Blog Profile / Greg Mankiw's Blog

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Archived Since:June 7, 2008

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Strong Words from Meg

I don't know Meg Whitman well, but I have met her a few times and have always been impressed. So this statement from her, writing as former Finance Co-chair of the Chris Christie campaign, caught my eye:" Chris Christie's endorsement of Donald Trump is an astonishing display of political opportunism. Show More Summary

More on the Sanders Plan

Christina and David Romer take a close look at Gerald Friedman's analysis of Bernie Sanders's economic plan.

Misunderstanding Marco

I like Marco Rubio and hope that he, rather than Donald Trump, gets the Republican nomination. In particular, I think his tax plan includes a lot of good ideas.Paul Krugman's column today take a cheap shot at it (natch): You probably know that Mr. Show More Summary

Democratic Economists against Sanders

In an open letter, Alan Krueger, Austan Goolsbee, Christina Romer, and Laura D’Andrea Tyson (all past CEA chairs under Democratic presidents) take the Sanders campaign to task for its departure from solid economics. To read about the...Show More Summary

Don't Make This Mistake

The Associated Press reports:Conan's biggest regret at Harvard? Skipping economicsBOSTON (AP) — Conan O'Brien was a prankster during his Harvard years, but he also credits his success to hard work in the classroom. The late-night TVShow More Summary

The CEA at 70

Click here to read a chapter of the Economic Report of the President on the 70th anniversary of the Council of Economic Advisers. My small contribution starts on page 20.

Two Play Recommendations

I recently had the opportunity to see a couple of great plays in New York. One is Our Mother's Brief Affair by Richard Greenberg. Rich was my roommate at Princeton many years ago and has gone on to become a highly successful playwright. Show More Summary

Grading Presidents

Click here to read my column in Sunday's NY Times.

Econ Theory Summer Camp

Graduate students with an interest in economic theory will be interested in this opportunity, run by my colleague Eric Maskin.

History of Econ Summer Camp

Those with an interest in the history of economic thought might want to consider this summer program. I have been told that the program is designed primarily for faculty members in economics, other social sciences, and the humanities, though three of the twenty-five slots are reserved for graduate students.

More Competition

Kennedy School prof George Borjas, an expert on the economics of immigration, is blogging again.

Putting Oil Prices in Perspective

Given the huge decline in oil prices over the past year, I thought it might be useful to put the current price in some historical perspective. Below is the price of oil relative to wages. Roughly, the graph shows the number of hours a production worker needs to work to make enough to buy one barrel of crude oil. Show More Summary

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