Tag archive for ‘Project Syndicate’
professor Ricardo Hausmann On Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Harvard Professor Ricardo Hausmann: Redistribution or Inclusion?

The issue of rising income inequality loomed large at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos. As is well known, the United States’ economy has grown significantly over the past three decades, but More...

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Joschka Fischer On Saturday, January 31st, 2015

Former German Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor Joschka Fischer: A Greek Burial for German Austerity

Not long ago, German politicians and journalists confidently declared that the euro crisis was over; Germany and the European Union, they believed, had weathered the storm. Today, we know that this was More...

Professor Martin Feldstein On Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Harvard Professor Martin Feldstein : The Eurozone Needs More than QE

Although the European Central Bank has launched a larger-than-expected program of quantitative easing (QE), even its advocates fear that it may not be enough to boost real incomes, reduce unemployment, More...

Jewish Business News On Wednesday, January 28th, 2015

Japan’s former defense minister, Yuriko Koike: Japan’s Beheaded Illusions

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was on a six-day tour of Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel, and Palestine, when the Islamic State posted a video online threatening to murder two Japanese hostages, More...

Jewish Business News On Tuesday, January 27th, 2015

President of the International Crisis Group, Jean-Marie Guéhenno: Fanatics, Charlatans, and Economists

Throughout the world, it seems, crisis is gripping national politics. In election after election, voter turnout has hit historic lows. Politicians are universally reviled. Mainstream parties, desperate More...

Stephen Roach On Monday, January 26th, 2015

Former Chairman of Morgan Stanley Asia Stephen Roach: The Lemmings of QE

Predictably, the European Central Bank has joined the world’s other major monetary authorities in the greatest experiment in the history of central banking. By now, the pattern is all too familiar. First, More...

Professor Jeffrey Frankel On Tuesday, January 20th, 2015

Harvard Professor Jeffrey Frankel : The End of Republican Obstruction

 What a difference two months make. When the Republican Party scored strong gains in last November’s US congressional elections, the universally accepted explanation was that voters were expressing their More...

Professor Robert Shiller On Friday, January 16th, 2015

Nobel Laureate Robert Shiller: What Good Are Economists?

  Since the global financial crisis and recession of 2007-2009, criticism of the economics profession has intensified. The failure of all but a few professional economists to forecast the episode – More...

Lucy P. Marcus On Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Lucy P. Marcus: Preparing for the Unknown Unknowns

   We live in perilous times. Just as we seem to get our bearings, something happens to make us feel as if our legs have been knocked out from under us. Actions and events often are intertwined, and More...

Hans-Werner Sinn On Wednesday, January 14th, 2015

Hans-Werner Sinn, Prof. Of Economics and Public Finance: Economics and Its Critics

There is much to criticize in economics nowadays. For example, the profession focuses far too little on political issues and far too much on beating students to death with mathematics. But much current criticism More...

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