The authors would like to thank the following people for helpful reviews and helpful comments:Prakash Loungani, economists from the European Department of the International Monetary Fund,Iyanatul Islam, Peter Bakvis, Dean Baker, Anis Chowdhury, David Kucera, Simon Wren-Lewis,Uma Rani Amara, and Dianne Holland. The authors also thank the International Labor Organization for their funding and support for thisproject. The opinions expressed in this paper are solely those of the authors, and are not to beassociated with the ILO.
bout the Authors
Mark Weisbrot is an economist and Co-Director, and Helene Jorgensen is a Senior Research Associate at the Center for Economic and Policy Research, in Washington D.C.