Latest Posts: Simon Johnson

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    Lessons from the past for America's new central bank chief

    The drafters of the United States Constitution had to make a fundamental choice: Should they concentrate power in the… more

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    Who's afraid of banking reform?

    Nearly five years after the worst financial crisis since the 1930’s, and three years after the enactment of the… more

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    Why is Germany bringing home its gold?

    Simon Johnson, professor at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, explains why Germany’s fascination with gold is a… more

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    America’s fiscal cliff dwellers

    WASHINGTON, DC – In early 2012, Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke used the term “fiscal cliff” to grab the… more

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    Have America's largest financial institutions become too big?

    Simon Johnson, a former chief economist of the IMF, is co-founder of a leading economics blog, The Baseline Scenario… more