US Treasury, Congressional Budget Office, IMF Consultant
Contributor's Links: American Enterprise Institute

John H. Makin is Visiting Scholar at The American Enterprise Institute. A former consultant to the U.S. Treasury, the Congressional Budget Office, and the International Monetary Fund, John Makin specializes in international finance and financial markets (stocks, bonds, and currencies including ... more

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The Fed's Dilemma
There is a connection between the necessary, rapid easing of monetary policy by the Fed, and the sharp increase in global food and energy prices that is feeding back onto the United States as a contractionary force by reducing real purchasing power.
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Fiscal Stimulus Package Won't Avert The Recession
A stimulus package like the one under discussion in DC can be expected to provide at best a modest, temporary lift to growth, The actual impact of the current plan will probably be about half what is expected for two reasons.
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C Citigroup Inc.
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EWJ iShares MSCI Japan Index Fund
JPM JPMorgan Chase & Co.
JPP SPDR Russell/Nomura PRIME Japan ETF
JSC SPDR Russell/Nomura Small Cap Japan ETF
QQQ PowerShares QQQ Trust Series 1
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