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Is a Downgrade Still Justified for the United States?

August 2, 2011

Carmen M. Reinhart says that despite an averted default and pledges to cut spending, the United States' problems are so large that its AAA credit rating remains in doubt.


Book: A Decade of Debt Policy Analyses in International Economics No. 95 September 2011

Op-ed: Deal or No Deal, a US Downgrade Is Deserved Op-ed in the Financial Times
August 1, 2011


Fed Finally Ready to Hike Interest Rates December 14, 2015

Fed Miscommunications October 28, 2015

Federal Reserve in Wait-and-See Mode October 26, 2015

Puerto Rico's Troubles Take It to Uncharted Waters December 4, 2013

Tough Questions Confront Yellen and the Fed November 13, 2013

A Yellen Era at the Fed? October 10, 2013

Why the Fed Decided Not to Taper: Part II September 19, 2013

Why the Fed Decided Not to Taper: Part I September 18, 2013

Emerging Market Turmoil on the Eve of the G-20: Part I August 29, 2013

What Criteria Should Guide Obama in Selecting a New Fed Chair? August 16, 2013