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Analysis and Commentary

Can A United Front Deal With China?

by Michael R. Auslinvia The Hill
Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Far from correcting course after the revelations of its global propaganda campaign over the coronavirus pandemic that had started in Wuhan, the Chinese Communist Party is doubling down in its attempts to squash any criticism of Beijing. The latest victim of this Chinese government bullying is Brussels, where the European Union planned to release a report calling out the both overt and covert Chinese disinformation campaign.


Kevin Warsh: Response Not Enough To Avoid A Long And Deep Recession

interview with Kevin Warshvia Live Wire
Thursday, April 23, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Warsh discusses the economic ramifications of COVID-19 and the response so far of policymakers.

In the News

Coronavirus: Long Term Lockdown ‘Not A Sustainable Solution’

quoting Bjorn Lomborgvia
Sunday, April 12, 2020

A long term lockdown in a bid to stop the spread of the coronavirus could do more harm than good, a Danish political scientist has warned.

In the News

The Big State Is Back

cited Steven J. Davisvia Australian Financial Review Magazine
Saturday, April 4, 2020

[Subscription required] Economic policymaking has been turned on its head as the Australian government deliberately engineers a recession to preserve lives.

In the News

Chilling Reasons Australia Is Headed For Its First Recession In 29 Years Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

quoting Kevin Hassettvia Brinkwire
Thursday, March 12, 2020

Australia is heading for its first recession in 29 years if countries continue to enforce containment measures to halt the spread of the deadly coronavirus, a top economist has warned.


Kevin Hassett: Will The Global Economy Recover From COVID-19?

interview with Kevin Hassettvia The Australian Financial Review
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Kevin Hassett discusses what the COVID-19 crisis means for China, Australia, and the US.

In the News

Study: When It Comes To Polarization Across The Globe, America Leads The Way

cited Morris P. Fiorina, Shanto Iyengarvia Palo Alto Online
Monday, January 20, 2020

Researchers seek to understand why America's political divide has grown faster and larger than those in eight other democracies

In the News

Chief Economist Update: As Low As Lowe Will Go

mentioning John B. Taylorvia Financial Standard (Australia)
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

The RBA's growth and inflation forecasts and the Taylor Rule calls for just one more rate cut next year.

In the News

One Explanation For Weak Wage Growth: Workers’ Reluctance To Switch Jobs

quoting Steven J. Davisvia The Wall Street Journal
Sunday, November 17, 2019

Central banks should monitor job-market churn as a stronger predictor of pay, prices and productivity than unemployment, say some economists.


Climate Clarity

by John H. Cochranevia Grumpy Economist
Saturday, November 16, 2019

China uses half again more energy than the US, to produce  $13.6 trillion vs. $20.5 trillion of GDP. That energy is strikingly weighted to coal (90 vs. 14  QBTU).