

    The EU has three broad options as it confronts its economic malaise and increasingly frustrated voters. Unfortunately, the most likely option – business as usual, with improvised fixes to mini-crises – is the one least likely to deliver the growth that Europe desperately needs. READ MORE

  2. The Transatlantic Growth Gap

    Daniel Gros

    The Transatlantic Growth Gap


     attributes America's edge over Europe to its faster bankruptcy procedures.

    Bankruptcy in the US macrahe/Flickr

    The key to the economic-performance gap between the US and the EU in the last three years is the resilience of private consumption by American households. How were US households able to reduce their debt burden during a period of high unemployment and almost no wage gains while sustaining consumption growth? READ MORE

  3. The Great Income Divide

    Kemal Derviş

    The Great Income Divide


     calls for potent policies to combat income inequality and strengthen social mobility.

    Poor Child on Street Henrik Berger Jorgensen/Flickr

    Thomas Piketty’s bestseller Capital in the Twenty-First Century is fueling heated debate about the relationship between capital accumulation and inequality. But the broader question is whether these debates will produce real solutions to two of the critical problems of our time: income inequality and limited social mobility. READ MORE

  4. Booming Until It Hurts?

    Robert J. Shiller

    Booming Until It Hurts?


     believes that recent warnings that asset prices are rising dangerously fast may be correct.

    Blowing Bubbles Jonathan Emmanuel Flores Tarello/Flickr

    In recent months, concern has intensified among the world’s financial experts and news media that overheated asset markets – real estate, equities, and long-term bonds – could lead to a major correction and another economic crisis. The general public seems unbothered, but the experts' concern is healthy. READ MORE

  5. American Delusions Down Under

    Joseph E. Stiglitz

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