Monday, June 27, 2011

What do you want to wager that the IMF's a bit overly optimistic on the outlook for Greek nominal GDP?

These jokers have no idea what they're doing.

The IMF has overshot the ex-post path of Greek nominal GDP in each and every one of their World Economic Outlook forecasts since April 2009. What do you want to wager that they're wrong about 2011, too? And now they want more fiscal austerity...


The French are devising a plan to compel bondholers to rollover Greek debt by enhancing the bonds. The new bond rate would be equal to Greece's current borrowing rate on the EU/IMF/EFSF programs plus a variable factor linked to 'an indicator such as GDP'.

Just amazing.

Rebecca Wilder

1 comment:

  1. hey, rebecca, lets hope they're not overly optimistic on their outlook for US GDP growth:

    2011: 2.5 percent
    2012: 2.7 percent
    2013: 2.7 percent
    2014: 2.9 percent
    2015: 2.9 percent
    2016: 2.8 percent

    http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/international/int-monetary-fund/Documents/US%20Art%20IV%20CMS.pdf

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