reinhart rogoff austerity research errors

Ironically, Rogoff was sitting on the Davos panel that called for more government spending. The group offered some practical
This article discusses a simmering feud among five of the most prominent economists in the world (two of them Nobel Laureates).
In the latest episode of the economic theory that refuses to die, the Bank for International Settlements, which is basically
Having a public spat with your colleagues and former classmates over the best way to fix the global economy can be “very
Show Rosen how Europe's unemployment has soared to a record-high 12.2 percent, with youth unemployment up to a soul-crushing
In a post at Quartz, University of Michigan economics professor Miles Kimball and University of Michigan undergraduate student Yichuan Wang write that they have crunched Reinhart and Rogoff's data and found "not even a shred of evidence" that high debt levels lead to slower economic growth.
In a post at Quartz, University of Michigan economics professor Miles Kimball and University of Michigan undergraduate student
The story of the Reinhart-Rogoff error tells us a great deal about how the elites use economists and the prestige of the economics profession in order to impose their will on the public.
Meow, tell us how you really feel, Ken Rogoff! But seriously, Rogoff is once again pedaling feverishly away from the austerity
The research discrediting the Reinhart-Rogoff study is upending the economic policy discussion everywhere. Everywhere, apparently, except for HBO's new series Vice.
Hubbard and Kane try to distance themselves from the cottage industry of doom-mongering that helps keep Glenn Beck in krugerrands
The extrapolation from past experience to future outlook is always deeply problematic and needs to be done with great care
So how can non-experts and policy makers separate the useful research from the dross? Allow us to offer six rules. 4. Don’t
Rather than suggesting that it might be okay to increase crisis-response spending temporarily, they allow only that spending
The controversy continues to simmer around the Reinhart-Rogoff paper. The re-examination should go a step deeper and ask why anyone ever took their argument seriously in the first place. It's not just the arithmetic on debt-to-GDP ratios that tripped up Reinhart and Rogoff.
Despite the errors in their research, Reinhart and Rogoff claim their main point -- that too much debt is bad -- still stands
While eyes around the globe were fixed on Watertown and dope loving Dzhokhar, in the Economics world, blogs were ablaze with
Forget about Reinhart and Rogoff, and whether they're right or wrong about the horrors of too much government debt. The bond
When a Laney Walker supermarket closed in Georgia, the store had arranged for a local church to pick up all of the store's food to give to the poor. But when the church never came by, the food was unloaded into the parking lot where hungry people gathered to take it back home to their families.
Reinhart and Rogoff and their paper are part of the problem and if they want to do the world a favor they should try to become part of the solution. Unfortunately, that's not the tack they take in this morning's New York Times.