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US Experts See Positive Results From BRI On World Economy

quoting Kenneth L. Juddvia China Daily
Wednesday, August 29, 2018
China's Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) will have a positive impact in bringing countries together and benefiting the world economy, US experts said at an innovation forum held in Stanford University on Tuesday.

Lanhee Chen: Tax Cuts Lead To Future Deficits, Obama And Romney Officials Say

interview with Lanhee J. Chenvia CNBC
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lanhee Chen discusses the long-term impact from the Trump administration's tax cuts.

Analysis and Commentary

A World Of LBJs

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

This paper details an extensive and elaborate campaign using elective law enforcement offices, in coordination with major donors and activist pressure groups, to attain a policy agenda that failed through the democratic process. The plan is revealed in emails and other public records obtained during two and a half years of requests under state open records laws.

In the News

Welcome To The Neighborhood: Brokers Guilty Of Serious Misconduct May Be Closer Than You Think

mentioning Amit Seru via Financial Advisor IQ
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

By many accounts, one of the biggest problems the industry has faced since the global financial crisis of 2008 is one of trust. Tomes have been written about how the too-big-to-fail banks, hocking mortgage-backed securities, whittled away the trust of investors and the public. Yet as the industry slowly rebuilds this trust, there may be cause for alarm in the chair right next to you. New research has revealed just how endemic brokers with severe misconduct violations may be throughout the country and the industry.

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The Consequences Of Land Ownership

by Gary D. Libecapvia Defining Ideas
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

A comparison between the United States and Latin America shows the power of property rights.


Carbon Taxes: The Most Efficient Way To Reduce Emissions

by George P. Shultzvia PolicyEd
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

A revenue neutral carbon tax would automatically encourage consumers and producers to shift toward energy sources that emit less carbon.


Lee Ohanian On 4% Growth: "It's Really Very Predictable That We Should Be Having An Economic Boom, Because..."

interview with Lee Ohanianvia The John Batchelor Show
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Hoover Institution fellow Lee Ohanian discusses his Wall Street Journal article "The Good Times Can Roll On."

Analysis and Commentary

Epstein On Trump's Influence On The Economy

by David R. Hendersonvia Econlib
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

My Hoover colleague Richard Epstein is a law professor, not an economist.

In the News

Study: 'Medicare For All' Proposal Would Cost $32.6 Trillion Over 10 Years, Lead To Massive Tax Hikes

mentioning Charles Blahousvia Watchdog
Tuesday, August 28, 2018

A new study from the Mercatus Center calculates the total cost, and lays out the likely ripple effects, of U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders' proposed “Medicare for All” (M4A) legislation.

Economic Policy

Economic Policy under Trade War Conditions: Can China Move Beyond Tit for Tat?

by Barry Naughtonvia China Leadership Monitor
Wednesday, August 29, 2018

It has proven extremely difficult for China to deal effectively with Donald Trump’s economic agenda.  


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