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The United States: An Exceptional Case? A Webinar With Stephen Haber

interview with Stephen Habervia ProMarket
Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Hoover Institution fellow Stephen Haber joins a discussion concerning whether or not the US is a land where free markets and antitrust enforcement have historically kept monopolies under control.

Analysis and Commentary

A Little Financial-Econometric History

by John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist
Monday, July 6, 2020

The issues that have cropped up in applying present value ideas to government finance, in my last post, caused me to write up a little financial-econometric history, which seems worth passing on to blog readers. The lessons of the 1980s and 1990s are fading with time, and we should avoid having to re-learn such hard-won lessons. (Warning: this post uses mathjax to display equations.)

In the News

If SA’s Serious About Changing Course It Must Adopt Sowell’s Ideas Of Freedom

featuring Thomas Sowellvia City Press
Monday, July 6, 2020

On June 30, one of the greatest men in the history of classical liberalism celebrated his 90th birthday. Thomas Sowell stands as one of the greatest thinkers in the tradition of individual rights and economic freedom, of pushing back against the ever-controlling grasp of a stifling central government. Given South Africa is in the midst of the Covid-19 lockdown, with little hope of where we can turn for growth in the future, there is no better time than now to discover the works of Sowell, and advocate for the ideas he holds.

Analysis and Commentary

The Surplus Process

by John H. Cochranevia The Grumpy Economist
Monday, July 6, 2020

How should we model surpluses and deficits? In finishing up a recent article and chapter 5 and 6 of a Fiscal Theory of the Price Level update, a bunch of observations coalesced that are worth passing on in blog post form.

In the News

What COVID-19 Means For Financial Globalisation

quoting Charles Calomirisvia World Finance
Monday, July 6, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic may reinforce segmentation in world markets, exacerbating a trend that has been gathering pace since the financial crisis.

Analysis and Commentary

The Mob Lost And The System Won

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Monday, July 6, 2020

On June 12, I posted briefly about the efforts of Justin Wolfers and other economists to get Harald Uhlig fired from his position as editor of the Journal of Political Economy.


The North American Trade Dividend

by H. R. McMaster, Pablo Tortolerovia The Wall Street Journal
Monday, July 6, 2020

The revised U.S.-Mexico-Canada pact will help post-Covid recovery and lure jobs back from China.

In the News

Trump's Payroll Tax Cut Boosts Blacks 'Most,' Could Add 2M-3M Jobs: Analysis

quoting Casey B. Mulliganvia The Washington Examiner
Monday, July 6, 2020

Black workers, the economy, and the jobless would benefit from President Trump’s proposed payroll tax cut, part of the negotiations for a new coronavirus stimulus package, according to an anti-tax group. In a new report provided to Secrets, the Committee to Unleash Prosperity said that Trump’s No. 1 goal of cutting taxes will help African Americans “disproportionately” because they pay more in paycheck taxes, according to studies.

In the News

$600 Federal Unemployment Checks To Be Extended?

quoting Steven J. Davisvia Forbes
Monday, July 6, 2020

There’s been an understandable outpouring of interest about the possibility of a second round of stimulus checks – when, how much, and who will get it? But the upcoming expiration of the $600 per week federal unemployment benefit program, an issue with much deeper economic implications, has been moving to the forefront as its July 31 expiration date draws closer with each passing day.

Analysis and Commentary

A True Economic Stimulus Plan

by Casey B. Mulligan, Stephen Moorevia The Wall Street Journal
Thursday, July 2, 2020

Don’t extend benefits for unemployment. Suspend the payroll tax to spur work and growth.


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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.

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