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The Great Rebalancing

With the world finally inching out of recession, the rules of global markets are being rewritten. We asked 55 of the world's top economists to tell us what to think.

Survey participants (55): Daron Acemoglu, Viral Acharya, Alberto Alesina, Anders Åslund, Dean Baker, Abhijit Banerjee, David Beckworth, Andrew Bernard, Ernst R. Berndt, Alan Blinder, Nicholas Bloom, Eduardo Borensztein, Donald Boudreaux, Daniel Bradlow, Bryan Caplan, V.V. Chari, Graciela Chichilnisky, Menzie David Chinn, Dan Crawford, Vincent Crawford, Uri Dadush, Martin Eichenbaum, Barry Eichengreen, Sylvester Eijffinger, Spencer England, Jeffrey Frankel, James D. Hamilton, Adam Hersh, Juan Carlos Hidalgo, Gary Clyde Hufbauer, Jean Imbs, J. Bradford Jensen, Ira Kalish, Dean Karlan, Timothy Kehoe, Arnold Kling, Desmond Lachman, John Leahy, Philippe Legrain, Adam Lerrick, Philip Levy, Scott Lilly, Lawrence Lindsey, Domenico Lombardi, Noel Maurer, William A. Niskanen, Robert Reich, Barry Ritholtz, Xavier Sala-i-Martin, David Smith, Irwin Stelzer, Mark Thoma, Vivek Wadhwa, Jerry Webman, Mark Zandi.

Sources: IMF World Economic Outlook, April 2011; NBC News/Wall Street Journal survey, January 2011; Budget of the U.S. Government: Historical Tables, Fiscal Year 2009; Pew Research Center/Washington Post survey, May 2, 2011; Eurostat; U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics; U.S. Energy Information Administration.

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