So Comedy Central had a nice show on the Reinhart-Rogoff episode and how their work was used to drive world-wide austerity. The show featured Thomas Herndon – the graduate student from the University of Massachusetts Amherst who found errors in R&R’s work.
Great work Thomas!
Worth a watch:
(Click the two pictures to watch the videos from the original website)
This is the video where Thomas Herndon appears:
h/t Louis-Philippe Rochon and Mike Norman