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Blyth testifies on austerity at Senate budget hearing

March 11, 2015 News from Brown

When it comes to the health of the nation’s economy, balancing the budget may not be the best course of action, Eastman Professor of Political Economy Mark Blyth advised a Senate subcommittee today.


Ending the Creditor’s Paradise (by Mark Blyth)

March 5, 2015 Jacobin Magazine

Mark Blyth was presented with the Hans-Matthöfer Prize in Berlin, Germany for the best economics publication in German in 2014, for his book, "Austerity: The History of a Dangerous Idea."


Blyth: One Hundred Years of Austerity

February 13, 2015 Bloomberg Business

Mark Blyth's book on the history of austerity is cited in this article that looks back on some of the notable austerity programs over the past century.


Mark Blyth on Greece (Audio)

February 11, 2015

Mark Blyth, professor of international political economy speaks about Greece on "The Bloomberg Advantage" with Kathleen Hays and Vonnie Quinn.


Boucher reflects on protests in Hong Kong on CNBC.

October 1, 2014

Senior Fellow Richard Boucher, former US ambassador to Cyprus, former assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asia, and former deputy secretary general of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, talks about the impact student protests in Hong Kong will have on the global market.


Blyth in Foreign Affairs: "Rather than trying to spur private-sector spending through asset purchases or interest-rate changes, central banks ... should hand consumers cash directly."

August 19, 2014

Mark Blyth, professor of international political economy, and hedge fund manager Eric Longergan argue that the way to improve the global economy's problem of insufficient spending is not to pump new money into the financial system, but to employ direct money transfers to reduce dependence on the banking system for growth.