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伯克利—1980年春,哈佛大学经济学家马丁·费尔德斯坦(Martin Feldstein)和奥利佛·布兰查德(Olivier Blanchard)一起讲授了我上过的最优秀的宏观经济学课程之一。两年半后,费尔德斯坦加入了美国总统里根的内阁,担任经济顾问委员会主席直至1984年7月。


费尔德斯坦的立场没有受到其他里根派人士的欢迎。里根的幕僚长詹姆斯·贝克尔(James Baker)没有理会他的警告,而是说服政府的其他成员继续推进原计划,这样,他们就不需要承认里根的标志性减税计划是一个错误。

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