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Gloom & Doom … or Boom? The Movie

Here’s the video from a talk at the IMF at which economists Nouriel Roubini (a.k.a. Dr. Doom) and Mark Zandi were pessimistic about the near-term economic outlook but split on how things might look a couple of years from now. Zandi said we might get 5% growth in the US in 2012.

Here’s the video from a talk at the IMF at which economists Nouriel Roubini (a.k.a. Dr. Doom) and Mark Zandi were pessimistic about the near-term economic outlook but split on how things might look a couple of years from now. Zandi said we might get 5% growth in the US in 2012. Read the full article…

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Labels: Events, Profiles of Economists

The Unemployment Crisis: Costs, Causes, Cures

  • Is the recent increase in unemployment cyclical or structural?
  • Is there is a link between inequality, over-borrowing and financial crises?

My article in The Globalist discusses these issues, among others. The article provides a summary of an October 22 workshop on “The Unemployment Crisis: Costs, Causes, Cures” held at the IMF; the PowerPoint presentations from the workshop are available here. And here’s a link to the final version of my IMF Staff Position Note on “The Human Cost of Unemployment: Assessing It, Reducing It” (with Mai Dao). Three links and I’m out. 

  • Is the recent increase in unemployment cyclical or structural?

  • Is there is a link between inequality, over-borrowing and financial crises?

My article in The Globalist discusses these issues, among others. The article provides a summary of an October 22 workshop on “The Unemployment Crisis: Costs, Causes, Cures” held at the IMF; the PowerPoint presentations from the workshop are available here. And here’s a link to the final version of my IMF Staff Position Note on “The Human Cost of Unemployment: Assessing It, Read the full article…

Posted by at 2:09 PM

Labels: Unemployment

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