Tag archive for ‘Government debt’
Professor Martin Feldstein On Wednesday, October 28th, 2015

Harvard Professor Martin Feldstein: Chile’s Uncertain Future

When I was in Chile earlier this month, I was impressed by the contrast between the palpable success of its long-standing free-market policies and the current agenda of its leftist president, Michelle Bachelet. 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 More...

Jewish Business News On Monday, July 6th, 2015

Harvard Law School professor Mark Roe: Europe and Greece on the Brink

 A deal between Greece and its creditors might not happen. Several factors are in flux; Greek and northern European interests are not aligned; and personal animosities are in play. For Greece, an exit from More...

Gil Tanenbaum On Friday, July 3rd, 2015

Bernie Sanders Criticizes Greece’s Creditors

– – As the whole world waits to see what will become of Greece and the entire European Union as the small nation deals with a huge debt crisis, the people of Greece have one champion in the U.S. More...

Professor Nouriel Roubini On Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

‘Dr. Doom’ Nouriel Roubini: Emerging Markets After the Fed Hikes Rates

The prospect that the US Federal Reserve will start exiting zero policy rates later this year has fueled growing fear of renewed volatility in emerging economies’ currency, bond, and stock markets. The More...

Vered Weiss On Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Treasury Secretary Jack Lew Hopes McConnell Won’t Shut Down Government Again

If Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell doesn’t abide by his promise not to hold the debt ceiling hostage again, as in 2013, Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew said that “extraordinary measures” More...

Prof. Kenneth Rogoff On Monday, March 9th, 2015

Professor of Economics at Harvard University Kenneth Rogoff: The Stock-Bond Disconnect

How should one understand the disconnect between the new highs reached by global equity indices and the new depths plumbed by real interest rates worldwide? Several competing explanations attempt to reconcile More...

Professor Joseph Stiglitz On Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Nobel Laureate in Economics, Joseph Stiglitz: A Fair Hearing for Sovereign Debt

/ By Joseph E. Stiglitz and Martin Guzman/ Last July, when United States federal judge Thomas Griesa ruled that Argentina had to repay in full the so-called vulture funds that had bought its sovereign debt More...

Professor Michael J. Boskin On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Stanford Professor Michael Boskin: A Five-Step Plan for European Prosperity

Though the Greek crisis has been placed on pause, the economic situation in Europe remains bleak. Eurozone growth is up slightly from its near-recession levels of a few months ago, but projections by the More...

Daniel Gros On Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Daniel Gros, Director of Center for European Policy Studies: The Greek Austerity Myth

  Since the anti-austerity Syriza party’s victory in Greece’s recent general election, the “Greek problem” is again preoccupying markets and policymakers throughout Europe. Some fear a return to More...

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