The Rosenberg Institute for Global Finance at the International Business School hosted Bob Pozen for its Fall Economic Outlook talk.

photo of Robert Pozen

Pozen giving his talk at the International Business School. Photo by Sharona Jacobs

The talk included an interesting take on the politics of the ‘fiscal cliff’: Going off the cliff will allow the Dems to increase spending (since the cliff involves spending cuts) and will allow the Reps to cut taxes (since the cliff involves tax hikes)… a win-win? Not really since uncertainty now is killing the economy.Pozen also presented an exercise on alternative indexation of social security benefits (wages vs prices).  It was a powerful example of the magic of compounding!

Submitted by Catherine Mann, Barbara and Richard M. Rosenberg Professor of Global Finance, International Business School.


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