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Why Do Governments Have So Much Difficulty Dealing With Troubled Banks?
Why Do Governments Have So Much Difficulty Dealing With Troubled Banks?
The latest spate of banking problems in Italy highlights the rather remarkable truth that governments have enormous difficulties dealing with banking crises. This situation prevails despite decades of experience on what not to do and what works in terms of bailouts.
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The Long and the Short of It: Dilemmas for U.S. Growth
The Long and the Short of It: Dilemmas for U.S. Growth
Alan Blinder at a recent LEAD Conference at Georgetown University said that the U.S. report card should be marked, “needs improvement,” next to both “growth” and “sharing of income gains.” In what he calls “a horribly muddled debate,” Blinder reminds us that growth is demand-driven in the short run and supply-driven in the long run.
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Poor Civics, Bad Economics and Worse Outcomes
Poor Civics, Bad Economics and Worse Outcomes
The plight of the U.S. economy has been variously described as a consequence of prolonged over spending and under saving, poorly conducted monetary policy and abysmal regulation, or increasing entitlements combined with tax avoidance. There is truth in each of these criticisms, and yet, the economic challenges facing the world’s largest economy are eminently solvable.
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Annual Report FY2012
Annual Report FY2012
The Annual Report provides a retrospective of the Growth Dialogueue's events and activities for the period of June 2011 - June 2012.
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Europe’s Avoidable Policy Mistakes:  Learning from Experience
Europe’s Avoidable Policy Mistakes: Learning from Experience
One cannot help but wonder whether Europe’s policymakers have internalized any of the lessons from developing and emerging economies that have faced macro-financial difficulties in the past. If they had learned some of these valuable lessons, the cost of the current bailout of EU members and the likely duration of the associated economic and political pain could have been shortened.
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