Greg Ip

Articles by The Economist’s U.S. Economics Editor

The brains trust dissolves: All the president’s economic principals are leaving, bar the treasury secretary

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[Greg Ip] HISTORIANS may one day label the first two years of Barack Obama’s presidency as the most activist in economic policy of post-war history. For that, credit both circumstance and the star-studded economic team Mr Obama assembled when he took office.

That team is now breaking up. On September 21st Larry Summers, the director of the National Economic Council and the president’s chief economic policy co-ordinator, said he would return to Harvard after the mid-term elections.

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Written by gregip

September 23, 2010 at 11:31 am

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