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Tax cuts or tax increases? Which will move the economy?

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Big Three will get bailout, but times will change

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 4 (UPI) -- The heads of America's Big Three automakers -- General Motors, Ford and Chrysler -- descended on Washington Thursday in a convoy of hybrid and flex-fuel vehicles seeking $34 billion in loans to save the floundering U.S. auto industry. They look certain to get the bailout, but U.S. public opinion, even in the Midwest heartland where the industry is based, remains surprisingly lukewarm, even hostile.

What Congress should do now about gasoline prices

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NICK MOTTERN, UPI Outside View Commentator
Bernanke's tenure measured by March

Bernanke's tenure measured by March

WASHINGTON, May 28 (UPI) -- Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke won over critics with unprecedented policy moves made in March, economists say.

Economists' lump of coal: recession

WASHINGTON, Dec. 25 (UPI) -- Economists predict a U.S. economic recession next year, despite decent consumer spending in the face of credit and housing woes, and high energy prices.

Bush eyes Lawrence Lindsey for Fed post

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) -- The White House has expanded its search for someone to replace the head of the central bank beyond the halls of academe.

For White House, tax cuts remain paramount

WASHINGTON, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- From an ever-growing trade imbalance to a ballooning budget deficit, there is no doubt that there are a number of sizeable risks to the U.S. economy in the year
SHIHOKO GOTO, UPI Senior Business Correspondent

Bottom Line: Fed-less, Treasury-less, $

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- America's dollar continued its slide against currencies and gold this week, the one market vote of no confidence in the wake of President Bush's "51 percent man

The Bear's Lair: Where will we be in 2008?

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Think tanks wrap-up

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- The UPI think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks.

Think tanks wrap-up

WASHINGTON, June 26 (UPI) -- United Press International's think tank wrap-up is a daily digest covering brief opinion pieces, reactions to recent news events and position statements released by various think tanks.

Analysis: Argentina looks to new mission

RIO DE JANEIRO, June 3 (UPI) -- Argentine officials, saying they have met the conditions to warrant it, are looking Monday to the International Monetary Fund to quickly send a negotiating team to Buenos Aires to renew talks on an aid package for the bankrupt nation.
BRADLEY BROOKS, UPI Business Correspondent

Analysis: Japan and Zombie Keynesianism

WASHINGTON, April 9 (UPI) -- Japanese economists appear to have missed the intellectual ferment of the 1970's and 1980's, maybe because they were busy experiencing the bubble economy of the 1990's ten years early. As a result, Keynesian ideas long dead among mainstream Western econom
MARTIN HUTCHINSON, UPI Business and Economics Editor

It's official: US in recession since March

WASHINGTON, Nov. 26 (UPI) -- The U.S. economic engine started sputtering long before the terrorist attacks, the nation's official arbiter of prosperity booms and busts announced Monday.
SHIHOKO GOTO, Senior Business Correspondent
Martin Feldstein
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, left, talks to Martin Feldstein after addressing a luncheon of the American Economic Association in Chicago on January 5, 2007. (UPI Photo/Brian Kersey)

Martin Stuart "Marty" Feldstein (born November 25, 1939) is an economist. He is currently the George F. Baker Professor of Economics at Harvard University, and the president emeritus of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER). He served as President and Chief Executive Officer of the NBER from 1978 through 2008. From 1982 to 1984, Feldstein served as chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and as chief economic advisor to President Ronald Reagan (where his deficit hawk views clashed with Reagan administration economic policies). He has also been a member of the Washington-based financial advisory body the Group of Thirty since 2003.

Feldstein was born in New York City and graduated from South Side High School in Rockville Centre, New York. He completed his undergraduate education at Harvard University (B.A., Summa Cum Laude, 1961) and then attended University of Oxford (B.Litt., 1963; D.Phil., 1967). He was also a Fellow of Nuffield College, Oxford from 1964 to 1967.

In 1977, he received the John Bates Clark Medal of the American Economic Association, a prize awarded every two years to the economist under the age of 40 who is judged to have made the greatest contribution to economic science. He is among the 10 most influential economists in the world according to IDEAS/RePEc. He is the author of more than 300 research articles in economics and is known primarily for his work on macroeconomics and public finance. He has pioneered much of the research on the working mechanism and sustainability of public pension systems. Feldstein is an avid advocate of Social Security reform and has been a main driving force behind former President George W. Bush's initiative of partial privatization of the Social Security system. Aside from his contributions to the field of public sector economics, he has also authored other important macroeconomics papers. One of his more well-known papers in this field was his influential investigation with Charles Horioka of investment behavior in various countries. He and Horioka found that in the long run, capital tends to stay in its home country – that is to say, a nation's savings is used to fund its investment opportunities. This has since been known as the “Feldstein-Horioka puzzle”.

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