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Austerity Research Errors

Here's What Europe's Business Leaders Could Teach America

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 01.25.2014 | Business

European corporate titans are calling on policy makers to do more to boost the region’s struggling economy. And unlike their counterparts in the U.S...

Mark Gongloff

Reinhart And Rogoff Make More Mistakes While Admitting To Research Flaws | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business

Sometimes mistakes are like potato chips, or sex partners: It's hard to stop at just one. Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff of Harvard have spent ...

Why the 'Spreadsheet Scandal' Should Kill Obama's Social Security Cut

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 06.18.2013 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

A recent "Spreadsheet Scandal" has rocked the economics world. It also seems to have eliminated the last remaining technical argument in support of the president's "chained CPI" Social Security cut. Not weakened it. Eliminated it.

Mark Gongloff

Another Reinhart And Rogoff Claim Just Doesn't Hold Up | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.17.2013 | Business

Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff may have made honest mistakes in their influential research on debt. But they aren't telling the full story when th...

Jason Linkins

Unemployed? Maybe You Should Thank Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff! | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.16.2013 | Politics

Are you unemployed? Perhaps you should blame some of America's most celebrated economists, and their troubles with math. Tuesday's big non-Boston n...

Reinhart And Rogoff Respond To Critical Paper (Sort Of)

Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.16.2013 | Business
Mark Gongloff

Economists Carmen Reinhart of the University of Maryland and Ken Rogoff of Harvard have responded to a new paper that attacks research of theirs that is often cited by pro-austerity advocates, claiming that high debt is associated with slow growth.

Mark Gongloff

Study: Widely Cited Pro-Austerity Research Riddled With Errors | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business

Influential research by U.S. economists Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff, touted by policymakers pushing government austerity in the United States and E...