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March 13, 2014 | Project Syndicate

Coming Together and Falling Apart

January 16, 2014 | Project Syndicate

A Dutch Cure for the Dutch Disease

December 15, 2013 | Wall Street Journal

ObamaCare's Troubles Are Only Beginning

November 22, 2013 | Project Syndicate

Chile versus Argentina

October 14, 2013 | Wall Street Journal

How to Stop Lurching From One Budget Crisis to the Next

September 10, 2013 | Project Syndicate

The Global Stake in China’s Anti-Corruption Reform

July 16, 2013 | Project Syndicate

Transatlantic Trade Goes Global

July 14, 2013 | Wall Street Journal

The 2016 Disability Insurance Time Bomb

July 12, 2013 | Room for Debate (New York Times)

An Investment in Growth

May 22, 2013 | Project Syndicate

The Debt-Growth Controversy

March 26, 2013 | Project Syndicate

Why Consolidate?

March 24, 2013 | Wall Street Journal

A Better Strategy for Faster Growth

March 4, 2013 | Wall Street Journal

Larger Spending Cuts Would Help the Economy

January 29, 2013 | Project Syndicate

Taming Leviathan

November 20, 2012 | Project Syndicate

A New Agenda for China's New Leaders?

January 1, 1970 | Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)

Obama's Debt Legacy

November 2, 2012 | Reuters

The Consequences of Obama’s Debt

October 25, 2012 | Wall Street Journal

The Anatomy of Government Failure

September 16, 2012 | Wall Street Journal

The Magnitude of the Mess We're In

July 25, 2012 | Project Syndicate

California Bad Dreaming

July 2, 2012 | Wall Street Journal

Obama and 'The Wealth of Nations'

After listening to his litany of economic excuses, it's clear the president's reading list should include Adam Smith...
June 4, 2012 | Wall Street Journal

California's Casino Budgeting

Higher tax rates will speed the exodus from the state and increase the revenue system's dangerous volatility...
May 24, 2012 | Project Syndicate

Threading the Fiscal Needle

With many citizens now struggling, political leaders face a daunting task: adopt credible medium- and long-term reforms without derailing the economy in the short term...
April 15, 2012 | Wall Street Journal

A Passage to India-Pakistan Peace

A free trade agreement would give each country a stake in the other's success...
March 26, 2012 | Project Syndicate

Whither Europe?

With the likelihood of a contagious sovereign-debt implosion and European bank failures greatly reduced by the Greek debt deal and the European Central Bank’s lending program, it is time to look ahead...
March 13, 2012 | Wall Street Journal

California's Greek Tragedy

No one should write off the Golden State. But it will take massive reforms to reverse its economic decline...
February 15, 2012 | Wall Street Journal

Washington's Knack for Picking Losers

Former Obama adviser Larry Summers warned the administration against federal loan guarantees to Solyndra, writing in a 2009 email that 'the government is a crappy venture capitalist'...
January 31, 2012 | Project Syndicate

A Referendum on Obama

Until November, divided government and contentious campaigning will most likely prevent significant policy moves. But, following the election, taxes and spending, trade policy, federalism, regulation, and defense will take a different course...
November 25, 2011 | Project Syndicate

Europe’s Last Best Chance

The social-insurance systems in Europe, as in the United States, Japan, and elsewhere, were designed under vastly different economic and demographic circumstances...Reforming social-welfare benefits is the only permanent solution to Europe’s crisis...
November 3, 2011 | Wall Street Journal

The GOP Candidates Square Off on Taxes

The proposals range from modest to bold. All include lower rates, which will stimulate growth...
September 22, 2011 | Project Syndicate

Europe’s Triple Threat

Europeans, both debtors and creditors, must address the banking problem forthrightly, and simultaneously with the euro, sovereign-debt, and fiscal-adjustment issues...
September 8, 2011 | Wall Street Journal

The Obama Presidency by the Numbers

The president constantly reminds us that he was dealt a difficult hand. But the evidence is overwhelming that he played it poorly...
July 29, 2011 | Project Syndicate

