Thomas Piketty: Pinko or Prophet?
The obscure French economist’s call for large-scale wealth redistribution, and challenges to his data, have not stopped his book from topping the bestseller charts.
Time to Lighten Up on Stocks?
The hotter today’s market gets, the more likely investors are to get burned, experts and indicators say.
Reinhart, Rogoff to Krugman: Stop Scapegoating Us
Carmen Reinhart and Ken Rogoff sent Paul Krugman a letter over the weekend decrying what they called his “spectacularly uncivil behavior.”
15 Best Finance Tweets of the Month: April
While gold plunged in April and Bitcoin took a wild ride, Sallie Krawcheck threw a punch in the battle of the sexes and Bill Gross opined on the pomp and pageantry of stock trading.
Freakonomics’ Levitt Addresses Reinhart-Rogoff Mistake at Envestnet Summit
Steven Levitt said of the mistake in the widely cited work, “I’m incredibly suspicious of academics in policy decision-making.”
Conservative Economist: Deficit Cutting Has Gone ‘Far Enough’
American Enterprise Institute budget expert John Makin argues that the U.S. is now—thanks to the sequester—on a sustainable fiscal path.
Reinhart and Rogoff Fight Back
Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff, in response to a trio of researchers assailing their work, vigorously defended their seminal 2010 study.
Oops! Reinhart-Rogoff Research Tripped Up by Typo
A simple Excel spreadsheet error punches a hole in a highly cited economic paper by Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff that has been used to bolster policies favoring restraint in government spending.
Rogoff and Reinhart’s Mountain of Debt Warning Catches Fire
As market talk focuses on the dangers of the U.S. fiscal cliff, Kenneth Rogoff and Carmen Reinhart’s debt theory is catching fire with the nation’s investment strategists.
Reinhart and Rogoff Rebuke Romney Economic Advisers
Reinhart and Rogoff, economic historians famous for their book, "This Time Is Different," criticized economists advising the Romney campaign who misused their findings from their book on the recent economic recovery.