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: April 2014

Housing Finance Reform Steps Forward

Housing finance reform took a big step forward with the recent release of the Housing Finance Reform and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2014. Read Mark Zandi’s and Cristian de Ritis’ analysis of bipartisan legislation proposed by Senators Tim Johnson (D-SD) … Continue reading

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Joint Economic Committee

Mark Zandi’s testimony before the Joint Economic Committee on March 26th, 2014: “Unwinding Quantitative Easing: How the Fed Should Promote Stable Prices, Economic Growth and Job Creation” The Federal Reserve did an admirable job navigating through the financial crisis that … Continue reading

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