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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...

Mark Gongloff

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 ...

BOTH SIDES NOW: 'Stubborn' or 'Stupid' Facts on Boston, Syria, Rogoff?

HuffPost Radio | Posted 07.05.2013 | Politics
HuffPost Radio

2011-11-29-20111107bothsidesnow.jpgWhile both sides can lapse into "content bias," should the following facts alter pre-conceived views: the Boston bombers were young Muslim men; some sarin gas was detected in Syria; the Reinhart-Rogoff study is flawed? Erick Erickson and Ron Reagan debate.

Larry Summers Weighs In On Research Controversy

Reuters | Posted 07.05.2013 | Business

By Lawrence Summers May 5 (Reuters) - The economics commentariat and no small part of the political debate in recent weeks has been co...

6 Ways To Tell Lies From Statistics

Bloomberg View | Betsey Stevenson & Justin Wolfers | Posted 05.05.2013 | Business

Bloomberg View: The discovery of a spreadsheet error in an influential study by Harvard University economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff i...

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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...

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Austerity Fanatics Refuse To Admit They've Just Been Completely Discredited | Mark Gongloff | Posted 04.22.2013 | Business

Let's not all go ding-donging just yet, people. The austerity witch is not quite dead. Supporters of austerity have certainly been knocked back rec...

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.

7 Super-Embarrassing Data Disasters

Bloomberg View | Matthew Zeitlin | Posted 04.18.2013 | Business

From Bloomberg View: Yesterday, a group of authors at the University of Massachussetts-Amherst released a paper calling into question one of the i...

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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...

Krugman: 'So Much Is At Stake' In Research Controversy

Posted 04.17.2013 | Business

What may seem like a petty debate among wonks could have major consequences for major economies around the world, and Paul Krugman wants all of you to...

Reinhart and Rogoff's Second Full Response

Mark Gongloff | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business
Mark Gongloff

At 2:00 a.m. on Wednesday, Carmen Reinhart of the University of Maryland and Kenneth Rogoff of Harvard emailed a second, fuller response to the new paper finding several errors in their research on debt and growth rates.