Tag Archives: Jeffrey Frankel

Kristin Forbes: Economists must bridge disciplines to find answers to financial crises

In 2009 when my colleagues at the National Bureau of Economic Research and I began planning a conference for a project we’re running on the global financial crisis, we were concerned that the material would no longer be timely when the symposium actually occurred. We needn’t have worried. I’ve just returned from Washington, DC, where […]

Kristin Forbes among five leaders sharing ideas for creating jobs and reforming taxes

From the Boston Globe My top priority if I was in charge: fundamental tax reform for individuals as well as consumers. Get rid of all the numerous deductions, exemptions, and special deals so that you could dramatically lower marginal tax rates while raising as much (if not more) money. This would make our economy more […]