The Euro-American Debt Dilemma

Wealthy Europe and America, crown jewels of mixed capitalist democracies, are drowning in deficits and debt, owing to bloated welfare states that are now in place (Europe) or in the making (the United States)...
July 18, 2011 | Wall Street Journal

Get Ready for a 70% Marginal Tax Rate

Some argue the U.S. economy can bear higher pre-Reagan tax rates. But those rates applied to a much smaller fraction of taxpayers than what we're headed for without spending cuts...
June 20, 2011 | Wall Street Journal

Five Lessons for Deficit Busters

A recent study of successful deficit reductions found they averaged more than $5 in spending cuts for every $1 in tax hikes...
May 24, 2011 | Project Syndicate

Voters vs. the Welfare State

Only time will tell if recent elections in the UK, the US, and Canada, together with next year's presidential election in France, signal a retreat from the growth of the welfare state or just a temporary respite...
February 11, 2011 | Wall Street Journal

The Time for Spending Cuts Is Now

The White House argues that 'draconian' cuts will derail the economy. In fact, cuts are necessary to preserve tax rates that are compatible with economic growth...
January 24, 2011 | Project Syndicate

A Tale of Two Currency Areas

They are also two single-currency areas: the dollar and, for much of Europe, the euro. The challenges facing both are monumental...
December 1, 2010 | Wall Street Journal

Why the Spending Stimulus Failed

New economic research shows why lower tax rates do far more to spur growth...
November 16, 2010 | Project Syndicate

The Economic Consequences of America’s Elections

November’s mid-term elections were a sharp rebuke to the vast expansion of government spending, deficits, and debt in the United States...
November 15, 2010 | Real Time Economics (Wall Street Journal)

Open Letter to Ben Bernanke

We believe the Federal Reserve’s large-scale asset purchase plan (so-called “quantitative easing”) should be reconsidered and discontinued. We do not believe such a plan is necessary or advisable under current circumstances...
September 22, 2010 | Project Syndicate

Obama’s Difficult Fiscal Summer

Barack Obama’s administration suffered a string of fiscal setbacks this summer. But has it learned anything in recent months...?
September 16, 2010 | Wall Street Journal

Principles for Economic Revival

Our prosperity has faded because policies have moved away from those that have proven to work. Here are the priorities that should guide policy makers as they seek to restore more rapid growth...
September 2, 2010 | Wall Street Journal

Summer of Economic Discontent

The administration's 'summer of recovery' has fizzled in almost every way imaginable. The growth rate is less than half what it was at this stage after the 1974-75 and 1981-82 recessions...
July 26, 2010 | Project Syndicate

The Recession Dating Game

The optimism that emerged in the early stages of the recovery from the financial crisis and recession has given way to more sobering assessments of the short-, medium-, and long-run challenges facing the global economy and its constituent national parts...
July 21, 2010 | Wall Street Journal

Obama's Economic Fish Stories

On unemployment, the president claims that the stimulus bill was several times more potent than his chief economic adviser estimates. Such statements hurt his credibility...
July 19, 2010 | Washington Post

Stimulus 'mostly a tragic waste of money'

The Washington Post asked Michael Boskin, a Stanford University economics professor, and Martin Neil Baily, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, to grade the Obama administration's performance in stimulating the economic recovery...
May 25, 2010 | Project Syndicate

Time to Constrain Government

The current financial crisis in Europe provides a unique update to Lenin’s dictum that nothing so destabilizes a country as a run on its currency. In today’s EU, nothing so destabilizes a currency union as a flight from a member’s sovereign debt...

May 6, 2010 | Wall Street Journal

Time to Junk the Corporate Tax

Nobel Laureate Robert Lucas says reform would deliver great benefits at little cost, making it "the largest genuinely true free lunch I have seen...'

April 26, 2010 | Economist

GDP Online Debate

This house believes that GDP growth is a poor measure of improving living standards...

