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May 10, 2010 | Blog Paper Press Release

Why This Isn't Just a Greek Problem

The EU and IMF just recently agreed to provide a nearly $1 trillion rescue fund for European countries facing troubled fiscal waters. Meetings over...

Weekend Editorial Roundup

Here are the highlights from this weekend’s editorials on fiscal and budget policy:The Chicago Tribune criticized both parties for reckless...

Marketwatch Update: The US as Safe Haven Returns - but Technical Glitches May Have Also Kicked In

It wasn’t enough that we had a lot of impressive economic news this week (including today’s solidly positive employment numbers –...
May 7, 2010 | Blog Paper Press Release

Greece and the United States: The Importance of Having a Credible Fiscal Framework

European leaders are meeting tonight to talk about Greece and the eurozone crisis. According to press reports, they will likely agree upon and...

Market Watch Update: April 26-30

As of mid-day Friday, April 30, the government bond market was on track to have a good week, with prices up (and therefore yields down, because they...
Apr 27, 2010 | Blog Paper Press Release

Debt Downgrade for Greece (and Portugal)

In previous blogs, we have discussed how the three credit rating agencies have hinted that the United States needs to get its debt under control (see...
Apr 26, 2010 | Blog Paper Press Release

Weekend Editorial Roundup

Here are the highlights from this weekend’s editorials on fiscal and budget policy:The Wall Street Journal criticized plans by Democrats to...

Iceland Ash Blanket Settles Over World Economy

Airline traffic may not be the only thing slowed by Iceland’s volcanic eruptions. The slow-moving, fragile economic recovery may take a hit as...
Apr 21, 2010 | Blog Paper Press Release

The Need for Reducing Sovereign Debt Risk, according to the IMF

With global recovery underway but still fragile, reducing government (sovereign) debt risk is important, so that global economic recovery can be...

IMF Says our Economies are Looking Better, but the Outlook is still Fragile

According to the IMF, we are entering a new phase of the economic and financial crisis: the world has averted a depression, a recovery is taking hold...

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