The Berggruen Institute, an independent, non-partisan "think and action tank" that is co-publisher of The WorldPost, announced this week that Craig Calhoun will become the new president of the organization. Professor Calhoun will leave...Show More Summary
An article in today’s New York Times compares two wildly different assessments of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership trade and investment deal, one by the Peterson Institute, a Washington think tank financed by business interests, and the other by the Global Development and Environment Institute (GDAE) of Tufts University. Show More Summary
Ken Opalo writes one of my favorite blogs. One of four I subscribe to by email. What will be the impact of machine learning on economics? Joseph Fiennes (think Shakespeare in Love) will play Michael Jackson in a new drama … Continue reading ? The post Links I liked appeared first on Chris Blattman.
Here's why economists and policy makers are in denial about inequality. A new paper by economist Lance Taylor for the Institute For New Economic Thinking takes on the way economists have looked at wealth and income inequality. Taylor’s research challenges some conclusions about what’s driving inequality made by Thomas Piketty and Joseph Stiglitz. Show More Summary
A new paper by economist Lance Taylor for the Institute for New Economic Thinking takes on the way economists have looked at wealth and income inequality. Taylor's research challenges some conclusions about what's driving inequality made by Thomas Piketty and Joseph Stiglitz. Show More Summary
Just about everyone seems to think so. In the New York Times, David Beckworth and I argue the negative side of the case. Did the Housing Bubble Cause the Economic Crisis?
Policymakers have employed various new tools in response to the Global Crisis to revitalise economic performance. This new eBook brings together key Vox columns to reveal the evolution of the economic profession’s thinking about one such tool – quantitative easing.
(January 18, 2016 12:20 PM, by Scott Sumner) I recently did a post criticizing economists who second guess the behavior of others. This new post gives me another opportunity: Thaler asserts that good economics needs good psychology, instead of its tradition of inventing bad psychology. He makes short... (0 COMMENTS)
David Bowie, 2002, New York Times interview: I don’t even know why I would want to be on a label in a few years, because I don’t think it’s going to work by labels and by distribution systems in the same way. The absolute transformation of everything that we ever thought about music will […]
A budget approach cloaked in science and technical jargon became a tool to crush the people. Orsola Costantini, senior economist at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, is the author of a new paper that exposes the disturbing history...Show More Summary
Orsola Costantini, Senior Economist at the Institute for New Economic Thinking, is the author of a new paper which exposes the disturbing history of how a budget approach cloaked in scientific and technical jargon became a tool to manipulate public opinion and serve the interests of the powerful. Show More Summary
New York magazine’s Chait thinks that in a sense, conservatism and Communism aren’t such strange bedfellows when it comes to economic matters. In a Sunday post, Chait categorized “American conservatism” and Marxism as “rigid dogma,”Show More Summary
For understandable reasons, we usually think of economic slumps as bad times. But a new paper in The Journal of Occupational Health Psychology has uncovered a silver lining – during these periods, employed people enjoy more free time...Show More Summary
A study from the Economic Policy Institute shows that the numbers of freelancers might not be as big as we think. "We have entered a new era of work in this country," says the introduction to the second annual Freelancing in America survey. Show More Summary
The first sign of bold experiments at the Inter-American Development Bank is the window display of crisp white collars and photos of models in sharp suits. Is money so tight for the hemispheric funder of economic development projects that it must open a retail boutique at its headquarters a few blocks from the White House? The mock merchandising is […]
In the America of haves and have-nots, fewer folks are “movin’ on up” like George Jefferson of the classic sitcom. In a new paper for the Institute for New Economic Thinking, Peter Temin, MIT economist and economic historian, breaks down how it happened and where we’re headed with a powerful model first used by West Indian economist W. Show More Summary
Why are we paying for corporate behavior that crushes innovation, cheats taxpayers, cost jobs, and heightens inequality? This post orginally appeared on the blog of the Institute for New Economic Thinking. There’s plenty that doesn’t...Show More Summary
Believe it or not, China is actually a huge potential job-creator for Americans. The following is an excerpt from the new book Unmade in China: The Hidden Truth About China's Economic Miracle by Jeremy Haft (Polity, 2015): The proof of China’s might is in your waistband. Show More Summary
This post orginally appeared on the blog of the Institute for New Economic Thinking. Oner Tulum and Matt Hopkins contributed to this post. There’s plenty that doesn’t add up about Pfizer’s claim that the low Irish tax rates it will pay by merging with Allergan are necessary if the company is to fund drug research to stay competitive. Show More Summary
A new study shows that the automatic economic savings of fuel economy mean many emissions-cutting measures will be free for the airline industry. The post It’s Cheaper for Airlines to Cut Emissions Than You Think appeared first on WIRED.