Bloggers to Grade Economic Institutions
On an A to F grading scale, top economics bloggers grade U.S. institutions and organizations that influence the economy in a new Kauffman survey that is coming out tomorrow.
The nation's top economics bloggers give the highest marks to the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and General Accountability Office (GAO), as well as to the "U.S. business community." Central banks such as the Federal Reserve and European Central Bank got passing grades by most, with few A's and many F's. Similarly, the World Bank had mixed marks. The worst marks went to Wall Street firms (31 percent F's) and the U.S. Congress (51 percent F's).
These analysts’ insights on U.S. economic performance, policy, institutions, and the deficit will be published in the first "Kauffman Economic Outlook: A Quarterly Survey of Economics Bloggers," which will debut tomorrow, Feb. 2, 2010, at www.kauffman.org.