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  • Former U.S. Officials Urge Congress to Pass IMF Provision

    A coalition of former U.S. government officials urged Congress to approve a measure doubling the International Monetary Fund’s resources, which the Senate may include in an aid package for Ukraine.

  • Bernanke Took Charge as Fed Awoke to Need for War on 2008 Crisis

    In December 2008, Ben S. Bernanke, the self-effacing chairman of the Federal Reserve, declared war against a cascading recession that the Fed was late to see coming and took charge as general.

  • Rogoff Says Equity Markets Rally Not Out of Character

    Europe’s stock market rally isn’t unusual even amid caution over the robustness of the region’s economy, said Harvard University Professor Kenneth Rogoff.

  • Bernanke Memorable Moments From AIG Anger to Dimon Encounter

    Intellectually, Ben S. Bernanke was prepared to tackle the gravest economic crisis since the 1930s as chairman of the Federal Reserve. A Princeton University economics professor, he was an expert on the causes of the Great Depression. He was a practitioner as well as economic historian, serving on the Fed’s Board of Governors and as chairman of President George W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers. Yet in other ways, from dealings with reporters to bankers and members of Congress, there was little that could have prepared Bernanke for the challenges to come. Here are some highlights of his eight-year term, which ends tomorrow:

  • Global Factory Growth Diverges From Europe to China: Economy

    Euro-area factory output expanded faster than economists forecast in January and a gauge in China signaled a surprise drop in manufacturing, highlighting the uneven nature of the global recovery.

  • Worst of Euro Crisis Ended in Poll With 57% Optimistic

    The worst of Europe’s debt crisis is over in the eyes of most international investors, a shift in sentiment reflected by increased demand for the region’s financial assets.

  • Reinhart-Rogoff Uproar Settles Nothing

    By now, you’re probably tired of all the back-and-forth on Reinhart and Rogoff. That would be Harvard University’s Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff, the economists who co-authored the 2009 best-seller, “This Time Is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly,” and who are now on the firing line because of minor data errors in a 2010 working paper.

  • Refereeing Reinhart-Rogoff Debate

    The discovery of an error in an influential research paper by Harvard University economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff has sparked an academic firestorm. It’s time to sort through the wreckage.

  • Reinhart-Rogoff Find Hangovers in Bank Crises: Cutting Research

    It takes eight years on average for economies to regain the level of income lost in a banking crisis, and the U.S. and Germany are alone among 12 in having already done so since the 2008 turmoil, according to Harvard University professors Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff.

  • Rogoff Says France Key to Political Union Needed to Solve Crisis

    France needs an economic overhaul to revive growth and help underpin the political union required to stabilize the euro area, Harvard economist Kenneth Rogoff said.

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