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As Demand Improves, Time to Focus More on Supply

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

The dynamics that were emerging at the time of the October 2013 World Economic Outlook are becoming more visible. Put simply, the recovery is strengthening.

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.

Advanced Economies Strengthening, Emerging Market Economies Weakening

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

The recovery from the crisis continues, albeit too slowly. While the focus at this time is more on emerging market economies, other legacies of the crisis are still very much present and advanced economies are not out of the woods.

The World's Three Speed Economic Recovery

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 06.16.2013 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

Emerging market and developing economies are still going strong, but in advanced economies, there appears to be a growing bifurcation between the United States on the one hand, and the Euro area on the other.

Global Economy: Some Bad News and Some Hope

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 12.09.2012 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

The world economic recovery continues, but it has weakened further. In advanced countries, growth is now too low to make a substantial dent in unemployment. And in major emerging countries, growth that had been strong earlier has also decreased.

World Faces Weak Economic Recovery

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 09.15.2012 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

The world recovery can continue, and can strengthen. The right pace of fiscal consolidation, continuing expansionary monetary policy, getting the financial sector back to health to decrease borrowing costs, and solidarity, especially within the Euro zone, are all of the essence.

Driving the Global Economy with the Brakes On

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 03.25.2012 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

With the right set of measures, the worst can definitely be avoided, and the recovery can be put back on track. These measures can be taken, need to be taken, and need to be taken urgently.

It's Official: The Economy Is Set to Starve

Chris Martenson, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Chris Martenson, Ph.D.

I cannot state this strongly enough: The WEO 2010 report is an official admission that Peak Oil is not only real, but it's already here.

G-20 Barking Up the Wrong Tree: Bad Macroeconomic Policies Are the Main Threat to World Economic Recovery

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

If the G-20 is going to be nothing more than a talking shop on economic issues, they ought to at least talk about the economic problems that really ma...