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Analysis and Commentary

Canada Can't Dodge Two Bullets

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, October 24, 2016

At this writing, the odds that Hillary Clinton will defeat Donald Trump for the U.S. presidency are very high.

Analysis and Commentary

A Behavioral New-Keynesian Model

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Monday, October 24, 2016

Xavier Gabaix presented at the October 21 NBER Economic Fluctuations and growth meeting.

In the News

Nation’s Deep Divisions Won’t End On Election Day

quoting Morris P. Fiorinavia San Jose Mercury News
Sunday, October 23, 2016

In another political universe just four short years ago, the two leading candidates for president shook each other’s hands before debating, never referred to one another by their first names and kept their Twitter feeds G-rated.

In the News

Sorry, Donald Trump: The U.S. Can’t Grow Like India And China

mentioning Michael Spencevia The Washington Post
Friday, October 21, 2016

In the debate on Wednesday night, Donald Trump compared America’s lackluster economic growth to that of India and China. For the United States, the comparison didn’t look good.

Social Security
Analysis and Commentary

Krugman's Strange View About Planning For The Future

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Saturday, October 22, 2016

Paul Krugman, in a post today titled "Debt, Diversion, Distraction," argues, as his title implies, that we get diverted and distracted from more important issues if we worry about the coming high deficits and debt. His reasoning is faulty.

Analysis and Commentary

Bio Of Paul Krugman

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, October 21, 2016

In 2008, U.S. economist Paul Krugman won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences. Krugman, one of the best-known economists in the world, is familiar to the public mainly through his regular column in the New York Times and for his New York Times blog titled "The Conscience of a Liberal." 


Out Of Ammunition To Combat Recession?

by Michael J. Boskinvia Project Syndicate
Friday, October 21, 2016

Economic forecasts for 2017 project continued frailty in the global economy, and subpar growth for most countries and regions.

Policy Seminar with Ken Judd

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
George Shultz Conference Room, Herbert Hoover Memorial Building

Ken Judd, the Paul H. Bauer Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution, discussed his work on “Optimal Carbon Policy with Business Cycle and Climate Risks” and presented his paper, “The Social Cost of Carbon with Economic and Climate Risks,” joint with joint with Yongyang Cai (Hoover Institution) and Thomas Lontzek (University of Zurich).


Niall Ferguson: Democracy Around The World Is In Crisis

interview with Niall Fergusonvia Bloomberg
Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson discusses the rise of populism in politics, where populism hasn't worked and the outlook for China's transformation. 


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