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Hit #2. Research on the unemployment crisis also makes The Globalist Top Ten

The articleThe Global Unemployment Crisis: Costs, Causes, Cures  made it in the Globalist Research Center’s Top Ten Feautures of 2010. Also, see the full report on the unemployment crisis.

The articleThe Global Unemployment Crisis: Costs, Causes, Cures  made it in the Globalist Research Center’s Top Ten Feautures of 2010. Also, see the full report on the unemployment crisis.

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Posted by at 1:39 AM

Labels: Unemployment

Interview with Joe Stiglitz makes The Globalist’s Top Ten Features

Stiglitz predicts a financial crisis in five years. All the more reason to enjoy the moment. Merry X’Mas and a Happy New Year. Back in 2011.

Stiglitz predicts a financial crisis in five years. All the more reason to enjoy the moment. Merry X’Mas and a Happy New Year. Back in 2011.

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Nobel-worthy

Avinash Dixit, who many consider deserving of the Economics Nobel Prize, was profiled in an IMF publication. See other IMF profiles of famous economists , including one of Nobel Prize-winner Joseph Stiglitz and an interview with him called “The Vindication of Joe Stiglitz”.

Avinash Dixit, who many consider deserving of the Economics Nobel Prize, was profiled in an IMF publication. See other IMF profiles of famous economists , including one of Nobel Prize-winner Joseph Stiglitz and an interview with him called “The Vindication of Joe Stiglitz”.

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China: Property Bubble in the Making?

Ashvin Ahuja, an economist with the IMF, has made a study of property prices in China. Follow the link to compare China’s housing market with others around the globe.

Hong Kong


Ashvin Ahuja, an economist with the IMF, has made a study of property prices in China. Follow the link to compare China’s housing market with others around the globe.

Hong Kong

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Posted by at 4:06 AM

Labels: Housing

Whether Cyclical or Structural, Unemployment is a Human Tragedy

Is the increase in unemployment cyclical or structural? In an article released today by the IMF, Mai Dao and I summarize some new evidence on this topic. A recovery in output, using monetary and fiscal policy tools, takes too long to lift the boats of the long-term unemployed, and even then does not give them much of a lift. But whether it’s cyclical or structural, unemployment takes a severe human toll and merits a decisive policy response, as we discuss in the article. A longer version is available here.

Prakash Loungani and Mai Dao

Is the increase in unemployment cyclical or structural? In an article released today by the IMF, Mai Dao and I summarize some new evidence on this topic. A recovery in output, using monetary and fiscal policy tools, takes too long to lift the boats of the long-term unemployed, and even then does not give them much of a lift. But whether it’s cyclical or structural, unemployment takes a severe human toll and merits a decisive policy response,

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Posted by at 11:07 PM

Labels: Unemployment

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