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Paul Krugman: Nasty, Brutish and Trump

"there’s a faction in our country that sees public action for the public good, no matter how justified, as part of a conspiracy to destroy our freedom": Nasty, Brutish and Trump, by Paul Krugman, NY Times: On Wednesday, after listening...

Economic Fluctuations and Growth Research Meeting

I am here today: Economic Fluctuations and Growth Research Meeting Andrew Atkeson and Monika Piazzesi, Organizers Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco February 23, 2018 Friday, February 23 9:00 am Fatih Guvenen, University of Minnesota and NBER Gueorgui Kambourov, University...

Fedspeak and the January FOMC Minutes

Tim Duy: Fedspeak Reiterates Gradual Path: Fed speakers continue to reiterate that policy remains on a gradual path of tightening. So far, the inflation data and brightening economy has more emboldened their commitment to gradual rate hikes than a faster...

On the Link between US Pay and Productivity

Anna Stansbury and Lawrence Summers at VoxEU: On the link between US pay and productivity, by Anna Stansbury and Lawrence Summers, VoxEU: Pay growth for middle class workers in the US has been abysmal over recent decades – in real.....

Inflation, General Data Flow, Fiscal Stimulus, And Implications For Monetary Policy

Tim Duy: Inflation, General Data Flow, Fiscal Stimulus, And Implications For Monetary Policy, by Tim Duy: The data flow remains supportive of the Fed’s forecast of sustained moderate growth. A spike in prices, however, drove core CPI inflation to the...

Paul Krugman: Budgets, Bad Faith and ‘Balance’

"our job, whether we’re policy analysts or journalists, isn’t to be “balanced”; it’s to tell the truth": Budgets, Bad Faith and ‘Balance’, by Paul Krugman, NY Times: Over the past couple of months Republicans have passed or proposed three big...

Paul Krugman: Trump Doesn’t Give a Dam

"Trump’s offer on infrastructure is this: nothing": Trump Doesn’t Give a Dam, by Paul Krugman, NY Times: Donald Trump doesn’t give a dam. Or a bridge. Or a road. Or a sewer system. Or any of the other things we...

FRBSF: The Current Economy and the Outlook

From the San Francisco Fed: FRBSF Fed Views: Fernanda Nechio, research advisor at the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, stated her views on the current economy and the outlook as of February 8, 2018. Based on the advance estimate...

Stick To The Forecast

Tim Duy: Stick To The Forecast, by Tim Duy: So far, I’d say this is small potatoes… -- New York Federal Reserve President William Dudley, February 8, 2018 All that said, given the fundamental factors in place that should support...

Pau Krugman: Fraudulence of the Fiscal Hawks

"...pretending to care about the deficit served several useful political purposes": Fraudulence of the Fiscal Hawks, by Paul Krugman, NY Times: In 2011, House Republicans, led by Paul Ryan, issued a report full of dire warnings about the dangers of...

Angus Deaton on the Under-Discussed Driver of Inequality in America: “It’s Easier for Rent-Seekers to Affect Policy Here Than In Much of Europe”

"In an interview with ProMarket, Nobel Prize-winning economist Angus Deaton talks about the connection of rent-seeking and monopolization to rising inequality": Angus Deaton on the Under-Discussed Driver of Inequality in America: “It’s Easier for Rent-Seekers to Affect Policy Here Than...

On the Uses (and Abuses) of Economath: The Malthusian Models

Douglas Campbell: On the Uses (and Abuses) of Economath: The Malthusian Models: Many American undergraduates in Economics interested in doing a Ph.D. are surprised to learn that the first year of an Econ Ph.D. feels much more like entering a...

Paul Krugman: Has Trumphoria Finally Hit a Wall?

"all of this would be manageable if key policymakers could be counted on to act effectively": Has Trumphoria Finally Hit a Wall?, by Paul Krugman, NY Times: When talking about stock markets, there are three rules you have to remember....

Moving Pieces

Tim Duy: Moving Pieces, by Tim Duy: There are lots of moving pieces right now. So many that few wanted to step in front of last week’s selling on Wall Street. I am going to try to sort out some...

Paul Krugman: The Gang That Couldn’t Think Straight

"lower-level Fed appointments are becoming cause for concern": The Gang That Couldn’t Think Straight, by Paul Krugman, NY Times:...A remarkable number of Trump appointees have been forced out over falsified credentials, unethical practices or racist remarks. And you can...

Economy Adds 200,000 Jobs in January

Dean Baker: Economy Adds 200,000 Jobs in January, Black Unemployment Jumps 0.9 Percentage Points, CEPR: The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that the economy added 200,000 jobs in January. With modest downward revisions to the prior two months data, this...

Fed Stands Pat, But More Rate Hikes Are On The Way

Tim Duy: Fed Stands Pat, But More Rate Hikes Are On The Way, by Tim Duy: As anticipated, the Fed left rates unchanged at the conclusion of yesterday’s FOMC meeting. The statement was little changed but the handful of revisions...

Monetary Policy with Negative Nominal Interest Rates

Gauti Eggertsson, Ragnar Juelsrud, and Ella Getz Wold at VoxEU: Monetary policy with negative nominal interest rates: Economists disagree on the macroeconomic role of negative interest rates. This column describes how, due to an apparent zero lower bound on deposit...

Real-Time Estimates of Potential GDP: Should the Fed Really Be Hitting the Brakes?

Olivier Coibion, Yuriy Gorodnichenko, and Mauricio Ulate at the CBPP: Real-Time Estimates of Potential GDP: Should the Fed Really Be Hitting the Brakes?: Summary The most recent releases of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) imply that the current level of U.S....

Population Ageing and the Macroeconomy

Noëmie Lisack, Rana Sajedi and Gregory Thwaites at Bank Underground: Population ageing and the macroeconomy: An unprecedented ageing process is unfolding in industrialised economies. The share of the population over 65 has gone from 8% in 1950 to almost 20%...

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