Economic Recovery Measures

It's Not Free Money

Paul Krugman and other advocates of more federal stimulus spending cite today’s extremely low real interest rates, near zero or negative, as...

How Might the Fiscal Cliff Play Out?

This week’s The Economist offers another analysis of the end-of-year fiscal cliff of tax increases and spending cuts that the United States...

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...

Chairman Bernanke Addresses the Fiscal Cliff

Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke held a press conference yesterday following the conclusion of the Federal Open Market Committee meeting....
Apr 18, 2012 | Blog Paper Press Release | Taxes

No Tax Cuts Without Offsets

The House is set to move forward on legislation that would enact a tax cut for small businesses. The Small Business Tax Cut Act (HR 9) allows...

Economics of the Fiscal Cliff

Our recent paper on the fiscal cliff details the short-term or longer-term economic problems that the country will face if lawmakers either allow...
Mar 29, 2012 | Blog Paper Press Release

The Newest TARP Estimate

CBO has released its newest cost estimate of the Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP), projecting it to cost $32 billion over its lifetime, which is...
Mar 8, 2012 | Blog Paper Press Release

AIG Support Continues Winding Down

As the Treasury Department continues its winding down of TARP programs, it will sell off $6 billion of AIG shares, likely bringing its ownership...

A Deal to Forget on the Hill

Update: The House has approved the payroll-tax deal 293-132.Just when you thought the conference committee might start agreeing on specific offsets...
Feb 13, 2012 | Blog Paper Press Release

No Offsets? No Deal

It's no secret that the conference committee tasked with finding solutions for the expiring 2-month fix for the payroll tax cut, unemployment...

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