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Must-Read: Larry Summers: Four Common-Sense Ideas for Economic Growth: “Since the summer of 2009, the US economy has grown at about 2 percent… …The 10-year interest rate at the end […]
Must-Read: Dean Baker: The Elite’s Comforting Myth: We Had to Screw Rich Country Workers to Help the World’s Poor
Must-Read: Dean Baker: The Elite’s Comforting Myth: We Had to Screw Rich Country Workers to Help the World’s Poor: “Roger Cohen gave us yet another example of touching hand-wringing from […]
Required reading from Wolfgang Munchau, Martin Ford, Gary B. Gorton, and others.
A new paper shows that intragenerational mobility in the United States has been on the decline amid rising income inequality.
Nathan M. Jensen, Michael G. Findley, and Daniel L. Nielson explore how electoral timing, direct elections, and party composition affect local governments’ offers of investment incentives to outside firms.
The decline in lifetime earnings mobility in the U.S.: Evidence from survey-linked administrative data
Michael D. Carr and Emily E. Wiemers of the University of Massachusetts-Boston find that lifetime earnings mobility has declined since the early 1980s as inequality has increased.
Gabriel Chodorow-Reich and Loukas Karabarbounis find that unemployment benefit extensions have a limited influence on state-level macroeconomic outcomes.
Required reading from Shane Ferro, Raj Chetty and Nathaniel Hendren, and others.
Why hasn’t accelerating wage growth appeared yet? There are a number of possibilities, each a likely contributor to the failure of wage growth to pick up. The challenge is figuring out which are the largest...