Must- and Should-Reads: August 17, 2017

Jesse Rothstein: Inequality of educational opportunity? Schools as mediators of the intergenerational transmission of income: “Chetty et al. (2014) show that children from low-income families achieve much better adult outcomes… […]

Must- and Should-Reads: August 12, 2017

Barry Eichengreen: Revenge of the Experts: “The Brexit debate is an endless source of mirth for anyone with a dark sense of humor… https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/economists-right-about-brexit-impact-by-barry-eichengreen-2017-08 Dean Baker: Opposition to Trade Deals: […]

Must- and Should-Reads: August 8, 2017

Weekend Reading: James M. Buchanan (1970): The “Social” Efficiency of Education http://equitablegrowth.org/equitablog/weekend-reading-james-m-buchanan-1970-the-social-efficiency-of-education/ Nick Bunker: Measuring potential GDP in the United States, and the case for emphasizing demand in monetary policy: […]

Must- and Should-Reads: August 6, 2017

Nick Bunker: Weekend reading: “Watching the labor market flows go” edition: “Liz Hipple summarizes some of the key points from a new report by antitrust expert James Kwoka… http://equitablegrowth.org/equitablog/weekend-reading-watching-the-labor-market-flows-go-edition/ Gérard […]

Must- and Should-Reads: August 4, 2017

Duncan Black: Mama I Don’t Want To Die: “I was too pessimistic about Obamacare… http://www.eschatonblog.com/2017/07/mama-i-dont-want-to-die.html Caroline Freund and Christine McDaniel: The U.S. Needs to Invest in Minds, Not Miners: “Otherwise the […]

Must- and Should-Reads: August 2, 2017

Michael Strain: Stop Bashing the CBO, Republicans: “A word to the wise from a fellow conservative: Expert analysis isn’t your problem; bad legislation is… https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2017-08-01/stop-bashing-the-cbo-republicans Miles Kimball: Contra Randal Quarles: […]

Must- and Should-Reads: July 31, 2017

Liz Hipple: Understanding the importance of antitrust policy for U.S. economic competitiveness and consumer choice: “John E. Kwoka… documents the rise in industry concentration and examines the evidence for one […]

Must- and Should-Reads: July 30, 2017

Should-Read: Bridget Ansel: Weekend reading: “#hipsterantitrust edition”: http://equitablegrowth.org/equitablog/value-added/weekend-reading-hipsterantitrust-edition/ Should-Read: Bridget Ansel: Has the momentum around paid leave reached a tipping point in the United States? http://equitablegrowth.org/equitablog/value-added/has-the-momentum-around-paid-leave-reached-a-tipping-point-in-the-united-states/ Should-Read: Austin Clemens: Will […]

Must- and Should-Reads: July 22, 2017

Nick Bunker: Weekend reading: “Boosting the competition” edition: “Since 2000 the concentration of businesses in the United States has increased and the amount of business investment relative to profits has […]

Must- and Should-Reads: July 17, 2017

John Maynard Keynes (1924): Obituary for Alfred Marshall: “The study of economics does not seem to require any specialised gifts of an unusually high order… https://todayinsci.com/K/Keynes_John/KeynesJohn-Quotations.htm John Maynard Keynes (1938): […]