from your link:
The paper, by Alan S. Blinder, a Princeton professor and former vice chairman of the Fed, and Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody’s Analytics, represents a first stab at comprehensively estimating the effects of the economic policy responses of the last few years.
Hmm, where have I heard these names before?
Wiki article on Blinder:
"Cash for Clunkers"
Blinder was an early advocate of a "Cash for Clunkers" program, in which the government buys some of the oldest, most-polluting vehicles and scraps them. In July 2008, he wrote an article in The New York Times advocating such a program, which was implemented by the Obama administration during the summer of 2009. Blinder asserted it could stimulate the economy, benefit the environment, and reduce income inequality. The program was both praised for exceeding expectations, and criticized for economic and environmental reasons.
And on Zandi:
Zandi's analysis of the impact of an economic stimulus package on the US economy was cited by Christina Romer and Jared Bernstein in their report on President Barack Obama's proposed American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan.
Note the "American Recovery and Reinvestment Plan" is better known as the Stimulus. So this jackoff helped shaped the Stimulus.
Yeah, two economists whose works advocated for, or influenced, the bailout schemes... authored a paper saying Golly, Gee, the bailout schemes we advocated for worked! Do you think perhaps they have an interest in people thinking the stimulus worked?