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Simon Johnson

Simon Johnson

Writing for PS since 2007
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Simon Johnson, a former chief economist at the International Monetary Fund, is a professor at MIT's Sloan School of Management and a co-chair of the COVID-19 Policy Alliance. He is the co-author, with Jonathan Gruber, of Jump-Starting America: How Breakthrough Science Can Revive Economic Growth and the American Dream and the co-author, with James Kwak, of 13 Bankers: The Wall Street Takeover and The Next Financial Meltdown

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    Is Stagflation Coming?

    Nouriel Roubini

    Lost in the debate over whether today's ultra-loose fiscal and monetary policies will trigger painful inflation is the broader risk posed by potential negative supply shocks. From trade wars and de-globalization to aging populations and populist politics, there is no shortage of inflationary threats on the horizon.

    joins the great inflation debate by highlighting the neglected threat of persistent negative supply shocks.
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    Biden’s Great Tax Rebalancing

    Daron Acemoglu

    US President Joe Biden's plan to overhaul America's outdated and self-defeating corporate-tax structure is as bold as it is necessary. With provisions to level the playing field for workers and end the global race to the bottom, it could revolutionize taxation worldwide, while stemming the increase in US government debt. 

    praises the US administration's corporate tax plan, and explains why its key ingredients matter.
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