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Reinhart and Rogoff

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 ...

Krugman Trolls Deficit Hawks With One Amazing Chart

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 10.30.2013 | Business

Debt scolds like Harvard economists Kenneth Rogoff and Carmen Reinhart constantly warn us that too much government debt causes terrible things like so...

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Austerity Fanatics Still Think They're Winning | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.31.2013 | Business

Like Hiroo Onoda, the Japanese soldier who hid on an island in the Philippines for 30 years refusing to believe Japan had lost World War II, austerity...

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Pro-Austerity Research Now Even More Thoroughly Trashed | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.31.2013 | Business

The debunking of Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff continues. The Harvard economists have argued that mistakes and omissions in their influential ...

Authors Of Debunked Austerity Paper Lashes Out Against Paul Krugman

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 05.26.2013 | Business

The researchers behind a much-disputed paper on austerity are lashing out against Paul Krugman over his criticisms of the data. In a letter posted...

The Half-Forgotten Debt Crisis

David Coates | Posted 07.25.2013 | Politics
David Coates

The attention span in Washington, D.C. these days is remarkably short, and multi-tasking is something at which Congress seems particularly inept. So right now the focus there is overwhelming on just one thing: scandals, while the real business of the American people goes largely unexamined.

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Discredited Economist Blasts Back | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.23.2013 | Business

Kenneth Rogoff is mad as hell, and he's not going to take it any more. The Harvard economist has taken a beating since the discovery that much of h...

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Former Bush Adviser Cites Discredited Austerity Research In New Book | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.06.2013 | Business

Would it be too embarrassing to rush out a second edition of a new book before the first edition has even hit the shelves? That is something Glenn ...

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Reinhart And Rogoff Back Away From Austerity | Mark Gongloff | Posted 05.03.2013 | Business

Under steady attack after their seminal research was found to be riddled with errors, Harvard economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff are making...

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MORE Flaws In Reinhart-Rogoff Research? | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.30.2013 | Business

Like Scooby-Doo villains, Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff keep getting done in by meddling kids. First, University of Massachusetts-Amherst grad...

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Austerity Alive And Well: U.S. Government To Pay Down Debt For First Time In 6 Years | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.29.2013 | Business

Though you may have heard otherwise, austerity is in full force in the U.S., helping the government pay down debt for the first time in six years. ...

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?

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The Bond Market's Verdict: Austerity, Reinhart & Rogoff Are Losers | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.30.2013 | Business

Forget about Reinhart and Rogoff, and whether they're right or wrong about the horrors of too much government debt. The bond market has spoken: There'...

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Former Bush Adviser On Discredited Austerity Research: Everybody Makes Mistakes | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.24.2013 | Business

Far from surrendering, the defenders of austerity are digging deeper. The latest to join the resistance is Harvard's Gregory Mankiw, a former advis...

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...

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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...