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News May 20, 2023

The Wall Street Journal: Debt-ceiling standoff could start a recession, but default would be worse

“If no deal is reached and the government can’t pay all its bills for days or weeks, repercussions would be enormous. ’There would be chaos in the global finan…
News May 18, 2023

PBS NewsHour: Economic experts on what could happen if Congress fails to raise debt ceiling

“I asked Wendy Edelberg, former chief economist of the Congressional Budget Office, what are your odds as to whether or not this is resolved before zero hour? …
Commentary May 17, 2023

Wendy Edelberg Testifies on How a US Default Crisis Harms American Families and Businesses

THP Director Wendy Edelberg testified before the U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee in a hearing titled “Counting the Costs: How a U.S. Default Crisis Harm…
News May 12, 2023

NPR All Things Considered: ‘Full faith and credit’ means loaning money to U.S. is a safe bet

“Brookings Institution senior economics fellow Wendy Edelberg explains what ‘full faith and credit’ means in relation to the debt ceiling.”
News May 12, 2023

States Newsroom: Fast federal response to pandemic key to US economic recovery, economists say

“ said a ‘no-brainer’ in every recession is making sure that unemployment insurance and SNAP, and Medicaid are working swiftly and covering as many people as t…
News May 11, 2023

NBC News: Covid transformed the U.S. labor market, and it isn’t done yet

“‘Spending is back, demand for labor is back, but we have a smaller labor force,’ said Wendy Edelberg, director of the Hamilton Project and a senior fellow at …
News May 10, 2023

The Indicator from NPR’s Planet Money: Congress could do more to fight inflation

“Wendy Edelberg is the director of The Hamilton Project and a senior fellow in Economic Studies at the Brookings Institution. She says just as a fire crew has …
News May 8, 2023

CNN: If US defaults on its debt, Treasury would have to decide how to pay the bills

“It shouldn’t be up to Treasury which bills to pay when, said Wendy Edelberg, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. ‘They don’t have that authority, an…
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