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Delong on Why Obama should pick Summers to lead the Fed

From Brad Delong: After eight years as chair of the US Federal Reserve, Ben Bernanke is stepping down. Fairly soon, President Barack Obama will need to choose a successor – a decision that will be among the most important that he will ever … Continue reading

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Lessons on Fiscal Policy Since the Recession by Laura Tyson

This column by Laura Tyson is worth reading: In late 2008, the United States economy was caught in the midst of what proved to be its longest and deepest recession since the end of World War II. Frightened by steep … Continue reading

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Debt to GDP & Future Economic Growth

There has been a lot of discussion today on Reinhart and Rogoff’s work on Debt to GDP & future economic growth (see Mike Konczal, Krugman, CEPR, Brad Plumer,  and the original critique from Herden, Ash, Pollin), so I wanted to highlight some … Continue reading

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Fiscal Policy as Stabilization Policy: What do we think now that we did not think in 2007?

Here’s a presentation that Brad Delong and Laura Tyson are giving at the IMF’s Fiscal Forum today. I helped put them put it together and make some of these graphs. Well worth checking out.

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The Pace of the Recovery: Output and Employment Growth Since 1985

Laura Tyson has a piece today on the slow pace of the recovery: Since 2010, annual growth of gross domestic product has averaged about 2.1 percent. This is less than half the average pace of recoveries from previous recessions in … Continue reading

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Facts are Stubborn Things: High Income Tax Rates and Job Creation

Throughout the campaign and through the fiscal cliff discussions, Republicans have consistently espoused the idea that modestly raising top marginal rates will destroy job creation. For instance, here is Sen Lindsey Gram from ABC’s “This Week”, “[T]o avoid becoming Greece, … Continue reading

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Should We Increase Dividend Taxation? 3 Views

In the NYTimes this morning, Steven Rattner joined a number of others (e.g. Laura Tyson) in calling for higher dividend tax rates. There are three main views on the efficiency costs of dividend taxation: Old View: The old view (Poterba … Continue reading

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