News Media

    Video Appearances 2000-2023
                                      (on C-Span).

    Recession in 2022 or 2023?
"US Economy Grew to End-2022," CBS News, January  26, 2023.
"Resilient US economy grows 2.1 percent in 2022," The Hill, Jan. 26, 2023.
Despite 2nd quarter GDP slump, many economists maintain US is not in a recession,” The National Desk, Sinclair Broadcast Group, July 29th.
"US economy shrinks again, sparking recession fears,", July 28, 2022
"Recession referees reject Idea that 2 GDP declines mean recession," Bloomberg, July 28.
The 8 economists who decide if the U.S. is in a recession,” Washington Post, July 27,.

Is Recession Staring Us Down? Already Upon Us? Here’s Why It’s Hard to Say,” New York Times, July 26.
"It's not offiicially a recession until this Cambridge-based says so," Boston Globe, July 23.
The Recession Judges,” Bloomberg, July 13, 2022.
"How will we know if we are in recession?" Vox, July 7, 2022.
"Inflation is not a recession," video, BNN/Bloomberg, June 8, 2022.

  On the dollar: 
"The Surging Dollar" 5-min. video interview, Yahoo News, Sept. 29, 2022
"The Strong Dollar," The Washington Post, Jan. 21, 2021.
Gold just hit $2,000 an ounce,” NBC News, Aug.5, 2020.

Dollar blues: why the pandemic is testing confidence in the US currency,” Financial Times, Aug.1-2.
America is weaponising its currency and financial system,The Economist, Jan. 18, 2020.
Why the renminbi’s challenge to the dollar has faded,” Financial Times, Oct. 15, 2019
"Why a 1985 global deal to weaken the dollar offers a road map to ending the trade war," Marketwatch, Aug.9.
Currency manipulator? What latest twist in trade war means,” Christian Science Monitor, Aug.8, 2019.
There’s a ‘contradiction’ in the US stance on the Chinese yuan: Professor,” video, CNBC, May 27.
As the trade war heats up, China looks to Japan’s past for lessons,” The Economist, May 25, 2019.
"Weaponization's threat to the dollar's exorbitant privliege" OMFIF podcast, Oct.11, 2018
These Are the 2 Biggest Reasons for a Weaker Dollar," Marketwatch, Jan.30, 2018.
Is the Dollar Still a Safe Haven?" Institutional Investor, Oct. 23, 2017.
Recession-Dating, the Plaza Accord, and Globalization,” 1-hour podcast, Macro Musings, March 2017.   

   On Russian invasion:
"What's behind the rebound in the ruble?" CBS News, May 26, 2022.
After unprecedented Russia boycotts,” CNBC, March 8, 2022.

     On inflation:
Persistent inflation hitting economies outside of US,The National Desk, Apr.28, 2022.
Harvard Economist Jeffrey Frankel: The Real Deal on Inflation,” podcast, Beyond Politics, Nov.22, 2021.
What should Biden do about inflation?” Harvard Gazette, Nov.18, 2021.

    On trade:
"Globalization's New Puzzle," Global Finance Magazine, June 2022..
Why Trump’s Trade Agenda Is Here to Stay,” World Politics Review, Dec. 8, 2020.
Biden and trade, Balance of Power, Bloomberg, video (12:42 to 21:00), Dec. 10, 2020.
Only Trump Can Save the World Economy," Bloomberg, Oct. 10, 2019.
US-China trade and currency war,” 7-minute podcast, tbs radio,  Aug. 19, 2019.
"Trump's Currency War Arsenal Catches Flak at Home,"  Bloomberg, June 28, 2019.
"There's a 'contradiction' in the US stance on the Chinese yuan: Professor" video, CNBC video, May 28,
"As the trade war heats up, China looks to Japan’s past for lessons" The Economist, May 21, 2019.
"Modern Economics Makes Globalization Unnecessarily Complicated," RealClearMarketsJ.Snider, May 17.
This Company Likes Some Of Trump's Tariffs On China, But Not Others,” NPR, Sept. 7, 2018.
"How Trump Echoes Reagan on Trade," Reihan Salam, National Review, June 15, 2018.
“Trump Tariff Global Trap,” Caijing Magazine, Beijing (In Chinese), March 21, 2018.
"Trump’s tariffs will do more harm than good, experts say,” PBS Newshour, March 8.
"Why economists are worried about international trade," Greg Mankiw, New York Times, Feb.16, 2018.
"Trade Deficits and the Trump Administration," C-span video of panel: Frankel, Krueger, Aliber, Barfield & Lachman, at American Enterprise Institute, Sept. 15, 2017.
U.S. Trade Deficit Last Year Was Widest Since 2012,” WSJ, Feb.7, 2017.
"Trans-Pacific Partnership," Radio station WWL, Aug. 8, 2016.
"Global Trade and the Politics of the TPP Backlash," On Point, NPR, Aug.4, 2016. (My segment starts at 20 minutes in.)

