Brad DeLong
Brad DeLong

Guest Blogger

University of California, Berkeley

Brad DeLong is professor of economics at U.C. Berkeley, a research associate of the NBER, and was from 1993-1995 a deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury. He teaches economic history, macroeconomics, economic growth, and occasionally finance, political economy, and principles of economics. He writes, mostly, about the changing nature of the business cycle, the mainsprings of economic growth, the current economy in historical perspective, and the past economy in contemporary perspective. He is still surprised at, and trying to deal with, the fact that he is as likely as not to be introduced not as “the Berkeley professor” or “the economist” or “the economic historian” or “the ex-Treasury staffer” but as “the weblogger”. He still wishes there were and someday hopes to see and be a part of a resurrected non-partisan technocratic center. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1987.

Authored By Brad DeLong

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, May 24–30, 2019

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, May 17–23, 2019

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, May 10–16, 2019

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, May 3–9, 2019

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, April 26–May 2, 2019

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, April 19–25, 2019

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, April 12–18, 2019

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, April 5–11, 2019

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, March 29–April 4, 2019

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, March 22–28, 2019

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, March 15–21, 2019

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, March 8–14, 2019

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, March 1–7, 2019

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, February 22–28, 2019

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, February 15–21, 2019

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, February 8–14, 2019

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, February 1–7, 2019

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, January 25–31, 2019

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, January 18–24, 2019

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, January 11–17, 2019

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, January 4–10, 2019

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, December 19, 2018–January 3, 2019

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, December 13–19, 2018

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, December 6–13, 2018

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, November 30–December 6, 2018

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, November 16–29, 2018

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, November 9–15, 2018

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, November 2-8, 2018

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, October 26–November 1, 2018

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, October 19–25, 2018

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, October 12–18, 2018

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, October 5–11, 2018

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, September 28–October 4, 2018

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, September 21–27, 2018

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The Federal Reserve is set to raise interest rates again for probably all the wrong reasons

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, September 14–20, 2018

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, September 7–13, 2018

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, August 31–September 6, 2018

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, August 24–30, 2018

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, August 17–23, 2018

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, August 10–16, 2018

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, August 3–9, 2018

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, July 26–August 2, 2018

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, July 20–26, 2018

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, July 13–19, 2018

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, July 5-12, 2018

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, June 29-July 5, 2018

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, June 22-28, 2018

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Looking back over the past six years of Equitable Growth

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The lack of Federal Reserve maneuvering room is very worrisome

Tax & Macroeconomics
TOPICS: Monetary Policy
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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, June 15-21, 2018

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Unemployment and inflation once again…

Tax & Macroeconomics
TOPICS: Monetary Policy
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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, June 8-14, 2018

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Brad DeLong: Nick Bunker on full employment in the United States

Labor
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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, June 1-7, 2018

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, May 25-31, 2018

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, May 18-24, 2018

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Galbraithian economics: Countervailing power edition

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Brad DeLong: Worthy reads on equitable growth, May 10-17, 2018

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The extremely intelligent Martin Wolf reviews Maria Mazzucato. I blush to say that her book is still in the pile—I have not read it yet: Martin Wolf: Who creates a nation’s economic value?

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How do we write regulations that constrain aggregators that want to hack our brain and attention and empower platforms that enable us to accomplish what we prudently judge our purposes to be when we are in our best selves?: Ben Thompson: Tech’s two philosophies

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I agree with Noah Smith and with the Economist here: Noah Smith: OK, so The Economist has an ongoing series of articles about the shortcomings of the economics profession

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Will the Trump Fed be “normal”?: Ken Rogoff: Donald Trump’s normal Fed

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The behavior of the Federal Reserve remains a puzzle: Tim Duy: Set to stay on current path

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Only 81% of “Initial Coin Offerings” created by “con artists, charlatans, and swindlers”? What are the other 19%?: Nouriel Roubini: Initial coin scams

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The Brexiters never had a plan for what they would do if they won the referendum. And they still don’t: Robert Hutton stuck in the middle: These are Theresa May’s four Brexit options

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Anecdotes trump data for what I wish were a surprisingly large proportion of male American economists: Economist: Barriers to entry

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This is the year Post-Great Recession America falls behind Post-Great Depression America in recovery

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To What Extent Is Shenzhen Already the Leading Global Microscale Hardware Community of Engineering Practice: Ken Rogoff: Will China Really Supplant US Economic Hegemony?

