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Interviews

John H. Cochrane On Economic Rockstar Podcast

featuring John H. Cochrane via Economic Rockstar
Friday, April 24, 2015

Hoover fellow John Cochrane discusses the future of finance, MOOCs, debt, regulation, and the need for free markets.

Blogs

My Review Of Barbara Bergmann

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, April 23, 2015

Bergmann, professor of economics at the University of Maryland, argues persuasively that women are occupationally segregated and major victims of job discrimination.

Blogs

Unit Roots, Redux

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Friday, April 24, 2015

Log GDP has both random walk and stationary components. Consumption is a pretty good indicator of the random walk component. This is also what the standard stochastic growth model predicts: a random walk technology shock induces a random walk component in output but there are transitory dynamics around that value.

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Interviews

John H. Cochrane On Bloomberg Advantage (2:10)

interview with John H. Cochrane via Bloomberg Advantage
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Hoover fellow John Cochrane discusses the Fed meeting next week and whether the interest rates will increase. Cochrane thinks it will be difficult for the Fed to raise rates based on the weakness in the economy especially the low labor force participation and slow growth.

Blogs

Bernanke And Poole On Secular Stagnation

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Does the U.S. economy face secular stagnation? I am skeptical, and the sources of my skepticism go beyond the fact that the U.S. economy looks to be well on the way to full employment today.

Featured Commentary

The Right To Herd

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Who are these traders who respond to spoofing orders by placing their own orders? Why is it a crucial goal of law and public policy to prevent Mr. Sarao from plucking their pockets?

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Featured Commentary

The 'California Comeback' Masks A More Bleak Reality

by Carson Brunovia Real Clear Markets
Thursday, April 23, 2015

What struck me as noteworthy was the analysis' first California map, which depicts a stark and concerning reality about the state's job market; it is perilously reliant on one region: the Bay Area/Silicon Valley. This is concerning because it's a relatively recent reality.

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A Monetary Policy for the Future

by John B. Taylorvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, April 23, 2015

A steady and predictable policy will greatly contribute to the performance of the economy.

 

 

Other Media

The Disintegration Of The World

quoting Michael McFaulvia The Atlantic
Wednesday, April 22, 2015

“Was ExxonMobil worried about a skirmish in Georgia? I doubt it, but now companies like that one care a lot about the details of the conflict in eastern Ukraine. The conflict in Donetsk is being closely watched day by day by multinational corporations and is influencing their decisions.”

Other Media

The New Global Marketplace Of Political Change

mentioning Larry Diamondvia The Carnegie Endowment For International Peace
Monday, April 20, 2015

Western democratic powers are no longer the dominant external shapers of political transitions around the world. A new global marketplace of political change now exists, in which varied arrays of states, including numerous nondemocracies and non-Western democracies, are influencing transitional trajectories.

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Economic Policy Working Group

 
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.

Milton and Rose Friedman: An Uncommon Couple

Policy Seminar on the economic situation in Europe