About

The Baseline Scenario is dedicated to explaining some of the key issues in the global economy and developing concrete policy proposals. Since it was launched in September 2008, this blog has been cited by virtually every major newspaper, Internet site, and blog covering economic and financial issues. It has been cited as one of the best economics blogs multiple times, including twice by The Wall Street Journal. The authors of the blog have also published articles in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Financial Times, The Los Angeles Times, BusinessWeek, The Atlantic, The New Republic, Democracy, and online in The Wall Street Journal, The Economist, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, Forbes, Bloomberg, Reuters, and The Huffington Post. The blog itself was the subject of an interview with Simon Johnson in The Wall Street Journal and an article in Economic Principals. Content from The Baseline Scenario is republished by many sites all over the Internet.

Authors

Peter Boone is chair of Effective Intervention, a UK-based charity, an associate at the Centre for Economic Performance, London School of Economics, and a principal in Salute Capital Management Limited.

Simon Johnson, former chief economist of the International Monetary Fund, is a professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, a senior fellow at the Peterson Institute for International Economics, and a member of the CBO’s Panel of Economic Advisers.  He is a co-founder of The Baseline Scenario.

In his roles as a professor, research fellow and author, Professor Johnson’s speaking engagements include paid appearances before various business groups, including financial institutions and other companies, as well before other groups that may have a political agenda.  He is not on the board of any company, does not currently serve as a consultant to anyone, and does not work as an expert witness or conduct sponsored research.  His investment portfolio comprises cash and broadly diversified mutual funds; he does not trade stocks, bonds or derivatives actively.  A longer bio is available at his MIT Sloan web page.

James Kwak is is an associate professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law. He is a co-founder of The Baseline Scenario.

For more information and disclosures, see his personal website.

All opinions expressed here are those of the authors alone, and not necessarily those of the organizations with which they are affiliated or any other organization or person.

Major Media Appearances

Not updated in a long while.

Articles in Other Publications

Simon’s column on the New York Times Economix blog.

Simon’s articles and video blogs at The New Republic.

The Hearing, our former weekly Washington Post online column; previous version of The Hearing, a blog covering economic policy debates on Capitol Hill.

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