Simon Johnson



Jan 15, 2014
There is a long-standing tradition that a community banker, or someone close to that sector, serves on the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System.


Dec 13, 2013
The Barack Obama administration has indicated that Stanley Fischer is the leading candidate to become vice chairman of the Federal Reserve System. In the initial rush of response, commentators tripped over themselves to praise Fischer.


Dec 9, 2013
In a major speech last week, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew argued that we need to keep pushing forward with financial reform.


Nov 18, 2013
Who was more wrong in the run-up to the financial crisis of 2008: the Federal Reserve or Moody's Investors Service? This isn't an academic question; both organizations are still hugely relevant to shaping the way we see our financial system and the risks it contains.


Nov 8, 2013
The Boston Red Sox have won the World Series three times since 2004. This seems a good time to ask: How many times will they win it all this century?


Oct 23, 2013
A new injustice plagues the land, at least according to people who take the side of JPMorgan Chase & Co. and its chief executive officer, Jamie Dimon, after the bank's tentative agreement to pay a record $13 billion to end civil claims related to its sales of mortgage bonds.


Oct 22, 2013
There continues to be a forceful economic debate about the cost of financial companies that are regarded — by officials and by credit markets — as "too big to fail."


Oct 8, 2013
In any negotiation, it is inadvisable to make threats that aren't credible. Probably the only thing worse is to threaten actions that will end up helping the other side.

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