Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs
The recession the United Kingdom experienced in 2010-2011 suggests that the United States' decision to increase government spending was the correct course of action, economist Menzie Chinn suggests in the spring La Follette Policy Report.
Tuesday, 09 August 2011 06:07

Chinn offers insight on nation's debt

In a New York Times op-ed, professor Menzie Chinn offers his take on the downgrading of America's credit rating --and what is at stake if it stays that way.

The world’s largest financial newspaper, The Nihon Keizai Shimbun, published an op-ed by La Follette School Professor Menzie Chinn about the causes and possible global impact of the US dollar’s growing strength.

Monday, 19 September 2011 09:26

Chinn publishes book on U.S. financial crisis

In the summer of 2007, La Follette School economist Menzie Chinn was among those who started to think something was amiss with the U.S. economy. He and Harvard University political scientist Jeffry Frieden started emailing each other in an effort to make sense of why the financial boom had fizzled. Their exchanges became the basis of a new book.
Friday, 15 June 2012 06:29

Chinn shares expertise

Economist Menzie Chinn participated in the June 8 Congressional Budget Office Panel of Economic Advisers meeting, one of several meetings at which he will share his expertise.
Wednesday, 26 October 2011 11:28

Chinn shares expertise in presentations, media

Economist Menzie Chinn is spending his sabbatical this fall attending conferences, discussing his new book and serving on the Congressional Budget Office's Panel of Economic Advisers.

Economist Menzie Chinn commented in the August 24 Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel on China’s stock market and relations with the United States. He notes that in times of economic instability, calls by presidential candidates for sanctions on China are likely to counterproductive, leading to more global financial turmoil.

From “Brexit” to U.S. presidential candidates talking about immigration, from the latest job reports to the latest dip in oil prices, every event that makes the headlines carries an economic impact, and a blog co-authored by a UW-Madison professor analyzes and contextualizes these newsworthy happenings.

Monday, 27 February 2017 08:24

Chinn tackles border wall in EconoFact post

In one of his first contributions on EconoFact, La Follette School Professor Menzie Chinn discussed President Donald Trump’s proposed wall on the Mexican border. Chinn, one of the United States’ leading experts on currency exchange rates, also is co-author of the widely praised Econbrowser blog.

Professor Menzie Chinn appeared on C-SPAN to talk about his book, Lost Decades: The Making of America’s Debt Crisis and the Long Recovery.

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