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Saez and Zucman on the Republican Tax Plan

Emmanuel Saez & Gabriel Zucman: Republican tax plan slams workers and job creators in favor of the rich and inherited wealth, by Emmanuel Saez & Gabriel Zucman: The tax plan released by Republicans in Congress and praised by President Donald...

Flatter Yield Curve? December Rate Hike?

Two from Tim Duy. First: The Unintended Consequences of a Flatter Yield Curve, by Tim Duy: It was supposed to be easy. When the Federal Reserve started hiking the federal funds rate, longer-term interest rates would rise. After all, they...

The Rise and Future of Progressive Redistribution

Peter Lindert at VoxEU: The rise and future of progressive redistribution, by Peter Lindert: What have governments done to shift national income towards the poor at the expense of those better off? The question deserves a global history, especially in...

Economics Gets Out More Often: Using Extramural Citations to Assess Economic Scholarship

From VoxEU: Economics gets out more often: Using extramural citations to assess economic scholarship, by Josh Angrist, Pierre Azoulay, Glenn Ellison, Ryan Hill, and Susan Lu: The 2017 Nobel in Memorial Prize Economic Sciences, awarded to University of Chicago’s Richard...

Productivity Growth and Real Interest Rates in the Long Run

Kurt G. Lunsford of the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland: Productivity Growth and Real Interest Rates in the Long Run: Despite the unemployment rate's return to low levels, inflation-adjusted or "real" interest rates have remained negative. One popular explanation for...

US Wages: The Short-Term Mystery Resolved

Tim Taylor: US Wages: The Short-Term Mystery Resolved: The Great Recession ended more than eight years ago, in June 2009. The US unemployment rate declined slowly after that, but it has now been below 5.0% every month for more than....

Paul Krugman: Everybody Hates the Trump Tax Plan

"The only significant winners would be those making more than $1 million a year.": Everybody Hates the Trump Tax Plan, by Paul Krugman, NY Times: Looking at the reactions to Republican tax plans, I found myself remembering what people used...

Should We Reject the Natural Rate Hypothesis?

Olivier Blanchard: Should We Reject the Natural Rate Hypothesis?, by Olivier Blanchard, PIIE: Fifty years ago, Milton Friedman articulated the natural rate hypothesis. It was composed of two sub-hypotheses: First, the natural rate of unemployment is independent of monetary policy....

Paul Krugman: Republican Class Warfare: The Next Generation

"This isn’t just ordinary class warfare; it’s class warfare aimed at perpetuating inequality into the next generation.": Republican Class Warfare: The Next Generation, by Paul Krugman: The other day, Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, admitted to The New York...

FRBSF FedViews

"A major contributor to low inflation is the health-care services sector": FRBSF FedViews: Adam Shapiro, research advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, stated his views on the current economy and the outlook as of November 9, 2017....

Taking Stock

Tim Duy: Taking Stock, by Tim Duy: At some point every year I sense a need to reset and clarify my baseline views on the economy and monetary policy. This is that time....Continued here...

Did the Rise of China Help or Harm the US? Let's not forget Basic Macro

Douglas Campbell: Did the Rise of China Help or Harm the US? Let's not forget Basic Macro: This is a question which was posed to me after I presented last week at the Federal Reserve Board in DC. Presenting there...

Paul Krugman: Trump and Ryan Versus the Little People

"The end result of this tax bill would be to leave most working Americans, even those who wouldn’t face direct tax increases, worse off, all for the benefit of a tiny minority": Trump and Ryan Versus the Little People, by...

Trade Policy and the Macroeconomy

Barry Eichengreen: Trade Policy and the Macroeconomy, by Barry Eichengreen, IMF: It’s an honor and privilege to have been asked to deliver the Mundell-Fleming Lecture. It’s also a bit intimidating. I won’t read off the entire list of luminaries who...

Taking a Crack at Neoliberalism

Dani Rodrik: Taking a Crack at Neoliberalism, by Dani Rodrik:..my new piece “Rescuing Economics from Neoliberalism,” just out in the Boston Review.... Here is the core of it: That neoliberalism is a slippery, shifting concept, with no explicit...

Paul Krugman: Trump, Gillespie and the Same Old Party

"And the cynic would be right": Trump, Gillespie and the Same Old Party, by Paul Krugman, NY Times: Since last year’s presidential election a number of establishment Republicans have very publicly wrung their hands over what has happened to their...

Fed Will Keep the Rate Hikes Coming

Tim Duy: Fed Will Keep the Rate Hikes Coming, by Tim Duy: Lots of news from last week, most of which supported the Fed’s current anticipated rate path of one 25bp hike in December followed by three more in 2018....

Paul Krugman: Donald Trump, Paul Ryan and the Con Man Caucus

"The big question should be, why do any of this?": Donald Trump, Paul Ryan and the Con Man Caucus, by Paul Krugman, NY Times:...On Thursday, House Republicans unveiled a tax “reform” bill with the same good order and careful...

Economy Not Likely Easy For Next Fed Chair

Tim Duy: Economy Not Likely Easy For Next Fed Chair, by Tim Duy: The U.S. appears set to enter a more risky phase of the business cycle as the Federal Reserve attempts to glide the economy into a so-called soft-landing....

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