Director, Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy, Brookings institution. Contributing correspondent, The Wall Street Journal

What Would Clintonomics Bring? Breaking Down Hillary Clinton’s Economic Policy.

blogs.wsj.com — David Wessel is director of the Brookings Institution's Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy and a contributing correspondent to The Wall Street Journal. He is on Twitter: @davidmwessel. Policy differences aren't going to decide the presidential election, much to the dismay of think-tank scholars.

A smaller share of Americans owns municipal bonds. Does that matter? | Brookings Institution

brookings.edu — A smaller fraction of Americans owns state and local government bonds today than 25 years ago (2.4% in 2013 vs. 4.6% in 1989), and that ownership is more heavily concentrated among the very rich (t...

Lessons learned from Detroit: A judge’s perspective

brookings.edu — U.S. District Judge Gerald E. Rosen has more experience than most in resolving thorny cases of municipal distress: He was the mediator in the high profile bankruptcy of Detroit. What lessons did he draw from that experience that might apply to future municipal bankruptcies?

Macomb Community College Heeds Call of Global Economy

wsj.com — BERLIN -- James Jacobs's mission is off to a discouraging start. Mr. Jacobs, an associate vice president of Macomb Community College, is itching to pitch his Michigan school to the German management of DaimlerChrysler AG as a supplier of worker training.

Hutchins Roundup: Banks’ home bias, charter schools, and more

brookings.edu — Studies in this week's Hutchins Roundup find that politically connected European banks were more likely to buy government debt of their home country than privately owned banks both before and during the financial crisis, students admitted to charter schools experience substantial achievement gains, and more.

Lessons learned from Detroit: A judge's perspective

brookings.edu — U.S. District Judge Gerald E. Rosen has more experience than most in resolving thorny cases of municipal distress: He was the mediator in the high profile bankruptcy of Detroit. What lessons did he draw from that experience that might apply to future municipal bankruptcies?

How to Right the U.S. ‘Fiscal Ship’? Online Game Players Chart Their Own Course.

blogs.wsj.com — David Wessel is director of the Brookings Institution's Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy and a contributing correspondent to The Wall Street Journal. He is on Twitter: @davidmwessel. Confronted with more than 100 spending and tax options to restrain the rise of the federal debt, Americans who play " The Fiscal Ship " computer game to completion overwhelmingly choose tax increases over spending cuts, the game's creators report.

How to right the U.S. 'Fiscal Ship'? Online game players chart their own course

brookings.edu — The Fiscal Ship, a free game online at www.fiscalship.org, has been played almost 46,000 times since it was launched in late April by the Brookings Institution’s Hutchins Center and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

In wake of 'Brexit,' addressing voter anger with more than lip service

brookings.edu — Proponents of technological progress, globalization, and immigration have long known that what's good for society as a whole is not good for everyone. But they have talked more about compensating the losers than they have acted. Donald Trump gets this.

In Wake of ‘Brexit,’ Addressing Voter Anger With More Than Lip Service

blogs.wsj.com — David Wessel is director of the Brookings Institution's Hutchins Center on Fiscal & Monetary Policy and a contributing correspondent to The Wall Street Journal. He is on Twitter: @davidmwessel. Amid all the turmoil in global financial markets and political upheaval in the U.K.
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