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The U.S. Household Debt Overhang

November 1, 2012

The U.S. Household Debt Overhang
Source: Brookings Institution

Speaking before the annual research conference of the Dutch central bank, Karen Dynan summarized her BPEA Spring 2012 paper (PDF) on how the consumer debt overhang and the uncertain state of households’ finances are related to the weak U.S. economic recovery.

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