Author Archives: Mark Zandi

Even If You Are All Powerful, The Economy is Hard to Fix

Mark Zandi visits with NPR to discuss how to fix the economy with the Moody’s Analytics U.S. macroeconomic model. View the Full Article and Listen to the Podcast.

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The One Housing Solution Left: Mass Mortgage Refinancing

[This article originally appeared in the New York Times August 12, 2012 and was authored by Joseph Stiglitz and Mark Zandi ] MORE than four million Americans have lost their homes since the housing bubble began bursting six years ago. An additional … Continue reading

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Raising Taxes on High Earners is Sound Policy

[This article originally appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer July 30, 2012] Unless Washington acts, we all will pay more in taxes next year. Few think that’s a good idea, but there is little consensus on how to change it. President … Continue reading

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Greece Could Decide Fate of U.S. Economy

[This article originally appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer May 27, 2012] Will Greece exit the eurozone? Hard to believe, but the answer to this question could determine the fate of the U.S. economy this year. Global investors have been driving … Continue reading

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Ed DeMarco Could Hasten End to Foreclosure Crisis by Allowing Debt Forgiveness

[This article originally appeared in the Washington Post May 10, 2012] As an example, consider an underwater homeowner who owes $150,000 on a home worth $100,000. With a 5 percent mortgage rate, his monthly payment is just over $1,000. With an earned … Continue reading

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Time to Rethink Student Lending

[This article originally appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer April 29, 2012] To land a good job, get a college degree. This has become a mantra in most American households, and with good reason. Yet while there is no better value than college, … Continue reading

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