March 23, 2010 | Project Syndicate

New Tremors in Global Finance and Trade

With the American and global economies in the early stages of post-recession recovery, serious questions remain about that recovery’s strength and sustainability. . . .

February 11, 2010 | Wall Street Journal

When Deficits Become Dangerous

Debt-to-GDP ratios over 90% have significant impact on the pace of economic growth. . . .

January 22, 2010 | Project Syndicate

The Fiscal Crisis Down Below

Sub-national governments – states, countries, cities, provinces, towns, and special districts – play different roles from country to country, but usually deliver important public services such as police and fire protection, transportation, education, health care, and welfare. . . .

January 13, 2010 | Wall Street Journal

Don't Like the Numbers? Change 'Em

If a CEO issued the kind of distorted figures put out by politicians and scientists, he'd wind up in prison. . . .

November 26, 2009 | Globe and Mail (Canada)

Government can't pick the winners

One of the worst official responses to the financial crisis and recession has been the revival of “industrial policy.” . . .

November 17, 2009 | Wall Street Journal

An Alternative Stimulus Plan

While the economy has finally started to grow, the disturbingly high unemployment rate is increasing pressure from the left to double down on this year's poorly designed fiscal stimulus bill. . . .

September 30, 2009 | Wall Street Journal

How California Can Get Its Groove Back

For many decades California residents enjoyed a rising standard of living, an outstanding education system, and unprecedented upward mobility...

September 29, 2009 | Project Syndicate

The government debt bomb

As economies around the world return to growth after the deepest recession in a generation, renewed attention is being paid to enormous fiscal deficits and vast expansions of government debt...

July 23, 2009 | Project Syndicate

Of Banks and Bailouts

Early signs of a manufacturing rebound, already strong in Asia, lend hope for some modest recovery from today’s deep global recession...

July 23, 2009 | Wall Street Journal

Obama Needs a Move to the Middle

While strong recoveries sometimes follow deep recessions, historically recoveries following financial crises have been slow and painful...

May 29, 2009 | Project Syndicate

The US economy is becoming ever more reliant on a government fix

It is still too soon to gauge the full economic impact of President Barack Obama's implemented and proposed policies, but a preliminary read indicates limited short-term benefit at large long-term cost...

April 3, 2009 | Wall Street Journal

Obama's $163,000 Tax Bomb

The House and Senate are preparing to pass President Barack Obama's radical budget blueprint, with only minor modifications, by using (abusing would be more accurate) the budget "reconciliation" process...

March 25, 2009 | Project Syndicate

Global disaster recovery

With the global economy mired in recession and financial crisis, policymakers everywhere have launched a series of monetary, financial, and fiscal responses...

March 6, 2009 | Wall Street Journal

Obama's Radicalism Is Killing the Dow

It's hard not to see the continued sell-off on Wall Street and the growing fear on Main Street as a product, at least in part, of the realization that our new president's policies are designed to radically re-engineer the market-based U.S. economy, not just mitigate the recession and financial crisis...

January 23, 2009 | Project Syndicate

The Euro at Ten

The beginning of 2009 will long be remembered for terrible economic news and controversial economic policy in virtually every country...

January 23, 2009 | Wall Street Journal

Investors Want Clarity Before They Take Risks

With the U.S. (and global) economy contracting at the steepest pace since 1982, we need a clear and coherent policy response rooted in a sound analysis of how we got to this dreadful place...

November 29, 2008 | New York Times

Bursting the Bubble

I remember taking a group of business leaders to see President George H. W. Bush in early 1991 to impress upon him the severity of the economic downturn...

October 23, 2008 | Wall Street Journal

Our Next President and the Perfect Economic Storm

With their economies in recession and a credit crunch steepening the slide, policy makers around the world race to contain the damage...

October 1, 2008 | Wall Street Journal

Dueling Economists: Experts Voice Support for Bailout Bill

As economists, we write to support the plan before Congress dealing with the financial crisis...

August 4, 2008 | Wall Street Journal

Obamanomics Clarified

In my July 29 op-ed ("Obamanomics Is a Recipe for Recession1"), I was among the many who took Barack Obama's statements that he would "end the Bush tax cuts for the top incomes" too literally...

