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Recovery Strengthening, But Much Work Remains

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 03.23.2014 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

Among advanced economies, it is stronger in the US than in Europe, stronger in the euro core than in Southern Europe. In most advanced economies, unemployment remains much too high. And downside risks remain.

Romney-Ryan Austerity Starves the 47 Percent

Harlan Green | Posted 12.15.2012 | Business
Harlan Green

Since no expert believes it can be done without removing such favored tax shelters as the home mortgage interest deduction, it will create the same austerity trap Europeans now find themselves in.

IMF: 'A Cloud Of Uncertainty' Is Hanging Over The Entire World

AP | ELAINE KURTENBACH | Posted 10.09.2012 | Business

TOKYO -- Plagued by uncertainty and fresh setbacks, the world economy has weakened further and will grow more slowly over the next year, the Internati...

Global Recovery Strengthens, Tensions Heighten

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 06.11.2011 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

The need for careful design of economic policies at the national level, and coordination at the global level, may be as important today as they were at the peak of the crisis two years ago.

The Two Rebalancing Acts

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

Achieving a "strong, balanced, and sustained world recovery"--to quote from the goal set in Pittsburgh by the G-20--was never going to be easy. It req...

Global Economy: Continuing Recovery But Clouds on the Horizon

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

How Europe deals with fiscal and financial problems, how advanced countries proceed with fiscal consolidation, and how emerging countries rebalance their economies going forward will determine if we see recovery or stagnation.