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Economic Policy

Supply-Side Structural Reform at Mid-year: Compliance, Initiative, and Unintended Consequences

by Barry Naughtonvia China Leadership Monitor
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Implementation of supply-side reforms has now passed to provincial governments.

In the News

How Risky Is Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Limited Stock?

quoting Stephen Haber, Charles Calomirisvia The Motley Fool
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Oversea-Chinese Banking Corp Limited (SGX: O39) is one of Southeast Asia’s largest banks with total assets of nearly S$400 billion at the moment. It is also one of the largest stocks in Singapore’s market with its market capitalisation of S$35.9 billion.

Analysis and Commentary

The Nationalization Of U.S. Mortgages

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

First, banks have partially withdrawn from the mortgage game after facing swathes of new rules and $110 billion of fines for misconduct. They still own mortgage-backed bonds and they still make home loans to wealthy folk, which they keep on their balance-sheets.

Featured

How To Fight Secular Stagnation

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Much of the world, especially the advanced economies, has been mired in a pattern of slow and declining GDP growth in recent years, causing many to wonder whether this is becoming a semi-permanent condition – so-called “secular stagnation.” 

Interviews

David Henderson On The Financial Exchange (WRKO Boston)

interview with David R. Hendersonvia SoundCloud
Monday, August 29, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow David Henderson discusses why he is opposed to a VAT (Value Added Tax).

Analysis and Commentary

Stonewalling Discovery On The Net Worth Sweep

by Richard A. Epsteinvia Forbes
Monday, August 29, 2016

More procedural objections throw more sand in the gears of the GSE Litigation.

In the News

Culture The Engine That Drives Economic And Social Success

featuring Thomas Sowellvia Troy Media (Canada)
Monday, August 29, 2016

Economist Thomas Sowell believe that for a culture to be successful it must learn to adapt and refine ideas that come from elsewhere.

Analysis and Commentary

Sunday Reading

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, August 28, 2016

On Gary's goofs, smugglers solve alleged public good problem, FDA-caused massive deaths, and reparations from descendants of slave owners.

Federal Reserve
In the News

Mixed Messages Threaten Fed’s Credibility

quoting John B. Taylorvia e21, Economic Policies for the 21st Century
Sunday, August 28, 2016

On Friday Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen presented the opening remarks for the Kansas City Fed’s prestigious annual conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. She took the opportunity to outline what she sees as a strengthening argument in favor of tightening monetary policy.

In the News

Weekly Briefing No. 43: The Fed Knows It Needs Disrupting.

quoting Kevin Warshvia The Financial Revolutionist
Saturday, August 27, 2016

This week, we ponder the need for disruption at the Fed and the rise of robot tellers in the land down under. The Israeli start-up scene, Berlin’s fintech rise, Ripple’s dis of banks’ digital coin plans and a look at LendUp are also on our radar.

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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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