Prof. Kenneth Rogoff On Thursday, March 10th, 2016

Professor of Economics at Harvard University Kenneth Rogoff: The Fear Factor in Global Markets

CAMBRIDGE – The phenomenal market volatility of the past year owes much to genuine risks and uncertainties about factors such as Chinese growth, European banks, and the oil glut. For the first two months of More...

Prof. Kenneth Rogoff On Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Professor of Economics at Harvard University Kenneth Rogoff: The Great Escape From China

CAMBRIDGE – Since 2016 began, the prospect of a major devaluation of China’s renminbi has been hanging over global markets like the Sword of Damocles. No other source of policy uncertainty has been as destabilizing. More...

Prof. Kenneth Rogoff On Monday, January 11th, 2016

Professor of Economics at Harvard University Kenneth Rogoff: Extreme Weather and Global Growth

Until recently, the usual thinking among macroeconomists has been that short-term weather fluctuations don’t matter much for economic activity. Construction hiring may be stronger than usual in a March when More...

Prof. Kenneth Rogoff On Monday, December 14th, 2015

Professor of Economics at Harvard University Kenneth Rogoff: Oil Prices and Global Growth

CAMBRIDGE – One of the biggest economic surprises of 2015 is that the stunning drop in global oil prices did not deliver a bigger boost to global growth. Despite the collapse in prices, from over $115 per barrel More...

Prof. Kenneth Rogoff On Monday, November 2nd, 2015

Professor of Economics at Harvard University Kenneth Rogoff: The Fed’s Communication Breakdown

 Nothing describes the United States Federal Reserve’s current communication policy better than the old saying that a camel is a horse designed by committee. Various members of the Fed’s policy-setting Federal More...

Prof. Kenneth Rogoff On Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Professor of Economics at Harvard University Kenneth Rogoff: The French Exception?

More than ever, the French economy is at the center of the global debate about how far one can push the limits of state size and control in a capitalist democracy. To those on the left, France’s generous benefits More...

Prof. Kenneth Rogoff On Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

Professor of Economics at Harvard University Kenneth Rogoff: The Age of Bobby Fischer

The brilliant new Hollywood movie “Pawn Sacrifice” portrays the life of tormented chess genius Robert James “Bobby” Fischer from his early days as a prodigy to his historic 1972 match, at age 29, with More...

Prof. Kenneth Rogoff On Saturday, September 12th, 2015

Professor of Economics at Harvard University Kenneth Rogoff: The Art of Capital Flight

 What impact will China’s slowdown have on the red-hot contemporary art market? That might not seem like an obvious question, until one considers that, for emerging-market investors, art has become a critical More...

Prof. Kenneth Rogoff On Tuesday, August 4th, 2015

Professor of Economics at Harvard University Kenneth Rogoff: A New Deal for Debt Overhangs?

The International Monetary Fund’s acknowledgement that Greece’s debt is unsustainable could prove to be a watershed moment for the global financial system. Clearly, heterodox policies to deal with high debt More...

Prof. Kenneth Rogoff On Friday, June 12th, 2015

Professor of Economics at Harvard University Kenneth Rogoff: The Right Food Fight

DRESDEN – To what extent should governments regulate or tax addictive behavior? This question has long framed public debate about alcohol, tobacco, gambling, and other goods and services in many countries More...

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