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Interviews

Michael Petrilli: The Challenges Faced By America’s High-Achieving, Low-Income Students

interview with Michael J. Petrillivia Education Gadfly
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Michael Petrilli and Tim Daly, a founding partner of EdNavigator, discuss how we can better serve high-achieving, low-income students.

Amy Zegart on American attitudes toward torture
Analysis and Commentary

Obama Trumped Trump

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

One of the great things about blogging is the frequent times one learns from commenters. The Trump tweet on the unemployment rate is a case in point.

In the News

Populist Eurosceptics Have A Nationalist Vision Of The Future – But It Rests On Flawed Assumptions

quoting Josef Joffevia The Conversation
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Euroscepticism is on the rise across Europe, as populists from both the left and right hold up their retrograde visions of gloriously assertive and blissfully self-reliant nation states. The installation of a populist and eurosceptic government in Italy in recent weeks, after months of political wrangling, is just the latest episode of this saga.

In the News

Trade War A 'Lose-Lose' Situation: Raghuram Rajan

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Economic Times (India)
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Former RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan expressed concern over escalation of trade war between the US and China saying it would be a "lose-lose" situation if the two major economies carry out their threats. 

In the News

Italy And The End Of The Euro

quoting Victor Davis Hansonvia American Thinker
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

At the time Italy joined the European Monetary Union (EMU) in 1999 on its way to full-fledged membership in the eurozone in January 2002, economists debated whether this never-tried-before experiment will succeed or not. 

In the News

Raghuram Rajan Bats For Better India-China Trade Relations; Sees Silver Lining In Trump’s Trade War

featuring Raghuram Rajanvia Financial Express (India)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Former RBI Chairman Raghuram Rajan called for good trade relations between India and China, as they can do a lot of economic activities together. Is there a silver lining in the ongoing trade war?

Interviews

CNBC Interview: Raghuram Rajan, Professor Of Finance At Chicago Booth

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia CNBC
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan discusses the possibility of the next recession when and if indeed it's likely to happen in the next 12 to 18 months as well as the combination of rising interest rates and some untoward action on trade.

In the News

Raghuram Rajan Sees Em Stress But No Asia 'Clear And Present Danger'

quoting Raghuram Rajanvia Economic Times (India)
Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Emerging markets will face stress as they cope with a stronger dollar and rising interest rates but Asia appears to be insulated, for now, according to Raghuram Rajan, former governor of the Reserve Bank of India.

Interest Rates
Interviews

No Clear Danger In Asia As EM Faces Stress, Ex-RBI Chief Raghuram Rajan Says

interview with Raghuram Rajanvia Bloomberg Quint
Monday, June 4, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Raghuram Rajan says that emerging markets will face stress as they cope with a stronger dollar and rising interest rates, but Asia appears to be insulated, for now. Rajan notes that the central banks need to understand the consequences of their actions on other countries.

Analysis and Commentary

Trump's Unemployment Tweet

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Sunday, June 3, 2018

As most economists who follow the unemployment statistics released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics probably know, President Trump broke with a strong tradition by tweeting, over an hour before the official release date, a hint about what the statistics would be.

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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