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Nobel Laureate Prof. Thomas J. Sargent Pays Call On XMU Economics Faculty And Students

featuring Thomas J. Sargentvia Xiamen University
Sunday, February 26, 2017

At the invitation of XMU, Professor Thomas J. Sargent, the Nobel Economics Prize winner of 2011, and Prof. Zhu Shenghao from University of Singapore visited XMU between Feb. 19-20, 2017. Born in 1943 in Pasadena, California, Prof. Sargent currently works in NYU, specializing in research on macroeconomics, monetary economics, and time series. 

In the News

Charles Lane: A Fresh Way To Do The Math On Trade

quoting Lee Ohanianvia The Morning Call
Friday, February 24, 2017

The first thing you need to know about the latest controversy involving President Donald Trump's alleged attempt to manipulate economic data for political purposes is that Bernie Sanders probably would have done the same thing, and quite possibly Hillary Clinton, too.

Analysis and Commentary

Quinones Versus Eberstadt

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, February 24, 2017

We have demonized government and laughed at government and called it incompetent, not paid taxes to support it. 

Analysis and Commentary

Kenneth Arrow, RIP

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Yesterday, Nobel Prize winning economist Kenneth Arrow died. Many first-rate appreciations of him have been published and I won't try to duplicate what they have said.

Analysis and Commentary

Name Unmentioned, Trump Still Dominates The Munich Security Conference

by Alice Hillvia Lawfare
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Even where speakers took pains to avoid uttering it, the name “Donald Trump” still dominated the 53rd Munich Security Conference this past weekend.

Analysis and Commentary

Identifying A Monopoly: It's More Than Just Market Share

via Policyed.org
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Market share alone doesn’t make a company a monopoly. The critical feature of a monopoly is its ability to prevent others from offering competing products or services. And often, it’s the government that’s keeping entrepreneurs out.

Interviews

UBS Knowledge Network Q&A Series: A Conversation With John Taylor

interview with John B. Taylorvia UBS Knowledge Network
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow John Taylor discusses the economic and regulatory polices that will stimulate growth.

Analysis and Commentary

A Border Tax Adjustment Will Cost U.S. Consumers

by Melvyn B. Kraussvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Republicans in Congress have come up with what they think is a great way to pay for President Trump's corporate-tax cuts: a so-called border tax adjustment, which would provide a rebate for exports while placing an added duty on the country's much larger volume of imports.

Analysis and Commentary

How San Diego Built A Bridge Over The Wall

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

That's the title of a great article in Politico by Ethan Epstein. There's so much interesting in there: How forward-looking San Diegans figured out how to get a better airport without using a military base--and why. 

Interviews

Bill Whalen On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Bill Whalenvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Hoover Institution fellow Bill Whalen discusses what President Trump might say to Congress in one week’s time as well as the problems related to the potential secession of California.

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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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