     On financial markets & money:
Inside the World of Black Bitcoin, Where Crypto Is About Making More Than Just Money,Time Magazine, October 15, 2021.
Will asset-price bubbles burst and tear down the economy? Here’s what leading luminaries say.” MarketWatch, July 21, 2021.
"Bond rate shift may suggest recession," Harvard Gazette, August 15, 2019.
"Andrew Yang says the US needs to change the way it measures the economy. Experts aren’t convinced,” Markets Insider, August 13.
No president has attacked the Fed in the way that Trump has: Harvard professor,” BNN Bloomberg, July 23, 2019.
Stephen Moore Might Be a Slimebag, but Let's Not Forget That His Economic Ideas are Terrible Too,” Slate Magazine-Apr 24, 2019.
Economists say the way Trump's latest Fed pick wants to set interest rates is 'fringe' and ‘nuts'Markets Insider, March 25, 2019.

"Bogle on Bubbles," Barron's, March 2, 2018.
Pimco economist Clarida seen as front-runner for Fed deputy job,” Reuters, March 1, 2018..
2018: The Year of Nominal GDP Targeting? Alt-M, Cato Institute Center for Monetary and Financial Alternatives, March 7.
Ultra low market volatility – friend or foe?” Financial Times, Gavyn Davies,Jan. 14, 2018.
"The Fed needs a better target, and then it needs to figure out how to hit it," Marketwatch, Jan. 10.
"Monetary Policy and Inflation," C-span video, Jan.8, 2018, with Bernanke et al. (JF at 30-min mark, to 43).

 On the coronavirus recession:
U.S. Recession in 2020 Lasted Two Months, Academic Panel Says,” Bloomberg, July 19, 2021.
How 2020 Whipsawed Economists,” Wall Street Journal, Dec. 20, 2020.
48 States Relax Restrictions,” CTV news, Canada, May 17, 2020.
Trump: US to Speed Up Vaccine Research,” Newshour, BBC radio, May 15, 2020. JF at 26:58 to 30:00.
"Harvard Economist Warns Of Roller Coaster Economy," WBZ-TV, CBS, May 14, 2020.
Risk of reopening US economy too fast: A W-shaped recovery,” Associated Press, May 11. In Fortune. Washington TimesABC NewsMay 12.
"Coronavirus and the Economy," audio, BBC Radio 4, The Briefing Room, May 7, 2020.
"Markets should beware this morally hazardous approach to policymaking," FInancial Times, May 7.
Recession or depression? Two Harvard economists anticipate what the rebound of the economic crisis will be like,” La Nación, Argentina, Apr.l 8,.
"Top economists see echoes of Depression in US sudden stop,” Bloomberg, March 22. OrThe Japan Times, March 23, 2020
.Why odds of a coronavirus recession have risen,” interview in the Harvard Gazette March 17, 2020.
"Coronavirus Might Spark a Business Debt Crisis, Economist Warns” Newsweek, March 6.
A Crisis Without A Cure,” interview, Weekend Avisen (Weekend Review), Denmark, March 5; translated from the Danish.

Excerpts from columns by, and interviews of, Jeffrey Frankel,concerning the Coronavirus Recession of 2020.

