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Update: More Economists Oppose Trump

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(Nov. 7, 2016) The number of economists having signed a letter opposing the Republican presidential candidate reached 785 the morning before Election Day. Continue reading

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Clinton Economics vs. Trump Economics

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Nov. 4, 2016- [These two pages were written for an OMFIF report released Oct. 28.  They draw on some of my preceding columns.]

If one judges by the two candidates’ economic policy stances, the 2016 US presidential campaign is not quite as much of a departure from the past as it otherwise appears.   Continue reading

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Devaluations are Often Associated with Changes in Government

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(4/16/2015) The possibility of devaluation is apparently an issue in the upcoming Argentine elections.  (The forward rate for next year is about 13 pesos per dollar, which is close to the informal rate and suggests a big  devaluation relative to the current official exchange rate of 8.)   In this connection, an Argentine newspaper has asked me about “Contractionary Currency Crashes,” a paper that I presented as the 5th Mundell-Fleming Lecture of the  IMF’s Annual Research Conference.  Continue reading

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