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Outlook for 2012

The New York Times published an excellent article on December 31 that gathers viewpoints from six leading economists on the economic outlook for 2012. Check it out here.

N. Gregory Mankiw wants the Federal Open Market Committee to offer even more clarity about its contingency plans.

Christina D. Romer calls for action to combat our unsustainable long-run budget deficit and persistent high unemployment.

Tyler Cowen forecasts that Europe won’t get out of its mess anytime soon and not without more pain.

Robert H. Frank discusses his “toil index” and growing income inequality.

Robert J. Schiller calls for a tax credit to fix our housing crisis.

Richard H. Thaler wants to nudge employers to make getting healthy easier and, in turn, to combat our health care spending crisis.

Posted 1/24/12 9:55am ET in Economy