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  1. July 16, 2014

    US recovery could test healthcare gains

    Hopes that the US is finally tackling its most difficult long-term fiscal challenge – the growth in healthcare spending –...

  2. May 12, 2014

    ‘Stress Test’, by Timothy Geithner

    Stress Test: Reflections on Financial Crises , by Timothy Geithner, Random House Business/Crown, RRP£25/$35 If you had taken...

  1. FT Alphaville

    November 25, 2013

    The Closer

    FURTHER FURTHER READING - Miles Kimball and Noah Smith on the battle for the soul of macroeconomics. - The (non)politics of...

  2. FT Alphaville

    October 30, 2013

    Healthcare costs and the debt

    A note from Capital Economics makes a series of points that have been covered in other places but are worth repeating. Most...

  3. Money Supply

    February 6, 2013

    Geithner →→→ CFR

    The initial resting place for Timothy Geithner, who stepped down as Treasury secretary two weeks ago, will be at the Council...

  4. May 22, 2012

    US ‘fiscal cliff’ looms into view

    If you think America’s debt problems have gone away, think again. With US presidential elections just months away, wary...

  5. FT Alphaville

    February 23, 2012

    Further further reading

    For the commute home, - Mario Draghi does not know baseball. (Plus other #DraghiQuotes) - This looks like a very very...

  6. October 25, 2011

    Call for more evidence-based Whitehall policy

    A drive to ensure that scarce public money is spent only on policies that produce measurable results has been launched by...

  7. October 17, 2011

    Correction: Peter Orszag

    ● Peter Orszag, the vice-chairman of global banking at Citi and a former director of the Office of Management and Budget,...

  8. October 13, 2011

    Obama adviser warns over jobs bill bickering

    The US faces the possibility of fresh economic turmoil if politicians cannot agree on the $447bn jobs bill facing Congress,...

  9. August 5, 2011

    US tribes and tribulations

    Has Washington gone mad? Many Americans – and non-Americans – might have wondered this in recent weeks, amid the drama...

  10. June 30, 2011

    Geithner mulls quitting US Treasury

    Tim Geithner is considering leaving his post as US Treasury secretary, but not before the tense negotiations over raising...

  11. June 7, 2011

    Obama looks at extra stimulus

    President Barack Obama said the US would consider extending some of the stimulus measures enacted late last year in the wake...

  12. FT Alphaville

    June 7, 2011

    Obama loses Goolsbee and poll ratings

    The Obama administration is set to lose the last economist on its original team of economic advisers with the departure of...

  13. June 7, 2011

    Leading Obama economic adviser to leave

    Austan Goolsbee, one of President Barack Obama’s closest economic advisers, will leave the administration in the summer to...

  14. FT Alphaville

    April 27, 2011

    Citi plans 500-plus hiring spree

    Citigroup plans to hire more than 500 bankers and traders over the next two years to strengthen its securities business,...

  15. April 26, 2011

    Citigroup plans 500-plus hiring spree

    Citigroup plans to hire more than 500 bankers and traders over the next two years to strengthen its securities business and...

  16. March 8, 2011

    US commerce secretary tapped as China envoy

    Gary Locke has been tapped by the Obama administration to serve as its next top diplomat to China, replacing outgoing...

  17. February 22, 2011

    Gambling is an astonishing way to promote saving

    From Mr Daniel S. Duane. Sir, With folks such as Peter Orszag leading the way with his suggestion that the US promote...

  18. FT Alphaville

    February 17, 2011

    Pink picks

    Comment, analysis and other offerings from Thursday’s FT, Ian Bremmer: J-curve hits the Middle East No one could predict...

  19. February 16, 2011

    Chance can be a better way to save

    In all the recent debate over budget deficits, few people have noticed that America has started saving again. Personal...

  20. January 26, 2011

    Fishy smell of unsustainable US fiscal position

    From Mr Tim Lee. Sir, In response to James Mackintosh’s doubts about the elevated level of share prices, Jeffrey Palma of...

  21. January 26, 2011

    Correlation between potential crises is far more important

    From Mr Nicholas Beale. Sir, Peter Orszag comments (“America must brace for public debt tremors”, January 21) that if 30...

  22. January 21, 2011

    Orszag warns debt could derail US recovery

    The US economic recovery is at risk of being derailed this year by a “homegrown fiscal crisis”, Peter Orszag, former budget...

  23. January 20, 2011

    America must brace itself for turbulence

    America is experiencing the hard slog of recovering from the financial crisis. Prospects have turned more positive over the...

  24. FT Alphaville

    December 10, 2010

    Citi names new global banking vice chairman

    Barack Obama’s former budget director has been appointed by Citigroup as a global banking vice-chairman, Reuters reports....

  25. December 2, 2010

    Orszag close to joining Citigroup

    Citigroup, in which the US government owns an 11 per cent stake, is close to hiring Peter Orszag, the former budget director...

  26. November 22, 2010

    Commission target for US federal spending is ‘arbitrary’

    From Mr Robert Denham. Sir, Clive Crook (“How Obama should curb the deficit”, November 15) should be introduced to Baumol’s...

  27. November 19, 2010

    Lew confirmed as White House budget chief

    The Obama administration received a boost on Thursday night when the Senate confirmed Jack Lew, a state department official...

  28. October 29, 2010

    And the magic word is ...

    What could “reboot” America these days? More stimulus spending? A dose of austerity? Increased quantitative easing (QE2)? Or...

  29. Money Supply

    October 27, 2010

    Orszag: a QE2 sceptic

    Peter Orszag is certainly not worried about ruffling feathers in Washington. Last month, the former budget director under...

  30. September 29, 2010

    Reshuffle in the White House

    The turnover of top White House officials is set to continue with the imminent departure of Rahm Emanuel, President Barack...

  31. September 28, 2010

    Senate Democrats should ditch their leader

    Harry Reid should lose his job. By that, I do not mean as the US senator from Nevada, because his defeat by Sharron Angle,...

  32. September 26, 2010

    Lead from the centre, Mr President

    The Obama administration began with an embarrassment of economic talent, but the surfeit is disappearing. Larry Summers will...

  33. September 22, 2010

    Summers leaves Obama’s team

    Barack Obama’s economics team is in flux. The departure of Lawrence Summers, director of the National Economic Council, will...

  34. September 22, 2010

    Advisers advise but the president must lead

    The most important thing about the departure of Larry Summers as President Barack Obama’s top economic adviser is not why he...

  35. September 22, 2010

    Slow-motion facelift as White House aides move on

    The departure of Larry Summers, top economic adviser to Barack Obama, adds to the sense that the administration is...

  36. Money Supply

    September 21, 2010

    The last days of Summers

    Larry Summers’ days as steward of the Obama administration’s economic policy are numbered. The White House has just released...

  37. September 10, 2010

    Goolsbee to head Obama economic council

    President Barack Obama signalled he would keep faith in his economic team when he elevated Austan Goolsbee, an old friend,...

  38. August 6, 2010

    Focus on Obama’s economic team

    In response to another disappointing jobs report, Christina Romer, the departing chairman of the Council of Economic...

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