Public Debt and Economic Growth: There Is No ‘Tipping Point’

by Markus Eberhardt and Andrea F. Presbitero, Voxeu.org Published at Voxeu.org 17 November 2013 The idea that there is a common tipping point in the relationship between public debt and economic growth is still widespread. However, this is likely due to a misinterpretation of the existing evidence. Once we allow for the relationship between debt …

Reinhart. Rogoff. Wrong.

by Dirk Ehnts, Econoblog101 This is a major scandal of economists finding a result which does not hold under closer scrutiny. Back in 2010, which is just the year that European austerity policies were put into place, the authors published a paper at the National Bureau of Economic Research named Growth in a Time of …