Friday, March 5, 2021
Debt and Deficits: Nostalgia for the 1980s
Back in the mid-1980s, the federal government under the Reagan administration ran what were widely considered to be excessive and risky budg...
Wednesday, March 3, 2021
Teaching Current Monetary Policy
Most of the ingredients of the standard intro econ class have been pretty stable for a long time: opportunity cost and budget constraints, s...
Tuesday, March 2, 2021
Putting Monetary Values on Health Costs of Coronavirus
W. Kip Viscusi delivered the Presidential Address at the (virtual) Southern Economic Association meetings last November on the subject "...
Monday, March 1, 2021
The Coming Evolution of Electric Power in the US
Even readers who are only experiencing the Texas electricity disruptions from afar may wish to consider a new report from an expert panel at...
Thursday, February 25, 2021
India: Pivoting from the Pandemic to Economic Reforms
Each year, the Economic Division in India's Ministry of Finance publishes the Economic Survey of India (January 2021). The first volume...
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Robert J. Gordon: Thoughts on Long-Run US Productivity Growth
Leo Feler has a half-hour interview with Robert J. Gordon on "The Rise and Fall and Rise Again of American Growth" (UCLA Anderson...
Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Including Illegal Activities in GDP: Drugs, Prostitution, Gambling
The current international standards for how a country should compute its GDP suggest that illegal activities should be included. Just how to...
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