  On Biden & the 2020 election:
Biden administration facing déjà vu moment as lofty goals meet economic crisis,” S&P Global, Dec.15, 2020.
Biden’s Economic Team Charts a New Course for GlobalizationWall Street Journal, Dec.2, 2020.mpian Underton
“Biden 'to give better economic outcomes' than current president: Former White House economist,” video, BNN-Bloomberg, Oct. 28, 2020.
"The danger of Elizabeth Warren," by Thomas Edsall, New York Times, Nov. 20, 2019.
 "Elizabeth Warren is 'God's Gift...'," Brendan Cole, Newsweek, Nov. 20, 2019.

  On Richard Cooper:
Richard N. Cooper, Harvard economist and adviser to presidents, dies at 86,” Boston Globe, Feb. 3, 2021.
Richard Cooper, Longtime Harvard Economist and Public Servant, Dies at 86,” Harvard Crimson, Jan. 25.
Richard Cooper, cutting-edge economist, dies at 86,” Harvard Gazette, Jan. 7, 2021.

      On Emerging Markets
Will Turkey's currency crisis hurt Erdogan?” Washington Post, August 23, 2018.
"South Korea's Conglomerates,"  SAGE Business Researcher, Aug. 21, 2017.
China's $500 Billion Lifeline Swaps Cash for World-Wide Clout,” Bloomberg, June 6, 2017.

History Says Emerging-Market Carry Trade Could End in Tears,” Bloomberg, May 30, 2017.  , 

     On budget deficits: 
"As debt rises, the government will soon spend more on interest than on the military," New York Times, Sept.27, 2018.
"Trump Tax Cuts Likely to Increase Trade Deficit," New York Times, Nov. 17, 2017.
The hubris of ten-year budgets,” The Economist, Aug.4, 2017.
Why Donald Trump's tweet about national debt decrease in his first month is highly misleading,” PolitiFact, Feb. 25.
"National Debt: How High is Too High?" Christian Science Monitor, Feb. 6, 2017.

     On Trump: 
A look at Trump's economic legacy,” Catherine Thorbecke, ABC News and Good Morning America, Jan. 19, 2021
Economy Breaks Record on Trump’s Watch. He Wants All the Credit,” Bloomberg, June 16, 2019.

Reagan tax officials skeptical Trump can recreate 'Morning in America' in 2017,” USA Today, Oct. 31, 2017.
Trump team taking more and more credit for Obama successes,” The Daily 202, Washington Post, Mar.10.
How will the economic world order change under Trump?” Azeri.Today, March 9, 2017, [In Russian]
Donald Trump to decide on open Fed seats,” Boston Herald, Feb. 11, 2017.
"Why Trump is Unlikely to Replicate Clinton-Era Growth," video, Bloomberg, Feb. 6, 2017.
"Meet the Trump-O-Meter," Miami Herald, Jan. 13, 2017.
"Why you don’t have to worry about the trade deficit," Marketplace Radio, NPR, Dec. 29. 2016.
"Trump suggests using Taiwan as a Bargaining Chip," Marketplace Radio, NPR, Dec. 12, 2016.
Trump and the Future of US Monetary Policy,” CBC TV, Nov. 9, 2016.
"A look at the state of the US economy the new president will inherit," BNN TV, Nov. 8, 2016.
"What Former White House Economists Say About Donald Trump and Hilary Clinton," WSJ, Aug. 25, 2016.
"In a WSJ survey, no former members of the White House Council of Economic Advisers—spanning 8 presidents—openly support Mr. Trump."

  Published in international outlets:
In pursuit of the dollar to defend against inflation,” (in Italian), by Eugenio Occorsio, Repubblica, July 4, 2022
"20 Years of the Euro," video interview, Al Jazeera, Jan. 1, 2022.
Scotland’s Next Financial Crisis?,” These Islands,
08 Feb. Abridged in the Spectator, 7th Feb., 2021.

