Tag Archives: Reinhart and Rogoff

Kimball & Wang: After crunching Reinhart and Rogoff’s data, we’ve concluded that high debt does not slow growth

From Miles Kimball and Yichuan Wang in Quartz: Leaving aside monetary policy, the textbook Keynesian remedy for recession is to increase government spending or cut taxes. The obvious problem with that is that higher government spending and lower taxes tend to … Continue reading

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Delong on How to Portray the Relationship between Debt & Future Growth

Here’s a nice post by Brad Delong on how to portray the debt-and-growth association.

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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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