Edition:
United States

Mohamed El-Erian

Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

Jan 25 2012

Reuters Magazine: El-Erian: Hell no, I won't go!

I've never been to Davos, despite attempts by many over the years to persuade me to go. Don't get me wrong. I understand that it is a special event for many people, and for many reasons. It is anchored by wide-ranging and engaging agendas, and participants get to mingle with a global cornucopia of important people. It is also the place to see and be seen for heads of state, politicians, academics, thought-leaders, media pundits, CEOs, and movie stars.

Jan 24 2012

Davos at a distance

I've never been to Davos, despite attempts by many over the years to persuade me to go. Don't get me wrong. I understand that it is a special event for many people, and for many reasons. It is anchored by wide-ranging and engaging agendas, and participants get to mingle with a global cornucopia of important people. It is also the place to see and be seen for heads of state, politicians, academics, thought-leaders, media pundits, CEOs, and movie stars.

Dec 21 2011

The new international economic disorder

Rather than recovering strongly, sluggish Western growth is periodically flirting with recession at a time of high unemployment and multiplying debt concerns, particularly in Europe. In an amazing turn of events, virtually every Western country must now worry about its credit ratings, while quite a few emerging economies continue to climb the ratings ladder.

Dec 21 2011

The new international economic disorder

Rather than recovering strongly, sluggish Western growth is periodically flirting with recession at a time of high unemployment and multiplying debt concerns, particularly in Europe. In an amazing turn of events, virtually every Western country must now worry about its credit ratings, while quite a few emerging economies continue to climb the ratings ladder.

Dec 05 2011

Prepare for a different financial landscape

The ultimate destination is a smaller and safer financial services sector. When we get there, a better balance will be struck between private gains and the common good.

Dec 05 2011

Prepare for a different financial landscape

The ultimate destination is a smaller and safer financial services sector. When we get there, a better balance will be struck between private gains and the common good.

Nov 14 2011

“Act and learn” versus “debate and wait”

Government’s role is to close the gaps and deficits. The optimal mix of reforms and policies that will work is not necessarily known in advance. Instead its about starting a process and learning from it -- and, in the process, avoiding and mistrusting simple formulas and claims of a policy "killer app."

Oct 31 2011

Could America turn out worse than Japan?

There was a time when America looked down on Japan for the latter’s inability to deal with its economic problems. No more. Like Japan, America is now realizing how difficult a post bubble economy can be. The fear is that it will also find out that that it lacks some of Japan’s attributes needed to cope with long years of economic stagnation.

Oct 31 2011

Could America turn out worse than Japan?

There was a time when America looked down on Japan for the latter’s inability to deal with its economic problems. No more. Like Japan, America is now realizing how difficult a post bubble economy can be. The fear is that it will also find out that that it lacks some of Japan’s attributes needed to cope with long years of economic stagnation.

Oct 03 2011

An unsettling trifecta for market contagion

Is the market volatility, including eye-popping intra-day swings, just a head fake? No. The system is warning us about the rapidly deteriorating outlook for the global economy.

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