Economy

IMF World Economic Outlook

The IMF has recently released its monthly World Economic Outlook, the IMF’s premier publication on the state and health of both the global...

Point-Counterpoint: When should we start caring about debt?

On the heels of yesterday’s debate in the LA Times, Maya MacGuineas participates in a point-counterpoint today with Dean Baker from Center for...

September Unemployment Rate and Uncertain Outlook

To those watching the economy as it enters into positive territory and the financial markets as they seemed to be getting into gear again, today...

G-20 Summit's Fiscal and Financial News

It would be easy to dismiss the recent G-20 Summit in Pittsburgh as just more political babble, more empty business as usual just among more...

The G-20 Summit and Beyond

As the G-20 Summit gets underway in Pittsburgh, what should we hope to hear from the G-20 leaders?That they are prepared to continue supporting...

Fed's Monetary Policy Committee Sees Improvement; Policies Stay Unchanged

Following its two day meeting yesterday and today, the Fed’s monetary policy setting body (the Federal Open Market Committee or FOMC) released...

Fiscal Roadmap: "Deficit Reduction: Lessons From Around the World"

The U.S. economy appears to be gradually recovering, and positive growth is expected now and for the rest of the year. Looking ahead, however, U.S....

Can Deficits Fix the Economy?

By Maya MacGuineasLast night I attended a curtain raiser dinner for today’s Dealing with America’s Debt Overhang event, hosted by New...

Fiscal Failures Hurt U.S. Competitiveness

UPDATE: See New American Contract's response to our post. They argue there may be trade-offs between improving the fiscal situation and strengthening...

The Economy: Expectations and Reality Check

August 14 - Real GDP fell by 6.4 percent and then 1.0 percent in the first two quarters of the year. As of the second quarter, real growth was 4...

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