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EconoMonitor Highlights: Base Jumping

In the wake of a divisive U.S. election, factions within each party disagree on how to address the looming fiscal cliff, driven by a vocal base. Meanwhile, the eurozone periphery and core stumbled onward like two mismatched friends in a three-legged race, to place a new metaphor into currency.

Throughout the week, EconoMonitor commentators presented a panorama of the global effects of QE3:

“That is the lesson Chairman Bernanke should have learned from Japan: if you don’t ramp up the fiscal stimulus, and keep it ramped up until a full blown recovery has occurred, you will remain trapped in recession.”

—L. Randall Wray, Dymystifying Quantitative Easing

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PHåvard Halland is a natural resource economist at the World Bank, where he leads research and policy agendas in the fields of resource-backed infrastructure finance, sovereign wealth fund policy, extractive industries revenue management, and public financial management for the extractive industries sector. Prior to joining the World Bank, he was a delegate and program manager for the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Colombia. He earned a PhD in economics from the University of Cambridge.