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  • October 19, 2011  

    Goldman Sachs announced a $428 million quarterly loss Tuesday, just its second loss since going public in 1999. Jeffrey Brown discusses the state, the future and regulation of large American banks with banking industry consultant Bert Ely and Simon Johnson, former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund. Continue reading

  • October 7, 2011  

    The latest unemployment figures out Friday reinforce the notion that the U.S. economy remains weak when compared to recoveries of the past. As part of his reporting on Making Sen$e of financial news, Paul Solman visits with economist Simon Johnson for a checkup on what shape the economic recovery is taking. Continue reading

  • September 12, 2011  

    Bank of America, the nation’s largest lender, announced plans to shrink the company by 30,000 people over the next two years. Judy Woodruff discusses Banks of America’s troubles and the growing concerns over interconnected global financial problems with banking expert Bert Ely and Simon Johnson, former IMF chief economist. Continue reading

  • August 16, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    With the eurozone in such obvious economic turmoil, we turn to former chief IMF economist and longtime friend and favorite of Making Sen$e, Simon Johnson (Peterson Institute, MIT). We asked him a series of pressing questions: Paul Solman: Is the … Continue reading

  • August 16, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    With the eurozone in such obvious economic turmoil, we turn to former chief IMF economist and longtime friend and favorite of Making Sen$e, Simon Johnson (Peterson Institute, MIT). We asked him a series of pressing questions: Paul Solman: Is the … Continue reading

  • June 30, 2011  

    Greek Parliament passed a bill to implement a new austerity plan Thursday, and Britain was in the throes of a national civil servant strike. Margaret Warner discusses whether austerity measures will likely help those countries with MIT’s Simon Johnson and Mark Weisbort of the Center of Economic Policy and Research. Continue reading

  • April 1, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Today we initiate “Weekonomics,” a Friday roundup of the week’s economics news. No fooling. Simon Johnson starts us off with “lightning round” answers to questions on the banks, Europe, Japan and, because the monthly jobs data came out this morning, … Continue reading

  • April 1, 2011   BY Paul Solman  

    Today we initiate “Weekonomics,” a Friday roundup of the week’s economics news. No fooling. Simon Johnson starts us off with “lightning round” answers to questions on the banks, Europe, Japan and, because the monthly jobs data came out this morning, … Continue reading

  • May 13, 2010  

    In his ongoing series of reports making sense of the financial system, Paul Solman talks to author and MIT economics professor Simon Johnson about how President Obama’s attempts to regulate financial firms compare to reform campaigns of past presidents. Continue reading

  • August 27, 2009   BY busadmin 

    Editor’s note: Next month, on September 24 and 25, world leaders will convene in Pittsburgh for the annual G20 summit. Atop the agenda: how to get the world economy firmly on the path to recovery. In today’s video conversation, economist … Continue reading

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