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Analysis and Commentary

Rogge's Effect On Trade

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, September 20, 2018

To the direct success we have achieved—the sinking of fifteen ships of more than 100,000 tons aggregate, often with most valuable cargo—should be added the indirect effect on the trade war, such the tying-down of warships and the diversion of merchant ships near the coast, which must have resulted in a higher consumption of fuel and a slower turn-round of the ships.

In the News

Martin Feldstein On A Financial Crisis To Rival The Great Depression

featuring Martin Feldsteinvia Seeking Alpha
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Martin Feldstein, Harvard economics professor, former Chairman of the President’s Council of Economic Advisors, and president emeritus of the US National Bureau of Economic Research, has put it very bluntly: “The next US bear market is likely to be caused by a spike in 10-year Treasury yields….”

Analysis and Commentary

Does Monopsony Lead To Lower Prices?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

In an unusually critical and mainly on-target criticism of one commenter’s critiques of Amazon, Tyler Cowen writes: First, monopsony and monopoly tend to have contrasting or opposite effects. To the extent Amazon is a monopsony, that leads to higher output and lower prices.

In the News

Martin Feldstein: Next Recession Will Erase $10 Trillion

quoting Martin Feldsteinvia Wheaton Business Journal
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Harvard Economist Martin Feldstein warns that the next economic downturn could rival the Great Depression and wipe $10 trillion off U.S. household assets. “We have no ability to turn the economy around,” said Feldstein, the president emeritus of the U.S. National Bureau of Economic Research.

Renewing Indigenous Economies Talk by James A. Robinson

Monday, September 24, 2018
Hoover Institution, Stanford University

Renewing Indigenous Economics Forum invites you to a talk by James A. Robinson Professor, University of Chicago, on Why Indian Nations Fail on Monday, September 24, 2018 from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. in Stauffer Auditorium, Hoover Institution, Stanford University. 


In the News

Eliminating 'Most Problematic' Federal Regulations Saves Taxpayers $1.3 Billion This Year

quoting Casey B. Mulliganvia The Washington Times
Sunday, September 16, 2018

The Trump administration ripped up federal regulations at a record pace this year and saved taxpayers $1.3 billion, double the goal set by the president, according to an American Action Forum analysis.

In the News

A Spike In 10-Year Treasury Yields Could Trigger A Financial Crisis To Rival The Great Depression

quoting Martin Feldsteinvia Business Insider
Tuesday, September 18, 2018

The next US bear market is likely to be caused by a spike in 10-year Treasury yields and would risk setting off a $10 trillion crash in US household assets, according to Martin Feldstein, the president emeritus of the US National Bureau of Economic Research.

Bank Vault
In the News

The Long Road To The Resolution Of NPAs

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia
Monday, September 17, 2018

As the world marked the 10th anniversary of the fall of Lehman Brothers last weekend, an event which had pushed the global financial system to the verge of collapse, the discussion in the Indian context has shifted to the ongoing non-performing assets (NPA) crisis in the banking system. Indian banks, particularly public sector banks (PSBs), have accumulated a pile of bad debts and are struggling to extend credit.

Bandaged Piggybank

Lehman Got Burned Holding The Hot Potato The Government Baked

by Timothy Kanevia The Hill
Monday, September 17, 2018

Ten years ago this month, Lehman Brothers, the fourth-largest investment bank in America filed for bankruptcy. It was the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history: Lehman had over $639 billion in listed assets when it filed, sparking a global financial panic that has still not been fully absorbed.

In the News

Dodd-Frank Has Failed, Here’s What Should Replace It Says Professor

quoting Charles Calomirisvia Mortgage Professional America (MPA)
Sunday, September 16, 2018

The regulations introduced in the wake of the Great Recession have been a flop and the FHA and GSEs need to be wound-down, according to research from a Columbia Business School academic.


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