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Do Bond Markets Underestimate the True Riskiness of U.S. Treasuries?

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Published on Sep 6, 2012

Just how safe does the U.S. national debt look under more objective measures of its riskiness? How would a bond rating agency evaluate Treasury bonds if they consulted the same types of analyses often used to rate private bonds? Concord Coalition Chief Economist Diane Lim Rogers discusses this with former Moody's analyst Marc Joffe.

He has developed a "Public Sector Credit Framework" designed to answer this question and raise public awareness of the national debt problem more generally. The Concord Coalition highlighted Marc's work in a July event on the Eurozone crisis and implications for the U.S. economy and fiscal outlook.

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