How three central bankers made today's world in three days

Apr 3, 2013

How three central bankers made today's world in three days

The BlackBerrys all started buzzing, just before dinner was to begin at the Palacio da Bacalhoa, a 15th-century estate outside Lisbon. The 21 men and one woman charged with charting the course of Europe’s economy looked down to find startling news that evening of ...

Feb 26, 2013

Is the U.S. near a tipping point for government debt?

How much debt can America handle? The question is one of the most fundamental the nation faces, and the answer should determine how the United States handles the delicate task of reducing budget deficits without walloping economic growth. A new paper argues that the ...

2013: Beginning of the U.S. economic recovery?

Dec 31, 2012

2013: Beginning of the U.S. economic recovery?

There is good reason to think that 2013 will finally be the year that the U.S. economic recovery really feels like a recovery: The biggest forces that have been holding the economy back finally seem to be subsiding. There is a risk, of course, ...

'Fiscal cliff' deal could carry long-term risks for economy

| Dec 20, 2012

'Fiscal cliff' deal could carry long-term risks for economy

Now that’s what a negotiation looks like. Up to this point, the talks between the White House and Congressional Republicans over resolving the “fiscal cliff” have been — as far as the public could see, anyway — exercises in strategic bluster. But now there ...