I would extend the tax cuts for everyone, at least in 2011. I wouldn't raise the taxes next year when the recovery is so fragileTax cut debate has pundits busy Sep 02, 2010
Nor do I think households are going to be interested in taking on a lot of debtEconomic Outlook: Neither a lender nor ... Aug 15, 2011
Significant government spending restraint is vital, but given the still halting economic recovery, it would be counterproductive for that restraint to begin until the economy is creating enough jobs to bring down the still very high unemployment rateEconomist: GOP plan would cost 700K jobs Feb 28, 2011
No form of fiscal stimulus has proved more effective during the past two years than emergency UI benefits, providing a bank for the buck of $1.61 -- that is, for every $1 in UI benefits, gross domestic product is increased by an estimated $1.61Pelosi lobbies for benefits extension Jul 07, 2010
I think if the tax cuts expire for everybody, then we'll be back in recession, no doubtTax cut debate has pundits busy Sep 02, 2010
Mark Zandi is an American economist and co-founder of Moody's Economy.com, a widely-cited source of economic analysis.. Moody's Economy.com is part of Moody's Analytics. Prior to founding Economy.com, Zandi was a regional economist at Chase Econometrics.
He was born in Atlanta, Georgia of Iranian descent and grew up in Radnor, Pennsylvania. He attended Upper Merion High School where he earned his diploma. Zandi received B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in economics from the University of Pennsylvania. His surname of "Zandi" comes from the Zand dynasty (formally known as the Zandieh dynasty), which ruled southern and south-central Iran (1750–1794) in the eighteenth century.
Zandi's analysis of the impact of an economic stimulus package on the United States economy was cited by Christina Romer and Jared Bernstein in their report on President Barack Obama's proposed American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan. Zandi uses old-style Keynesian models in the spirit of Nobel Prize winner Lawrence Klein. The utility of such models to gauge the impact of fiscal stimulus has been questioned by Harvard economist Robert J. Barro.