Saturday, August 17, 2019
What the IMF Thinks about China's Exchange Rate and Trade Balance
A couple of weeks ago, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced his finding that China was manipulating its currency to keep it unfair...
Friday, August 16, 2019
Taxing Sugar-Sweetened Beverages
Jurisdictions around the world have been implementing taxes on sugar-sweetened beverages. Here's a map . Hunt Allcott, Benjamin ...
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Limits for Corporate Bigness on Acquisitions, Patents, and Politics
The United States, like most places, an ambivalent view of big business. When big firms are making high profits, we are concerned that they ...
Monday, August 12, 2019
Uwe Reinhardt on High US Health Care Costs
Uwe Reinhardt had the remarkable skill that even when he was discussing a subject where you felt that you already knew a lot, he offered the...
Thursday, August 8, 2019
Paying Kidney Donors: Covering Expenses?
There's a long-standing controversy over whether those who donate a kidney should be able to be paid for doing so. Whatever one's vi...
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Innovation Policy: Federal Support for R&D Falls as its Importance Rises
One of those things that "everyone knows" is that continued technological progress is vital to the continued success of the US eco...
Tuesday, August 6, 2019
China and Currency Manipulation
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin has "determined that China is a Currency Manipulator" (with capital letters in the press release...
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