July 29, 2008 | Wall Street Journal

Obamanomics Is a Recipe for Recession

What if I told you that a prominent global political figure in recent months has proposed: abrogating key features of his government's contracts with energy companies; unilaterally renegotiating his country's international economic treaties; dramatically raising marginal tax rates on the "rich" to levels not seen in his country in three decades (which would make them among the highest in the world); and changing his country's social insurance system into explicit welfare by severing the link between taxes and benefits?...

February 3, 2008 | San Francisco Chronicle

Primary Views - Michael Boskin

A successful society needs a government that performs essential functions well, not a bloated bureaucracy trying to be all things to all people...

December 13, 2007 | Wall Street Journal

How Not to Fix the Economy

Six years into expansion following the 2001 recession, the post-Y2K collapse of the stock-market bubble and the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the economy is sharply slowing...

May 28, 2006 | Los Angeles Times

Preschool plan's a tax ripoff

Proposition 82, which would tax "the rich" to finance universal preschool for 4-year-olds, is deceptively appealing…


March 25, 2014 | John Batchelor Show

Michael Boskin on the John Batchelor Show (19:30)

Larry Kudlow, The Kudlow Report, CNBC; and Cumulus Media radio. : Stephen Moore, Heritage. Michael Boskin, Hoover, Project Syndicate. Ramesh Ponnuru, Bloomberg View.
July 23, 2013 | John Batchelor Show

Michael Boskin on the John Batchelor Show (31:57)

February 5, 2013 | John Batchelor Show

Michael Boskin on the John Batchelor Show (:28)

September 17, 2012 | Wall Street Journal TV

Michael Boskin on Wall Street Journal Live (Video)

July 5, 2012 | John Batchelor Show

Michael Boskin on the John Batchelor Show

May 15, 2012 | Stanford Review

5 Minutes with Michael Boskin

“5 Minutes With”- where each week we poke and prod the minds of Stanford affiliates with a series of questions, both causal and serious as well as personal, pertaining to Stanford and news around it...
April 28, 2012 | John Batchelor Show

Hoover Institution Debate on the John Batchelor Show - Part I

Guests: Co-Host Mary Kissel, WSJ; Hoover Institution debate, Keynes and Hayek, with attention to Milton Friedman's conversation on Keynes and Hayek. Nicholas Wapshott, John Taylor, Michael Boskin, Russ Roberts...
April 28, 2012 | John Batchelor Show

Hoover Institution Debate on the John Batchelor Show - Part II

Guests: Co-Host Mary Kissel, WSJ; Hoover Institution debate, Keynes and Hayek, with attention to Milton Friedman's conversation on Keynes and Hayek. Nicholas Wapshott, John Taylor, Michael Boskin, Russ Roberts...
April 5, 2012 | InBusiness (Bloomberg Television)

Boskin on California's Economy, Budget Deficit

Michael Boskin, an economics professor at Stanford University, talks about California's economy and budget deficit...
February 21, 2012 | John Batchelor Show

Michael Boskin and Bill Whalen on the John Batchelor Show

Guests: Co-Host, Larry Kudlow, WABC; Bill Whalen, Hoover; Michael Boskin...
January 16, 2012 | Forum with Michael Krasny (KQED)

Forecasting the Economy

Many economists anticipate that this year will be an improvement over 2011 -- but growth is expected to be slow. We talk with two leading analysts about the state of the nation's economy, and we'll get their predictions for the year ahead...
November 8, 2011 | John Batchelor Show

Michael Boskin and Bill Whalen on the John Batchelor Show

GUESTS: Co-Host Larry Kudlow, CNBC; Phil Izzo, WSJ; Senator Rand Paul, (R-KY); Michael Boskin, Hoover; Bill Whalen, Hoover...
September 22, 2011 | Strategy Session (CNBC)

Markets On Their Own?

