Benefits increases have a positive — if temporary — effect on consumer spending. Photo by Flickr user Alan Cleaver . Editor's Note: For 29 years now, Paul Solman's reports on the NewsHour have been trying to make sense of economic news and ... PBS, 2 days ago
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During the government shutdown, during which the government did not shut down, the republic was treated to endless disquisitions on essential federal workers. Nancy Pelosi, faced with conservative demands for thrift, declared: There's no more cuts ...Forbes.com, 1 week ago
Given how much were told that climate change is the worst crisis our species has ever faced (well, except when people want to talk about inequality) it's something of a surprise to find that an entirely reasonable set of estimates tells us that tax ...Forbes.com, 1 week ago
What's at stake: The traditional interpretation of shifts in the Beveridge curve the relationship between the vacancy rate (jobs openings/labor force) and the unemployment rate as increases in the structural level of unemployment has been ...Bruegel, 1 week ago
Olivier Blanchard, the International Monetary Fund's chief economist and a leading inventor of modern macroeconomic theory, is known as one of the field's gentler critics. In 2008 he wrote a famously ill-timed paper declaring that The state of macro ...Bloomberg View, 2 weeks ago
The Kansas City Fed's annual symposium held in Jackson Hole, Wyoming is arguably year's most anticipated event when it comes to global monetary policy. Jackson Hole rarely disappoints those interested in the economic policy views of the world's top ...Forbes.com, 4 weeks ago JACKSON HOLE: Here's The Program Schedule For The Kansas City Fed's Economic Policy Symposium Business Insider, 4 weeks ago
By Jon Hilsenrath JACKSON HOLE, Wyo.--Wall Street's big investment banks are out and the AFL-CIO is in this year at the Federal Reserve's Jackson Hole Symposium. William Spriggs, chief economist at the American Federation of Labor and Congress ...4 Traders, 1 month ago
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Lots of people are going to be saying lots of things in and around the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City's Annual Jackson Hole Conference this weekend. To help me (and you) keep your thoughts from being buffeted by the noise and drifting off into ...Seeking Alpha, 1 month ago
A number of economists have recently been debating what is wrong with macroeconomic modelling today. The University of Chicago's John Cochrane, Oxford's Simon Wren-Lewis , Berkeley's Brad DeLong , and Bloomberg's Noah Smith have all weighed in.Forbes.com, 1 month ago
If financial crises came with their own nicknames, the subprime meltdown surely would have earned the sobriquet worst financial crisis since the Great Depression. That mantra has been chanted over and over again, not only by leading academics and ...Care2, 1 month ago
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