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Across the Great Divide: New Perspectives on the Financial Crisis

Across the Great Divide: New Perspectives on the Financial Crisis

via Hoover Press
Saturday, November 1, 2014

The financial crisis of 2008 devastated the American economy and caused U.S. policymakers to rethink their approaches to major financial crises. More than five years have passed since the collapse of Lehman Brothers, but questions still persist about the best ways to avoid and respond to future financial crises.

Featured Commentary

Growth in the New Climate Economy

by Michael Spencevia Project Syndicate
Friday, October 31, 2014

MILAN – Action to reduce carbon-dioxide emissions and mitigate climate change has long been viewed as fundamentally opposed to economic growth. Indeed, the fragility of the global economic recovery is often cited as a justification to delay such action.

Other Media

John Maynard Keynes Is the Economist the World Needs Now

with John H. Cochrane , John B. Taylorvia Bloomberg
Thursday, October 30, 2014

Is there a doctor in the house? The global economy is failing to thrive, and its caretakers are fumbling. Greece took its medicine as instructed and was rewarded with an unemployment rate of 26 percent. Portugal obeyed the budget rules; its citizens are looking for jobs in Angola and Mozambique because there are so few at home.

Interviews

Edward Lazear on the John Batchelor Show (19:18)

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Senior Fellow Edward Lazear discusses economic forecasting on the John Batchelor Show.

Interviews

Edward Lazear on Market Makers (Google)

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia Bloomberg Television
Monday, October 27, 2014

Senior Fellow Edward Paul Lazear discusses leadership at Google as a co-host on Bloomberg Market Makers.

Interviews

Edward Lazear on Market Makers (ECB Stress Tests)

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia Bloomberg Television
Monday, October 27, 2014

Senior Fellow Edward Paul Lazear discusses the European Central Bank's stress tests as a co-host on Bloomberg Market Makers.

Interviews

Edward Lazear on Market Makers (Economic Policy)

interview with Edward Paul Lazearvia Bloomberg Television
Monday, October 27, 2014

Senior Fellow Edward Paul Lazear discusses various aspects of economic policy as a co-host on Bloomberg Market Makers.

Other Media

Robert Solow on Growth and the State of Economics

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, October 27, 2014

Robert Solow, Professor Emeritus at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Nobel Laureate, talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about his hugely influential theory of growth and inspiration to create a model that better reflected the stable long-term growth of an economy. Solow contends that capital accumulation cannot explain a significant portion of the economic growth we see. He makes a critical distinction between innovation and technology, and then discusses his views on Milton Friedman and John M. Keynes.

Featured Commentary

Avoiding the Global Slowdown Blues

by Michael J. Boskinvia Wall Street Journal
Monday, October 27, 2014

Despite jitters about where the U.S. is headed, there are specific steps we can take to ensure even stronger growth.

Blogs

David Henderson on the Minimum Wage

by David R. Hendersonvia Cafe Hayek
Monday, October 27, 2014

In this video for Prager University, EconLog’s David Henderson does a splendid job explaining that minimum-wage legislation harms the very people its well-meaning proponents mean to help.

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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