Blog Profile / Greg Mankiw's Blog


URL :http://gregmankiw.blogspot.com
Filed Under:Business & Finance / Economics
Posts on Regator:891
Posts / Week:2.5
Archived Since:June 7, 2008

Blog Post Archive

After Obamacare

Republicans in Congress talk regularly about repealing the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare. They have not, however, said much about what they will replace it with. One possibility is the plan described here.

McCloskey on Piketty

A long, discursive, and compelling review essay.

Elmendorf for CBO Director

Roll Call speculates about who the next director of the Congressional Budget Office might be. This is a key decision facing the newly elected GOP-controlled Congress. After giving a talk at CBO on Thursday and participating in its Academic...Show More Summary

National Economists Club

If you are in the DC area, you can hear me speak on November 13. Click here for more information.

Charles Murray on Ayn Rand

A great and balanced essay. Thanks to Alex Tabarrok for the pointer.

Head Section Leader in Ec 10

Love teaching introductory economics? Want to live in the Boston area? Well, then, I have a job for you.

Congrats!

Congratulations to the recipients of the 2014 Economist Educators Best in Class Teaching Award. These three were chosen by the Board of the National Economics Teaching Association (NETA) from numerous submissions. Prizes are provided by Cengage Learning. Show More Summary

Where danger lurks

A nice essay by Olivier Blanchard on the lessons we should learn from the financial crisis and Great Recession.

On Textbook Prices

NPR takes a look. Generally, a good and balanced treatment. But they play a bit too fast and loose with the difference between high and rising. Some of the hypotheses they suggest can explain high prices but not rising prices.

A VoxEU Course Companion

Teachers of intermediate macroeconomics will find this new book of interest: This Vox EU Course Companion, the first in the series, is a collection of carefully selected Vox columns designed to supplement Mankiw’s Macroeconomics textbook. Show More Summary

The IMF on Infrastructure

The IMF endorses the free-lunch view of infrastructure spending. That is, an IMF study suggests that the expansionary effects are sufficiently large that debt-financed infrastructure spending could reduce the debt-GDP ratio over time. Show More Summary

Monetary Policy Rules

Here is a website that gives up-to-date graphs of several policy rules.

Grading in Ec 10

An instructor in introductory economics asks: I have a question that may be of interest to the students and faculty who read your blog. In searching the archives of your blog, I did not see a blog post on the following: How do you assess and evaluate those students? I have a colleague who administers only one assessment - a final. Show More Summary

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