Simon Johnson on Economic Green Shoots

BY busadmin  August 20, 2009 at 12:00 PM EDT

Editor’s Note: For the next week, we’ll be featuring video conversations here on the Business Desk with one of our favorite economists, Simon Johnson, former chief economist at the IMF, now at the Peterson Institute and MIT, and author of the must-read blog on the global economy, The Baseline Scenario.

Paul recently sat down with Simon to discuss everything from bank bonuses and bamboo shoots to Obama’s regulatory reform proposal and Geithner blowing his top. Today, to kick off the week-long series, Simon weighs in on whether the so-called green shoots of economic revival are for real.