Scholarly Comments on Academic Economics

Volume 9, Issue 1, January 2012

In this issue:

U.S. Sovereign Debt Crisis: Tipping-​Point Scenarios and Crash Dynamics

A symposium co-organized by EJW and the Mercatus Center at George Mason University

Why the symposium?
A prologue by Tyler Cowen
Jeffrey Rogers Hummel:
Some Possible Consequences of a U.S. Government Default
Garett Jones:
The Bond Market Wins
Arnold Kling:
How a Default Might Play Out
Joseph Minarik:
Courting an Avoidable Financial Crisis
Peter Wallison:
How and Why a U.S. Sovereign Debt Crisis Could Occur

Symposium material available at the Mercatus Center website:

Other paper:

Steven D. Mullins:
The Unemployment Impact of the 2008 Extension of Unemployment Insurance: As High as Robert Barro Suggested?

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Call for Papers:

EJW fosters open exchange. We welcome proposals and submissions of diverse viewpoints.

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