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Carmen Reinhart

Reinhart And Rogoff Make Yet Another Error

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business

You can hardly blame Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff for wishing 2013 never happened, but this is ridiculous. The Harvard economists, who spent ...

Mark Gongloff

World's Central Bank Calls For More Austerity | Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.24.2013 | Business

In "World War Z" (and most other zombie movies, let's be honest), Brad Pitt fights a seething swarm of tireless zombies bent on global destruction. Th...

Marathon Bombings Suspect to 'Reinhart-Rogoff-gate': Two Very Different UMASS Students Made News Last Week

Jennifer Delaney | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Jennifer Delaney

As a University of Massachusetts (UMASS) alum, I felt queasy as the reports came in that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one of the Boston Marathon bombing suspect...

Public Debt and Economic Growth

Robert Reich | Posted 06.29.2013 | Politics
Robert Reich

Reinhart and Rogoff seem to be correct in one basic respect: Economic growth does seem to be lower in very-high-debt countries. But the entire debate over their paper's flaws begs the central question of cause and effect. Is growth lower because of the high debt? Or does cause-and-effect the other way around?

Reinhart And Rogoff Are Not Backing Down

Emily Peck | Posted 04.26.2013 | Business

While a barrage of searing political criticism is certainly making them feel terrible, Kenneth S. Rogoff and Carmen M. Reinhart are not backing away f...

Is the Entire Deficit Debate Based on a Big Mistake?

Les Leopold | Posted 06.18.2013 | Business
Les Leopold

Fear of debt is woven deeply into our culture. We associate debt with profligate spending, waste, gambling and overall sinfulness. As we learned during the housing bubble, it's easy to get in over our heads. So naturally we assume that the same must be true for our country -- government debt must be bad. But is it?

Microsoft Responds To History-Altering Excel Controversy

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 04.18.2013 | Business

Can't we all just give Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff a break? Sure, their little Excel mistake helped entire countries justify slashing budgets and s...

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...

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...

Dan Froomkin

After Geithner, Treasury May Need A Woman's Touch | Dan Froomkin | Posted 11.25.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- The best way to make sure that the next secretary of the Treasury is not overly beholden to Wall Street might be to hire a woman. The...

Time to Put Finance Back in Its Cage

Robert Kuttner | Posted 08.17.2012 | Business
Robert Kuttner

It's not that economies are too slow to appease markets. It's that the markets have too much power to destroy economies. Let's not forget -- this entire crisis was caused because markets mispriced risk.

Carmen Reinhart Warns That High Unemployment Could Last 10 Years

The New York Times | SEWELL CHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The American economy could experience painfully slow growth and stubbornly high unemployment for a decade or longer as a result of the 2007 collapse o...

Inside Job -- a Caper Movie for the Financially Inclined

Michael Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Rose

2010-10-13-wallst.jpgAs far back as the 1300's elements like rapid deregulation and real estate bubbles coupled with arrogance and ignorance were the sparks that set fire to an economy.

The Banking Crisis: New York Review On What History Tells Us To Expect

The New York Review of Books | Paul Krugman, Robin Wells | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

From an economist's point of view, there are two striking aspects of This Time Is Different. The first is the sheer range of evidence brought to bear....

Why Geithner Can't Save the Treasury Bond

Eric Schurenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Schurenberg

If the U.S. loses its top credit rating, it certainly won't be the first nation so embarrassed. Japan just lost its top rating and the U.K. is on the bubble.

Economic Recovery? History Says No Way. Not Yet.

Eric Schurenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Schurenberg

Both the boom and its panicky finale fit neatly into a long, human tradition of greed, self-deception and financial folly. We're human. We can't help it. Sigh.

Economist On US Financial Crisis: (Much) More To Come

Economist | Free Exchange | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CARMEN REINHART and Kenneth Rogoff have assembled an impressive collection of data and analyses of financial crises through the ages. Their work has s...