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Papers And Presentations

Fiscal Stimulus Programs During the Great Recession

by John B. Taylorvia Revisiting the 2008 Financial Crisis
Friday, November 16, 2018

Remarks prepared for the “Recession” Session at the “Workshop Series on the 2008 Financial Crisis: Causes, The Panic, The Recession, Lessons”

Analysis and Commentary

Is Setting A Price On Drugs The Same Thing As A Price Control?

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, November 12, 2018

An economist friend emailed me last night to ask me to sign a statement against the price controls on drugs that the Trump administration is proposing for Medicare. I said no.

Analysis and Commentary

Julia Belluz On Epidemiology, Nutrition, And Metabolism

by Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Monday, November 12, 2018

Science writer Julia Belluz of talks to EconTalk host Russ Roberts about the state of epidemiology, nutrition, and the relationship between obesity and metabolism.

In the News

The Trade War With China And The Problem With Intellectual Property Rights

quoting Martin Feldsteinvia Forbes
Sunday, November 11, 2018

Human development is not determined by the mechanics of Darwinian evolution, wrote the French philosopher Henri Bergson, but by our own creative impulses. The advent of farming, industrial manufacturing, the scientific method, digital technology — these have shaped modern life most.

In the News

India Can’t Work From The Centre, Says Raghuram Rajan

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Live Mint
Saturday, November 10, 2018

India works when you have many people taking up the burden. And today the central government is excessively centralised: Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan.

In the News

2 Years Of Demonetisation: What Renowned Economists Said On Note Ban

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia CNBC
Friday, November 9, 2018

On the second anniversary of demonetisation, country is still discussing the success or failure of the note ban. On November 8, 2016, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a ban on then in use Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 denomination bank notes with immediate effect.

In the News

Federal Budget: Out Of Control Number 2

quoting Niall Fergusonvia Seeking Alpha
Friday, November 9, 2018

More and more people seem to be getting concerned about the lack of fiscal discipline now being exhibited by the US government.


Amit Seru: Best Business Schools Broadcast From Stanford (20:40)

interview with Amit Seru via Bloomberg
Friday, November 9, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Amit Seru discusses financial regulation.

Analysis and Commentary

You Didn't Build That

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Friday, November 9, 2018

When former President Obama was running for re-election in 2012, he made his famous “You Didn’t Build That” speech in Roanoke, Virginia. I blogged about it back in August 2012 and got almost a record number of comments.

Analysis and Commentary

One Way To View The Midterm Results: A Market Correction

by Bill Whalenvia Forbes
Friday, November 9, 2018

Political junkies weren’t the only ones who had a busy week. Consider what America’s investor class experienced. On Monday, not quite knowing what the following day would bring, the Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 200 points – a nice change from a volatile October.


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