Category: Cornel Ban

The IMF’s perestroika moment

December 17th, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Cornel Ban, Kevin Gallagher, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, Washington Post 0 comments

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By Cornel Ban, College of Arts & Sciences and
Kevin Gallagher, College of Arts & Sciences

The economic crisis that struck in 2008 challenged many myths. One of them is the myth of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as a global agent of economic orthodoxy…

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What We Fail To Talk About When We Talk About The Reinhart-Rogoff Austerity Debacle

June 19th, 2013 in 2013, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Cornel Ban, Newsmakers, OP-EDs by BU Professors, WBUR 0 comments

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Co-written by Cornel Ban, College of Arts & Sciences

This spring, an unusual David and Goliath battle played out in the field of economics: A graduate student from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst discovered important flaws in an influential paper written by Harvard economists Carmen Reinhart and Kenneth Rogoff…

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EU Austerity Measures: Why The Nobel Peace Prize Matters

October 18th, 2012 in 2012, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Cornel Ban, Newsmakers, Vivien Schmidt, WBUR 0 comments

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By Vivien Schmidt, College of Arts & Sciences and
Cornel Ban, College of Arts & Sciences

In receiving the Nobel Peace Prize, the leaders of the European Union should not only take a moment to feel justifiable pride in the recognition of the EU’s past accomplishments, but they should also take a moment to reflect on what they’re doing today in the midst of the Eurozone crisis that may undermine that very achievement…

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