Macroeconomic stimulus in response to the coronavirus is inevitable," EDAILY, Jan.1, 2021 (in Korean).
Restart,” (in Korean) Mint, Chosun Ilbo , Jan. 3, 2021.
"Coronavirus on top of a weak global economy" (in Korean), Chosun Ilbo, Mar. 1, 2020.
US presidential election is the biggest concern” (in Korean), Chosun Ilbo, Jan. 1, 2020.

Video interview on CERP Pakistan Development Forum, at Harvard EPoD, Oct.22, 2019. 
"The US-imposed tariff hurt almost everyone." interview in People's Daily {in Chinese}, July 9.
Interview on Iran-US relations, Seda magazine (in Persian), April 2019.
New Year interviews with JF, B.Eichengreen et al, Chosun Ilbo (in Korean),Jan.1, 2019.
"Scoring 171/170 Is Possible," NDTV, India, Dec. 31, 2018.
"Commodity Market Must Pay Attention to Event Risks, JPMCC Symposium Experts Say," Yicai Global, Sept.3.
"Outlook for 2017," Chosun Ilbo,Jan. 1, 2017.

Op-eds and speeches, including monthly column at Project Syndicate.


*** Earlier appearances in News Media: radio, video, newspapers, and other. ***

"Hillary Clinton is touring the country touting one of the biggest promises of her campaign" [infrastructure investment], Business Insider, Aug. 2016.
"Global Trade and the Politics of the TPP Backlash," On Point, with Tom Ashbrook, NPR, Aug.4, 2016. (My segments start at 20 minutes in.)
"Cheap Food from the Farm," BBC radio, Aug. 3. (My segment, on ag. subsidies, runs from 7-minute mark to 12 min. mark)
"How Bill Clinton, as first gentleman, could reshape role of first ladies" Christian Science Monitor, July 26, 2016.
"Donald Trump Jr. says unemployment rates are manipulated for political purposes," Politifact, July 25.
"Politifact: Gov. Rick Scott wrong about U.S. economy growth," Politifact, e.g. The Star, July 24, 2016.
On Brexit, state of the economy & US jobs Everything Financial Radio, July 12, 2016 (4-10 min. mark & 11-19)
Do Currency Interventions Work?Bloomberg, February 6, 2016.
"Why Don't Markets Believe the PBoC?" Bloomberg, Jan. 21, 2016.

"Don't Look Back: Economists Are Skeptical About a Slump," Institutional Investor, Nov.18.
"Congress Should Approve TPP," Boston Globe, Nov. 11. "Will the Trans Pacific Partnership Make Workers' Lives Better?" Pacific Standard, Nov.12.
"Professors' Opinion of Democratic Debate," Harvard Crimson, Oct. 15,2015
Kerry, the Iran deal & the dollar, Marketplace radio interview, NPR, Sept. 2, 2015.

"TPP Environmental Accord," Christian Science Monitor, July 31, 2015.
"Why economists think the Trans-Pacific Partnership will be good for Americans," Public Radio International's The World, May 22.
"U.S. lawmakers battle over currency in trade deals," Reuters, Feb. 25 2015.
"IMF set for lively debate on adding yuan to SDR basket," Reuters, Jan.26, 2015.


"ECB Should Fire Up Its Helicopters," Bloomberg, Nov. 30, 2014.
"How Do President Obama's Policies Affect the Economy?" Video, Varney & Co., Fox Business, May 30.
"Thomas Piketty and his Critics," NYT, May 14.
"China's Economy: Does Size Matter," BBC radio, May 11. [At 8-10 min.mark; 11:40-12:50; 20:20-21:30.]

"The ECB Can, and Should, Ease Monetary Policy," Bloomberg, May 8.
"How Europe Can Ease its Way to Inflation Goals," Bloomberg, March 21.
"Fed May End Stimulus This Fall," Boston Herald, March 20.
"Once Again: Yes, the Stimulus Worked," LA Times, Feb. 28.
"New Fed Chair Vows to Stay the Course," Boston Herald, Feb. 12, 2014.

"A new era for the US Fed as Yellen takes the reins," World Finance, Jan. 21.
"How Janet Yellen's Agenda Could Transform Washington," National Journal, Jan.6, 2014.

