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Alan B. Krueger

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Doubt and Confidence on Hitting the Debt Ceiling

(28) Comments | Posted July 17, 2011 | 2:36 PM

Alan Krueger, who served as Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy and Chief Economist of the U.S. Department of the Treasury 2009-2010, was interviewed by Yu Chen for this post on the debt limit.

Yu Chen (YC): Do you think the debt ceiling will get raised?

Alan Krueger (AK): There are...

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Extend Build America Bonds Too

(12) Comments | Posted December 6, 2010 | 4:27 PM

As Congress and the administration work toward a compromise on extending the Bush tax cuts and emergency unemployment benefits, another tax cut should also be extended: the Build America Bonds (BABs) program. Build America Bonds have provided crucial support for state and local governments at a time when they faced...

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Retuning the Bad Rap for BABs

(0) Comments | Posted June 18, 2010 | 10:11 AM

Some recent press coverage has provided a misleading picture about a successful Recovery Act program, Build America Bonds (BABs). BABs have proven to be an effective financing tool that have enabled municipalities to fund critical infrastructure projects at a time when they were facing severe financing challenges.

A New...

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