Blog Profile / Greg Mankiw's Blog

Filed Under:Business & Finance / Economics
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Posts / Week:2.4
Archived Since:June 7, 2008

Blog Post Archive

On the Alesina Hypothesis

In my recent NY Times article, I explored several hypotheses to explain slow growth. One was based on work by Alberto Alesina and Silvia Ardagna suggesting that the standard Keynesian view of tax and spending multipliers is inconsistent with the international evidence. Show More Summary

Bad ideas never die

In the Silicon Valley suburbs, activists are pushing for laws that limit rents, even though, as the article says, "economists have an almost universally dim view of rent control."

Elinor Ostrom in the news (sort of)

A friend emails me: This article in the today's NY Times discusses how musicians who play near the site where John Lennon died have had trouble managing the common resource of a strategically placed park bench. Currently, however, they have worked out an informal arrangement that appears to work well. Show More Summary

McCloskey on Growth

A great article in today's Wall Street Journal.

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,.

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