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Simon Johnson

Simon Johnson

Writing for PS since 2007
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Simon Johnson, a former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, is a professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management and a co-chair of the COVID-19 Policy Alliance. He is the co-author, with Jonathan Gruber, of Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream and the co-author, with James Kwak, of 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and The Next Financial Meltdown

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    Inflation in the Shadow of Debt

    John H. Cochrane

    History has shown that it is much easier to stay ahead of inflation than it is to play catch-up. By ignoring this basic truth, US policymakers are both missing a big opportunity and inviting economic disaster.

    questions whether the Federal Reserve could carry out a successful monetary stabilization if needed.
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