Glenn Hubbard, American Economist

WASHINGTON POST – Top Romney Adviser Calls for Third Party

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Buried deep inside “Balance,” his illuminating new book on the history of the decline of great powers, Glenn Hubbard, Mitt Romney’s top economic adviser and the dean of Columbia Business School, says we need a third political party to shake things up and get the debate the country needs.
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BUSINESS INSIDER – Glenn Hubbard Explains The Doomsday Scenario That America Will See In 20 Years If There's No Change In Spending

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We recently had Glenn Hubbard, dean of the Columbia Graduate School of Business, into discuss his book Balance: The Economics of Great Powers from Ancient Rome to Modern AmericaHubbard's main argument is that the US must reduce its long-term deficit, and that if it's not addressed, then within 20 years the US will see a "doomsday scenario" of virtually no social spending and monstrous taxes.
 
 

 

WALL STREET JOURNAL – Hubbard on What's Ahead for B-Schools

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Hubbard also says massive open online courses, commonly known as MOOCs, will disrupt traditional business education, and will complement–not replace–in-person classes at leading business schools like Columbia’s. Columbia hasn’t signed up with any of the consortia offering Web-based courses, but does intend to export its lectures at some point, according to Hubbard. Asked what Columbia is looking for from its applicants these days, Hubbard said the school doesn’t lack for smart people, but admissions officers are most interested in identifying candidates with leadership potential.

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CNN – Hubbard: U.S. Will Stay on Top

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Former presidential adviser Glenn Hubbard says China's political and economic problems will keep the U.S. at the top of the economic power board.

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WALL STREET JOURNAL – Glenn Hubbard on Why Empires Fail

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In an interview with WSJ's David Wessel, the Dean of Columbia's Business School Glenn Hubbard discusses why economic mismanagement has been behind the fall of the world's great empires and what that means for modern America.

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BUSINESS INSIDER – Glenn Hubbard Gives Bernanke an A-

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Dean of the Columbia Graduate School of Business and former economic advisor to Mitt Romney Glenn Hubbard swung by the Business Insider offices for a wide ranging interview on economic topics. In this segment, we discussed the Federal Reserve, and the matter of the "Taper" the eventual winddown of Quantative Easing. Hubbard gives Bernanke an "A-" but says the Fed is in something of a box, and will have a difficult time managing the exit.

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THE WASHINGTON POST – Hubbard: ‘Both parties are playing the game rationally. But as a country we’re not winning.’

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What does politics in the United States have in common with that of declining empires of ages past? Too much, argues Glenn Hubbard. The Columbia Business School dean and former adviser to President George W. Bush and would-be president Mitt Romney makes the case in his new book (written with economist Tim Kane), called “BALANCE: The Economics of Great Powers from Ancient Rome to Modern America.” He sees long-simmering failings in the American political system, and the economic policies that result, as risks that ultimately endanger the nation’s standing in the world. He discussed why he is not, despite it all, a declinist, in a recent conversation with Wonkblog.
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WAMU/THE DIANE REHM SHOW – Glenn Hubbard: "Balance: The Economics Of Great Powers From Ancient Rome To Modern America"

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The United States is on the road to civil collapse. At least that’s the warning from economist Glenn Hubbard. The former chair of President George W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisors claims that America’s financial imbalance is threatening its leadership as a world power. Hubbard says other great civilizations– Rome, medieval China, nineteenth-century Britain -- collapsed under the similar circumstances. In our case, he believes a root cause is the creation of a middle-class entitlement state. He argues that without a new approach to politics, the U. S. may be next to fall. Diane talks with Glenn Hubbard about reversing America’s economic decline.

Listen to the interview with Glenn Hubbard on The Diane Rehm Show/WAMU 88.5

 

TIME – Viewpoint: A Balanced Budget Amendment That Might Actually Work

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The current debate over national economic policy has drawn to standstill in recent months, amid falling unemployment, budget deficits, and the sundry scandals that have consumed much of Washington. But just because the problems of unemployment and the unsustainability of our long-term budget appear less severe than they did a year ago doesn’t mean they don’t deserve to be addressed.
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THE FISCAL TIMES – A Top Economist’s Five-Point Plan to Fix the U.S.

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Over the past month, several well-oiled Republican arguments against deficit spending have started to sound rusty.
 
GOP lawmakers can no longer claim that a debt-to-GDP ratio above 90 percent will squelch growth. That academic study has now been debunked because of spreadsheet errors and its hard line has become hazy.
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CNBC/THE KUDLOW REPORT – How to 'BALANCE' the US Budget

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Glenn Hubbard discusses his new book 'BALANCE' and how the U.S. can solve its entitlement and debt problems.

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WNYC/THE BRIAN LEHRER SHOW – Entitlement Spending and the Fall of Nations

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Glenn Hubbard, dean of the Columbia Business School, adviser to Bush I and II, and co-author with Tim Kane, of Balance: The Economics of Great Powers from Ancient Rome to Modern America, says economic imbalance led to the downfall of past empires and warns that a similar fate is in store for the U.S. if the political stalemate over budget deficits and entitlements continues.

Listen to the radio interview on WNYC/The Brian Lehrer Show

 

 
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Glenn Hubbard, Dean of Columbia Business School, served in the Bush White House from February 2001 until March 2003 as the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers and the OECD’s Economic Policy Committee {Read more}

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