As Chief Economist of Moodys Analytics, Mark Zandi directs the companys research and consulting activities. Zandis recent research has studied the determinants of mortgage foreclosure and personal bankruptcy, analyzed the economic impact of various tax and government spending policies, and assessed the appropriate policy response to bubbles in asset markets. Frequently testifying before Congress, Zandi is a trusted adviser to policy makers on topics including the economic outlook, the merits of fiscal stimulus, financial regulatory reform, and foreclosure mitigation. Zandi received his Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania, where he did his research with Gerard Adams and Nobel laureate Lawrence Klein.
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An interview with economist Mark Zandi: why hell argue for the motion, Congress should pass Obamas jobs planpiece by piece, at the Oct. 25 Slate/Intelligence Squared U.S. debate.
President Obamas much-anticipated jobs plan is a laudable effort to support the struggling economy. The plan would go a long way toward stabilizing confidence, forestalling another recession, and jump-starting a self-sustaining economic expansion.
The economy is struggling to avoid recession. The political spectacle over the debt ceiling and Standard & Poors downgrade of Treasury debt have upended the already-fragile collective psyche. Consumers and businesses appear frozen in place. They are not pulling back yet, but to avoid a downturn it is vital for policymakers to act aggressively to stabilize sentiment.
Reuters October 29, 2009
Office of Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA) News Release October 15, 2009
Congressional Testimony by Mark Zandi September 24, 2009
Congressional Testimony by Mark Zandi July 21, 2009
Extend tax cuts for everyone except high-income taxpayers. The economy isnt great, but it is strong enough to handle higher tax rates on the wealthy.
Moodys Analytics U.S. macro forecast.
Income inequality is nothing new in this country. But the disparity between haves and have-nots is widening, and policymakers need to take action. At stake: our long-term economic success.
In 2010 Zandi supported a middle ground that would forestall any tax increases in 2011 and to phase in higher rates on upper-income households in 2012.