Blog Profile / Greg Mankiw's Blog

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Archived Since:June 7, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Cochrane on Growth

John has a nice piece in today's Wall Street Journal.

Condorcet in the News

Eric Maskin and Amartya Sen apply voting theory to the current Republican primary.

Kocherlakota on Trump

Narayana writes a column titled Trump Starts Making Economic Sense. Seems to be a minority view among economists.

Gabaix to Harvard

I just heard the wonderful news that Xavier Gabaix will be joining the faculty of the Harvard economics department. Welcome, Xavier!

Truths about Trade

Alan Blinder has a great column in today's Wall Street Journal.

A Reading for the Pigou Club

On Yoram Bauman, Carbon Washington, and the success in British Columbia,.

A Nice Assignment for a Macro Course

My friend Phill Swagel gives his students the following assignment: Imagine that you are a staff member working for a member of Congress who sits on the Joint Economic Committee (JEC). Fed Chair Janet Yellen is about to testify before the JEC and you are assigned to write a three-page memo to prepare your boss—the member of Congress. Show More Summary

Where I'll Be

I am giving several public lectures this week. Here are the locations and links to relevant information, in case you are in the area and interested in attending: Tuesday: University of Delaware Wednesday: Drexel University Thursday: Bloomsburg University

A Front Page from the Future?

The Boston Globe has some fun today, including with the paper a fake front page from the beginning of an imagined Trump presidency. You can see it here.

Immelt on Sanders

General Electric CEO Jeff Immelt, whom President Obama once tapped to head his economic advisory board, gives his view of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

Who are the free traders?

Paul Krugman has an odd column today, suggesting that if you are a free trader, the Democrats are historically a better bet for you. He writes, When I say that Republicans have been more protectionist than Democrats, I’m not talkingShow More Summary

Almost everything you hear from POTUS candidates about trade deals is wrong

The new IGM Panel poll of prominent economists asks about this proposition: An important reason why many workers in Michigan and Ohio have lost jobs in recent years is because US presidential administrations over the past 30 years have not been tough enough in trade negotiations. Show More Summary

Commentary on Trump's Economics

Alan Blinder Jon Hartley and Glenn Hubbard I don't know any mainstream economist--right, left, or center--who has good things to say about the economic policy views of Donald Trump. But, somehow, I don't think this fact will deter his supporters.

More Competition

The Stigler Center of the University of Chicago has a new blog.

The Latest from Merle Hazard

FYI: Both Merle and Alison Brown (the banjo player) are former Ec 10 students.

Hillary on Outsourcing

It depends on when you ask. If you are interested in reviewing the 2004 furor over outsourcing, click here (published version).

Debating the Ten Principles

In the new issue of the Eastern Economic Journal, David Colander critiques the Ten Principles in my favorite textbook and concludes they are insufficiently nuanced. Here is my response.

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