Insight & Thought Leadership on the Global Economy

One of our most insightful economists examines the extraordinary actions the Federal Reserve, the Treasury, and other authorities took to cope with the economic catastrophe that followed the financial crash of 2008. (Paying the Price) A readable, balanced account of what they did, why they did it, and how well it worked out—so far. — Alice M. Rivlin, the Brookings Institution, former Director of OMB and Vice Chair of the Fed

Monthly Archives: August 2013

US Macro Outlook: Nearing the Threshold

Reported GDP growth has lagged U.S. job creation, but this unusual discrepancy is unlikely to continue. Weak productivity growth post-recession is part of the explanation, as investment in structures has waned. The revival of homebuilding will help kick the U.S. … Continue reading

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