The potential to help the economy with "Operation Twist" is quite small, says Dr. Michael Boskin, professor of economics at Stanford University...
September 13, 2011 | John Batchelor Show

Michael Boskin on the John Batchelor Show

GUESTS: Co-host Larry Kudlow, CNBC and 77 WABC; Jon Hilsenrath, WSJ; Michael Boskin, Council of Economic Advisors; David Drucker, Roll Call...
September 9, 2011 | Opinion Journal (Wall Street Journal)

The Obama Presidency by the Numbers

Stanford economist Michael Boskin on the records that Obama has set as president and last night's jobs speech...
July 21, 2011 | Mark Reardon Show (KMOX)

Congressional Dust Up, Tax Rates, The Future of Space Program

Michael Boskin, Economics Professor at Stanford University, tells us why we should get ready for a 70% marginal tax rate...
January 11, 2011 | John Batchelor Show

Michael Boskin on the John Batchelor Show

GUESTS: Co-host Larry Kudlow, CNBC and 77WABC; Michael Boskin, Hoover Institution; Michael Derby, Dow Jones; Neil Schloss, Ford; Lou Ann Hammond,; Joseph Brusuelas, Bloomberg...
January 5, 2011 | Bloomberg Television

Boskin Says U.S. Tax Overhaul Has Bipartisan Interest

Michael Boskin, a professor of economics at Stanford University, discusses the outlook for changes to U.S. taxes on multinational corporations and a potential overhaul of the broader U.S. tax code...
July 9, 2010 | Uncommon Knowledge

Economic Headwinds with Lazear & Boskin : Chapter 5 of 5

Michael Boskin and Edward Lazear agree that we are in grave danger as a nation if we continue on the current path of fiscal policy...
July 8, 2010 | Uncommon Knowledge

Economic Headwinds with Lazear & Boskin : Chapter 4 of 5

How fares the economics profession? And how does one explain the resurgence of the Keynesian model? Michael Boskin and Edward Lazear weigh in...
July 7, 2010 | Uncommon Knowledge

Economic Headwinds with Lazear & Boskin : Chapter 3 of 5

Following the worst recession since WWII, why does the economic recovery seem so weak? Where, in particular, are the jobs? Michael Boskin and Edward Lazear respond...
July 6, 2010 | Uncommon Knowledge

Economic Headwinds with Lazear & Boskin: Chapter 2 of 5

Michael Boskin and Edward Lazear discuss the pitfalls of the monetary explosion occurring under the Bernanke Federal Reserve...
July 5, 2010 | Uncommon Knowledge

Economic Headwinds with Lazear & Boskin : Chapter 1 of 5

Michael Boskin and Edward Lazear, former chairmen of the Council of Economic Advisors, describe the dangers of the soaring levels of spending and debt that are occurring under the Obama administration...
May 28, 2010 | Bloomberg Radio

On the Economy with Tom Keene

Stanford’s Boskin, Dirk Hoffmann-Becking: On the Economy...

November 18, 2009 | CNBC

Payroll Tax

Discussing alternative stimulus plans, with Michael Boskin, Stanford University and Steve Moore, The Wall Street Journal. . . .

Other Media

February 28, 2013 | U.S. Congress Joint Economic Committee

Michael Boskin Testifies Before Joint Economic Committee

January 8, 2010 | Marketplace

Why Geithner's getting so much grief

A House committee is planning to put Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner on the hot seat over his role in keeping certain information secret about the bailout of AIG. . . .

July 16, 2008 | NewsHour with Jim Lehrer

Consumer Price Index Report Adds to Economic Woes

Rising consumer prices are raising Americans' cost of living, adding to economic woes, according to a new economic report...

July 15, 2008 | ABC 7 News (CA)

Bernanke, Bush disagree on economic outlook

President George W. Bush offered reassurances on Tuesday that the United States economy is "basically sound," and not about to collapse...

September 19, 2007 | CNET News

Economist explains move to virtual world

The publisher of the teen-oriented virtual world Gaia Online announced Monday that it is bringing on celebrated economist Michael Boskin to lead its new Council of Economic Advisors...