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January 9, 2008

Financial Markets
Read Rogoff and Reinhart

Let me second Martin Wolf. Ken Rogoff and Carmen Reinhart’s recent paper is brilliant. They also have mastered the art of saying a lot in a little space. There is no excuse not to read it in full. Ro…

May 2, 2013

Rogoff and Reinhart on Austerity

Ken Rogoff and Carmen Reinhart (R&R) have a good piece in the Financial Times today, "Austerity is not the only answer to a debt problem." This, along with other pieces (for example, here and here), …

September 9, 2015

Kenneth Rogoff Joins CFR as Senior Fellow for Economics

Kenneth S. Rogoff, a Harvard University professor and former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, will contribute his expertise to the Council on Foreign Relations as a senior fellow f…

August 30, 2016

Monetary Policy
The Curse of Cash

The world is drowning in cash, and it is making us poorer and less safe. Kenneth S. Rogoff makes the case for getting rid of most paper money.

June 8, 2008

Financial Markets
Ken Rogoff is also confused by the US policy towards dollar pegs

It is nice to be in good company. Ken Rogoff is as confused by US policy toward dollar pegs as I am. Rogoff: Does it make sense for the United States Treasury Secretary, Hank Paulson, to be tourin…

September 5, 2006

Can the G-7 (and the IMF) match Ken Rogoff?

I quite liked Ken Rogoff’s policy prescriptions for global rebalancing.  Specifically, I thought Rogoff got two key things right. First, He recognizes that Europe already is contributing …

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September 9, 2011

Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff’s "This Time is Different" Wins CFR’s 2011 Arthur Ross Book Award

This Time is Different: Eight Centuries of Financial Folly (Princeton University Press), by Carmen M. Reinhart and Kenneth S. Rogoff, has won CFR’s tenth annual Arthur Ross Book Award for the best bo…

April 30, 2013

Fiscal Revisionism

Following the controversy sparked by errors found in Harvard professors Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff’s This Time is Different that has played a central role in supporting austerity policies in the …

May 20, 2013

U.S. Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) speaks in front of the "national debt clock" in New Hampshire, September 2012 (Brian Snyder/Courtesy Reuters.) Learning About Growth from Austerity

MILAN – In a recent set of studies, Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff used a vast array of historical data to show that the accumulation of high levels of public (and private) debt relative to GDP h…