International

AARP Event Discusses Population Aging Across the Globe

The American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) hosted an event entitled "Work, Retirement Age, and Fiscal Sustainability in an Aging World....
Jul 23, 2012 | Blog Paper Press Release

The IMF Looks at International Fiscal Rules

A new working paper by four authors at the International Monetary Fund takes a look at fiscal rules around the world. The Peterson-Pew Commission on...

How Does Simpson-Bowles Compare to What Europe Is Doing?

As Senator Mark Warner pointed out last week in the Christian Science Monitor, the United States is still in a position where long-term debt...

What the U.S. Could Learn from Germany

Steep budget cuts are linked to recession and higher unemployment in Europe, argue several commentators (see here for example). Are they right?...

When It Comes to Deficit Reduction, Timing Matters

The news that Britain has entered into a double-dip recession touched off a fierce debate last week over the role of austerity in the country's...
Dec 6, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release

Eurozone Challenges Should Give Pause to U.S. Lawmakers

Europe's worsening debt crisis--notably Italy's--should serve as a warning to the United States of what can happen to an otherwise steady, solvent...

‘Line’ Items: Looking Abroad Edition

To the Shores of Tripoli – With President Obama on vacation and Congress in recess, most eyes are turned away from Washington and towards...
Aug 12, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release

How Other Countries Have Regained AAA Ratings

Over at Ezra Klein's blog, Sarah Kliff writes about the "Maple Leaf Miracle," or how Canada was able to turn itself around after it was...

Recent Study Ranks U.S. Debt Fifth Largest Among Major Economies

A recent report from the Associated Press Global Economy Tracker found that the U.S. national debt (as a percentage of GDP) is the fifth largest...

What Happens If China Stops Buying Our Debt

Megan McArdle at The Atlantic writes about what happens if China stops buying U.S. Treasury bonds. She points out that a fiscal crisis is unlikely to...

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