International

The IMF on Fiscal Adjustments

As we have been looking at a number of fiscal plans for the US recently, the IMF has a useful appendix in its most recent Fiscal Monitor on...
Mar 23, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release

Fiscal Power Rankings

Students at Stanford University, under the guidance of Comeback America Initiative (CAI) CEO and CRFB board member David Walker, have developed a...

MarketWatch: February 14-17, 2011

Markets so far this week have reacted to mixed news on the growth front in the US plus new concerns on inflation. As things start to wind up for the...

MarketWatch: January 31 - February 4, 2011

Markets in the U.S. and elsewhere have focused on signs that the U.S. economy continues to recover, although still at a very gradual pace. January...
Jan 27, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release

Japan's Credit Rating Cut by Standard & Poor's

In what is sure to be a wake-up call for the Japanese government, Standard & Poor’s cut Japan’s credit rating today for the...

IMF to the United States: Adopt a Credible Fiscal Plan for the Medium-Run

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) released its World Economic Outlook update today, on the eve of two big moments for U.S. fiscal policy -...

MARKETWATCH: January 17 - 20, 2011

Over the past week, interest rates on the benchmark 10 year Treasury bond rose. Key drivers were: less safe haven demand for US government...
Jan 12, 2011 | Blog Paper Press Release

Eichengreen Warns U.S. over Budget Mismanagement

Economist Barry Eichengreen warned the U.S. over at VoxEU about the consequences of "economic mismanagement"--essentially, not taking steps...

Wall Street Banks Cut Holdings of U.S. Debt

Wall Street banks have been drastically cutting their holdings of U.S. Treasuries, according to Bloomberg News. According to most analysts, this is...

MARKETWATCH: December 13– December 16, 2010

Nearing the end of the week, markets are still wrestling with the same cross-currents they faced last week, but with a new wrinkle - Spain.The growth...

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