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News October 24, 2023

The Wall Street Journal: How the highest bond yields in 16 years could chill the hot U.S. economy

“Wendy Edelberg, a former CBO chief economist, said higher interest expenses will ultimately force policy makers to choose if they will accept higher borrowing…
News August 8, 2023

Bloomberg: What no landing looks like to a Treasury bond investor

"Quote of the week: 'If households were to sustain their current spending trends and increasingly finance spending with borrowing, financial health could deter…
News August 2, 2023

Bloomberg: Americans spending set to slow as income dips below 2019 trend

“Real income growth has slowed to levels below the pre-pandemic trend, according to the report published Tuesday by Wendy Edelberg, director of the Hamilton Pr…
News August 1, 2023

Reuters: Instant view: Fitch downgrades U.S. foreign currency ratings to ‘AA+’ from ‘AAA’

"Wendy Edelberg, Director of The Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution, Washington D.C.: 'I'm surprised by the timing of the downgrade because I don't …
News August 1, 2023

Barron's: Fitch downgrades U.S. long-term foreign currency rating

“The decline in the average could carry some impact if investors or major funds have provisions regarding average ratings, said Wendy Edelberg, a senior fellow…
News July 12, 2023

Financial Times: The new era of big government: Biden rewrites the rules of economic policy

“Wendy Edelberg, director of the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution, says the objective is to engineer a ‘pretty speedy transition’ to electric vehi…
News July 12, 2023

CNN Business: Inflation just fell when rate hikes were paused. So why should the Fed keep hiking?

“They now have in hand evidence of a slowing labor market, a decline in goods prices excluding food and energy, roughly unchanged prices in an important catego…
News July 3, 2023

Financial Times: Millions of US borrowers brace for the return of student debt payments

“Wendy Edelberg, director of the Hamilton Project at the Brookings Institution, said some degree of economic cooling should be welcome, with consumer spending …
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