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A Novel Perspective from Ed Leamer

A Novel Perspective from Ed Leamer

by Russell Robertswith Ed Leamervia The Numbers Game
Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Why has the current recovery from the Great Recession been so mediocre? Ed Leamer of UCLA points out that the last three recessions have all had mediocre recoveries of both output and employment.

US Misery Index.

The Economic Recovery (Part 3)

by Russell Robertswith John B. Taylorvia The Numbers Game
Tuesday, December 18, 2012

By historical standards, the current recovery from the recession that began in 2007 has been disappointing. This is part 3 of a three-part series with John Taylor of Stanford University's Hoover Institution and Department of Economics.

This time is different

The Economic Recovery (Part 2)

by Russell Robertswith John B. Taylorvia The Numbers Game
Wednesday, September 12, 2012

By historical standards, the current recovery from the recession that began in 2007 has been disappointing. 

Personal savings as a percentage of disposable income.

The Economic Recovery (Part 1)

by Russell Robertswith John B. Taylorvia The Numbers Game
Tuesday, July 17, 2012

According the National Bureau of Economic Research, the US economy recovered from the recession at the beginning of the summer of 2009. Yet the recovery has been disappointing when compared to other recoveries.

The Numbers Game with Russ Roberts is a “chartcast” series featuring brief conversations with scholars about important and timely issues in public policy.  Each episode combines charts, tables, graphics, and cartoons with audio.  As with much of Roberts’s work, the series seeks to render complex concepts more understandable and to use economics to get the most out of life.