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Interviews

Santelli Exchange: Ed Lazear On The Jobs Report

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC
Friday, December 2, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear discusses the labor market, growth, and inflation. Lazear notes the we have too few workers employed and the Fed is more concerned about employment than inflation.

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No Vacancy: The Consequences Of Rent Control

via Policyed.org
Friday, December 2, 2016

Housing prices have increased in many parts of the country. What can policy makers do to make housing more affordable? And what happens when their good intentions go awry? Rent control increases demand for controlled-units, but discourages landlords from expanding or entering the rental market, which decreases the supply of rental housing.

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Better Conversation, Economics, And A Very Special Pig With Econtalk’s Russ Roberts

interview with Russell Robertsvia Church and State Podcast
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Russ Roberts talks about humility in economics and how to admit the limits of your knowledge, as well as automation, the biases of smart people, long lasting light bulbs, and one very special pig.

Analysis and Commentary

Good News On Repealing Obamacare: The Woodwork Effect

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Many people worry that if Obamacare were replaced in one fell swoop, almost all the people who enrolled in Medicaid due to the law would lose their health insurance. This worry is understandable. Nevertheless, it turns out to be unjustified. Many of the people who were enrolled in Medicaid as a result of Obamacare would lose their insurance.

Analysis and Commentary

Independence And The Scope Of The Central Bank’s Mandate

by John B. Taylorvia Riksbank
Thursday, December 1, 2016

In these remarks I discuss issues relating to the independence of central banks and to the scope of the mandate given to central banks. In addressing these issues I draw on my own research and on several recent conferences that take a rules-based approach to monetary policy.

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The Economics Of House Hunting Envy

via Policyed.org
Thursday, December 1, 2016

How regulations that restrict supply harm home buyers. The supply and demand of housing in your community explains why housing prices are high or low.

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A Better Choice

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Roll up your shirtsleeves, financial economists. As reported by Elizabeth Dexheimer at Bloomberg, Rep. Jeb Hensarling is “interested in working on a 2.0 version,” of his financial choice act, the blueprint for reforming Dodd-Frank. “Advice and counsel is welcome."

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The Libertarian: California's Housing Crisis

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

How regulation and government meddling drives California's housing prices sky-high.

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One Thing To Expect From President Trump: More Debt And Deficits

by David Davenportvia Forbes
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Living in the academic world, I have taken up peer therapy with anguished colleagues over the election of Donald Trump. My standard refrain is to wait and see what he actually does because his words have run in too many different directions. Build a wall? We’re not really sure. Kill Obamacare dead in its tracks? Maybe, maybe not. We just have to see.

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Central Bank Governance Meeting

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

I'll be part of "Central Bank Governance and Oversight Reform: A Panel Discussion" at the Hoover Institution Washington DC offices, Tuesday Dec 6, 2016 10:00-12:00. The panelists will be Michael Bordo, John Cochrane, Charles Plosser, John Taylor, and Kevin Warsh.

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The Working Group on Economic Policy brings together experts on economic and financial policy to study key developments in the U.S. and global economies, examine their interactions, and develop specific policy proposals.

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