"The Big Bang Theory: Is the US Economy About to go Boom?" Politico, Jan.2, 2014.

"Learning to Push Against the Cycle,"  The Economist, Oct.17, 2013. 
"Debt Debacle to Shave 1% Off Growth," video interview, Squawk BoxCNBC Asia, Oct.16. 
"Imagining the Dollar without its Privilege," Eduardo Porter, New York Times, Oct. 15,.2013.
"US Treasury Warns Debt Stoush Could Spark Financial Crisis," ABC News, Australia, Oct.4
Who Will Listen to the President’s Warning to Wall Street?” video, Varney & Co., Fox Business.
"US Shutdown Risk to Global Economy," radio, BBC, Oct.3.

"Fed Faces New Era of Thinking Global as Yellen Nomination Nears," Bloomberg, Sept.22.
"Fed''s stimulating words," Boston Herald, Sept.19, 2013.
Larry Summers Will Not Seek Fed Post, Boston Globe, Sept.16
“She Won’t Be Yellen for Change,”, Boston Herald, Sept. 17, 2013.

Fracking films reflect twists in drilling debate,” Associated Press, July 21.
What’s Dragging Down the Economy? video, Varney & Co., Fox Business. July 16, 2013.

"Europe rethinks its pursuit of austerity," LA Times, June 19, 2013.
"Bernanke Economy in Fed Centennial Poised for GDP Growth," Bloomberg/BusinessWeek, June 4.
"Intergalactic Trade --Global trade surplus: proof of alien life? Business Standard, May 30.
"Sharing Abuse Fairly," The Conscience of a Liberal, Paul Krugman, NYT, May 21, 2013.
"Euro Resilient Amid Doubts of Turmoil as Dire: Cutting Research," Bloomberg, Apr.25.

"Harvard Professor Says Fracking Good for Environment," Varney & Co., Fox Business, April 24.
Video of session on Forecasting Commodity Prices, IMF Research Dept. conference, March 21.
Video on Consequences of the Development of New Energy Sources" (22-min.mark to 33-min.). mark), IMF conference, March 20, 2013.

"Emerging Markets Dump Euro Reserves,” Financial Times, March 31, 2013.
AEI Considers Whether World Economy Is in Currency War,” Moneynews, March 25.
"Sequester goes into effect as both sides trade blame," Boston Globe, March 2.
"Busting the budget Q&A on how federal sequestration is likely to play out," Harvard Gazette, Feb.28, 2013.
"The Cold Hard Truth about the Obama Economy," The Sean Hannity Show, Fox News, Jan.30, 2013. [My prediction that 2012Q4 GDP could be revised to positive was subsequently borne out.]
"Pimco to Norway Love Mexico, as New Bond Gauges Use GDP" Bloomberg, Jan. 22.
Harvard Prof.: There Are Worse Ideas than a Trillion Dollar Coin,” WGBH News, Boston Public Radio, Jan.15.

 The Cleverness of a Trillion Dollar Coin,” Rosemary Chandler, Boston Magazine, Jan.14, 2013.

"Effective Marginal Tax Rates for Low-Income Workers Are High," Salim Furth, Jan.8, The Heritage Foundation.



Six video appearances: 1997-2006:

  1. 10/3/1997, Reuters (White House lawn, DC), Subject: Report on 9/97 Employment Statistics
  2. Nov. 20, 1997, Reuters (Vancouver, Canada), Subject: The Economy and the Asia Crisis
  3. May, 1998, Reuters (White House Press Room, DC), Subject: Report on 4/98 Employment Statistics
  4. Dec 2001, CNBC (Cambridge, MA), Subject: NBER Business Cycle Dating Committee
  5. 2/7/2003, CNBC with Larry Kudlow (Boston, MA), Subject: Release of Bush Administration's Economic Report of the President
  6. 2/3/2006 Bloomberg (Cambridge MA), Subject: Nomination by Bush of Ben Bernanke as Fed Chair.  (Co-panelist: Doug Holtz-Eaken)


Monetary Policy Committee Bank of Mauritius, 2013-2014: