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Policy Seminar with Erik Hurst

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Policy Seminar with Erik Hurst

Erik Hurst, V. Duane Rath Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, and Deputy Director of the Becker Friedman Institute, talked about “The Transformation of Manufacturing and the Decline in U.S. Employment.”

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Policy Seminar with Casey Mulligan

Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Annenberg Conference Room, Lou Henry Hoover Building

Casey Mulligan, Professor of Economics at the University of Chicago, discussed “The Employer Penalty, Voluntary Compliance, and the Size Distribution of Firms: Evidence from a Survey of Small Businesses.”

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Analysis and Commentary

Perspective On Yellen

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, February 15, 2018

Donna Borak of CNN Money interviewed me early in February for her piece on outgoing Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen.The piece is "Yellen's historic legacy: Wise caution and a successful recovery," CNN Money, February 3, 2018.

Analysis and Commentary

Why Bryan Caplan Won His Gasoline Bet

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

For some reason, I didn't know about co-blogger Bryan Caplan's bet about gasoline prices with Tyler Cowen, but if I had, I would have taken his side of the bet.

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Deficits

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, February 14, 2018

The graph is federal surplus (up) or deficit (down), not counting interest costs, divided by potential GDP. I made it for another purpose, but it is interesting in these fiscally ... interesting .. times.Taking interest costs out is a way of assessing overall fiscal stability. If you pay the...

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The Father Of The Taylor Rule: A Defence Of Rules At WES 2018

featuring John B. Taylorvia The Boar
Monday, February 5, 2018

John B. Taylor’s speech at the Warwick Economics Summit offered meaningful insight into the challenges that continue to face monetary policymakers all over the world.Taylor is currently Mary and Robert Raymond Professor of Economics at Stanford University, and is best known for his seminal contribution to monetary economics, the Taylor rule. Given Taylor’s longstanding distinguished status in the field of monetary economics, it is essential that future leaders of the world economy heed his advice.

In the News

Is Higher Education Worth It?

mentioning Russell Robertsvia The National Review
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

I just finished listening to a particularly excellent episode of EconTalk (my second favorite podcast). Russ Roberts had his old friend Bryan Caplan on to talk about his new book, The Case Against Education, which I've been dipping in and out of in my copious free time. 

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In the News

Republicans Have Forgotten They Hate Deficits

quoting John H. Cochrane via The New York Times
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Since the 2008 financial crisis, conservative economists and Republican politicians have claimed several policy errors were holding back economic growth and contributing to a painfully slow recovery, including lackluster wage growth.

Analysis and Commentary

Lanhee Chen: A Spending Problem

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia Townhall
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

President Trump earned significant praise for his first State of the Union Address—and for good reason. It presented an affirmative vision for what unified Republican governance can accomplish. It also laid out policy priorities to keep the homeland secure and strengthen our economy.

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Analysis and Commentary

Economics Everywhere Even In Sports

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

Early February in even years not divisible by 4 is one of my favorite times. First, the AT&T golf tournament is here and, although I'm not a big fan of golf (cue Mark Twain), I get to see gorgeous views from the Goodyear blimp of an area less than 2 miles as the crow flies (and that crow does fly straight) from where I live.

 

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