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Prove Me Wrong: The Immorality and Failure of Austerity
Where Jon admits to getting his sources from non-reputable sources (likely movie stars and linguists).
sidebar  capitalism  IMF  jon  discussions 
january 2012 by HispanicPundit
Economics One: Argentina in December 2001 versus Europe in December 2011
In my view the reason for this remarkable difference is that the IMF and the international policy community was clear (at least following an increase in loans in August 2001) that the bailouts of Argentina would stop, making a debt restructuring inevitable or at least more predictable than the surprise withdrawal of support for Russia in 1998 which caused the contagion then. Contagion is not automatic if the policy is clear and predictable.
IMF  sidebar  taylor  history  deficits  argentina 
january 2012 by HispanicPundit
The Price of Argentina's Default - Megan McArdle - Business - The Atlantic
Note that this implies a totally different solution to the problem of "non-emergent ER visits": urgent care or "Minute Clinics" that work odd hours.  Otherwise, you just cram even more people into the same ER space*.  It is easy to come up with "Just So" stories in health care. The reforms always sound wonderful, and the benefits always unfold in a beautifully logical way.  Unfortunately, people, and reality, are rarely as predictable as the models.
argentina  imf  latinamerica  krugman  baker  mcardle  sidebar 
october 2011 by HispanicPundit
End the IMF?, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
On the one hand, when Bretton Woods collapsed, the IMF's reason for being disappeared. On the other hand, it is an international agency staffed by elite policy experts, so it must be doing good and important work, right?
imf  phelps  Kling  sidebar  brentonwoods 
july 2011 by HispanicPundit
For Mexicans Looking North, a New Calculus Favors Home - Interactive Feature - NYTimes.com
The extraordinary Mexican migration that delivered millions of illegal immigrants to the United States over the past 30 years has sputtered to a trickle, and research points to a surprising cause: unheralded changes in Mexico that have made staying home more attractive.

A growing body of evidence suggests that a mix of developments — expanding economic and educational opportunities, rising border crime and shrinking families — are suppressing illegal traffic as much as economic slowdowns or immigrant crackdowns in the United States.
mexico  immigration  imf  wages  newyorktimes  sidebar 
july 2011 by HispanicPundit
Marginal Revolution: China fact and sentence of the day
China has lent more money to other developing countries over the past two years than the World Bank, a stark indication of the scale of Beijing’s economic reach and its drive to secure natural resources.
china  IMF  cowen  sidebar 
january 2011 by HispanicPundit
China’s Economic Milestone, Footnoted - Economix Blog - NYTimes.com
"China’s gross domestic product is so large primarily because its population is so gigantic. In terms of per-capita G.D.P., however, China’s economy is still significantly smaller than Japan’s.

In fact, on this output measure, China is still behind Albania and a hundred other countries, according to estimates from the International Monetary Fund."
china  poverty  gdp  IMF  economix  sidebar 
august 2010 by HispanicPundit
Economics One: The Administration and the IMF on the Multiplier
"In a soon to be published paper, several economists at the International Monetary Fund report estimates of government spending multipliers which are much smaller than those previously reported by the U.S. Administration"
fiscalStimulus09  imf  taylor  ObamaFailures  sidebar 
may 2010 by HispanicPundit
Better Regulation Fails To Strengthen Banks, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty
"That is the conclusion of Asli Demirgüç-Kunt and Enrica Detragiache, two economists with the International Monetary Fund."
regulations  loans  financialRegulation  financialcrisis  imf  kling  sidebar 
may 2010 by HispanicPundit
Yes, It Is Possible to Cut Deficits « Donald Marron
"history provides numerous examples of developed economies that have successfully undertaken major fiscal adjustments. Indeed, the IMF finds 30 instances during the past three decades in which countries made adjustments of at least 5% of GDP, and nine cases in which the adjustments were even larger than the IMF currently prescribes for the United States"
deficits  budget  europe  imf  marron  sidebar 
december 2009 by HispanicPundit

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