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Interviews

US Recovery... Where's The Growth?: Ed Lazear

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear shares his thoughts on job growth and concern about unemployment.

Interviews

Fed Hike Won't Impact Markets: Ed Lazear

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia CNBC
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow Ed Lazear shares his thoughts on the pullback in the markets.

In the News

The Icebreaker Gap

quoting Admiral Gary Rougheadvia Politico
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Russia has 40 powerful ships to clear lanes through crucial Arctic waters. America is down to 2.

Analysis and Commentary

A Counterexample For Scott Alexander

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

I enjoyed Bryan Caplan's post early this morning. In my view, the best comments so far are by Daniel Fountain and by Thomas B, although Mike Hammock and Hasdrubal make good points also.

In the News

How America Can Link Its Currency Back To Gold Standard

quoting Milton Friedmanvia Breitbart.com
Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Judy Shelton, Ph.D. closed out the conservative Jackson Hole Summit this past weekend by offering a practical pathway to re-restore the U.S. dollar as a gold-backed currency without economic disruption by having the Fed pledge about 7 percent of America’s gold in Fort Knox as collateral to issue gold-convertible Treasury Bonds.

In the News

Weekend Roundup: Refugees And Market Woes Put World On Edge

quoting Michael Spencevia Huffington Post
Friday, August 28, 2015

The undertow of China's slackening economy and the mounting tide of refugees pushing through border after border in Europe put the world on edge this week. After spiraling down, volatile stock markets rallied back, for now.

Interviews

John Taylor: Time To Normalize Rates Now

interview with John B. Taylorvia CNBC
Monday, August 31, 2015

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor explains why he thinks the Federal Reserve should raise interest rates in September and why it could be a mistake to wait until the end of 2015.

In the News

Hannon’s Take: One Less Thing To Worry About

quoting Niall Fergusonvia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, August 31, 2015

Although the exact timing remains uncertain, at some point over coming months the monetary policies of the world’s leading central banks will almost certainly diverge further, as the U.S. Federal Reserve and the Bank of England tighten, while the European Central Bank, the Bank of Japan and the People’s Bank of China continue to ease.

Analysis and Commentary

Bio Of Eugene Fama

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, August 28, 2015

His major early contribution was to show that stock markets are efficient (See efficient capital markets). The term "efficient" here does not mean what it normally means in economics--namely, that benefits minus costs are maximized.

In the News

Roughly 5 Million People Left California In The Last Decade. See Where They Went.

quoting Carson Brunovia Sacramento Bee
Friday, August 28, 2015

An unprecedented number of Californians left for other states during the last decade, according to new tax return data from the Internal Revenue Service.


Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/site-services/databases/article32679753.html#storylink=cpy

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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