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Global Economic Recovery

A Global 'Growth Map' for 2014

Michael Spence | Posted 11.26.2014 | World
Michael Spence

2014-01-18-Davoscityimagewithgraphic.jpg The evolving growth map of the global economy is reasonably clear. Overall, the global economy is struggling back toward better balanced and more sustainable growth patterns in the medium term.

Threats to the Current Recovery

Jared Bernstein | Posted 04.24.2012 | Business
Jared Bernstein

On the economy, in my humble opinion we're not yet into the virtuous cycle where we can count on above-trend growth to generate jobs, which boosts paychecks, which supports consumption, which signals investors to get into the game, which leads to more growth, etc. But we're headed there. The best evidence for that is the improving job market -- but this remains fragile, and risk factors lurk out there. At this point, what worries me most is the lack of a public policy cushion such that if one of those risk factors flared up, we could count on policy makers to fight back. Jeez... imagine that.

Jobs, Jobs, Jobs

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 12.20.2011 | World
Otaviano Canuto

If developing countries can't keep up their healthy growth of 2010 and create jobs, the global economy will lose the robust engine of growth it had counted on for the recovery.

Weak Global Economy Tops Agenda at IMF-World Bank Gathering

iMFdirect | Posted 11.21.2011 | Business

Recent turbulence in financial markets and increased risks in the global economy mean that the 2011 Annual Meetings of the IMF and World Bank are taking place at a critical time for the global economy.

Rising Oil Prices A Threat To The Recovery -- Just Not Yet

The Huffington Post | Lila Shapiro | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The price we pay at the pump may eventually take a toll on the economic recovery. The Financial Times reports this morning which suggests that "High...