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Noah Smith: Remember Karl Marx for the many things he got wrong

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Alex Bell et al.: Who becomes an inventor in America? The importance of exposure to innovation

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Noah Smith: Supply and Demand Does a Poor Job of Explaining Depressed Wages

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National Taxpayers Union: More Than 1,100 Economists Join NTU to Voice Opposition to Tariffs, Protectionism

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Paul Krugman: Immaculate Inflation Strikes Again

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Interest rates are telling us that the debt is too low: that there are too few safe assets in the world, and that more U.S. Treasury debt would be very valuable in this world: Alan J. Auerbach, William G. Gale, and Aaron Krupkin: THE FEDERAL BUDGET OUTLOOK: EVEN CRAZIER AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

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The extremely sharp Joe Romm: Trump voters hurt most by Trump policies, new study finds: “Failure to stop business-as-usual global warming will deliver a severe economic blow to Southern states

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The well-worth reading Ryan Cooper trolls me: Ryan Cooper: It’s time to normalize Karl Marx

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The highly-estimable Steve Randy Waldmann hoists the banner of “employment for societal usefulness, not for profit”. Smart guy: Steve Randy Waldman: Smile

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Economic history becomes big data: Ran Abramitzky, Roy Mill, and Santiago Pérez: Linking individuals across historical sources: A fully automated approach

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As chief acolyte of the “hysteresis view”, I must protest!: Benoît Cœuré: Scars that never were? Potential output and slack after the crisis

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Kevin Bryan: The 2018 John Bates Clark: Parag Pathak

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Mark Thoma on the 2009-2015 Dark Age of macroeconomics: Weekend Reading

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Paul Krugman (2012): Economics in the crisis: Weekend Reading

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To a large extent the power of NIMBYism springs from the right-wing tax revolt of the 1980s: Issi Romem: America’s new metropolitan landscape: Pockets of dense construction in a dormant suburban interior

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We call them “AI”, but that confuses and distracts us: Michael Jordan: Artificial Intelligence—The revolution hasn’t happened yet

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Post-1500 Ottoman retardation and chronic plague?: Ulysse Colonna: Infectious, elegant and maybe wrong: Sketch for an explanation of the long divergence

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Trump is making more things wrong with Kansas: Joshua Green: Chinese sorghum tariffs will hit hard in Trump-friendly Kansas

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Why are such smart authors playing such small ball?: Abigail Wozniak and Jay Shambaugh: Why we need to help kids go to college wherever they want

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More evidence minimum wage laws blunt employer monopsony: Kevin Rinz and John Voorheis: The distributional effects of minimum wages

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Our Press corps appears to annoy FRBM head: Neel Kashkari: The extreme emotions around the labor market

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Out of the frying pan into the fire: Government as the problem in the 1970s and 1980s: Martin Feldstein (1979): Introduction to the American economy in transition

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Should-read: Alessandro Nicita, Marcelo Olarreaga, and Peri da Silva: A trade war will increase average tariffs by 32 percentage points

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Trump’s advisors recognize that his China tariff strategy calls for… What might you call it? A “Trans-Pacific Partnership”, perhaps?

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The rise of the Roman Empire was not due to wild dissipative partying: A.W. Lintott (1972): Imperial expansion and moraldsecline in the Roman republic

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If you did not read this a year and a half ago, go read it now: Emmanuel Saez (2016): Taxing the rich more—evidence from the 2013 federal tax increase

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Imposing tariffs on intermediate inputs is especially bad: Chad Brown: The element of surprise is a bad strategy for a trade war

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We are not yet at maximum feasible employment: Jared Bernstein: Employment breakeven levels: They’re higher than most of us thought

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Without short selling, the current price of a speculative asset is the expected maximum valuation that will ever be given it by the non-forward looking: Noah Smith: Lessons on bubbles from Bitcoin

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@#$#@!*&%%!! Ana Swanson: Trump proposes rejoining Trans-Pacific Partnership to shield farmers from trade war

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Rescue the Republican Party by turning Republicans into New Deal Democrats?: Geoffrey Kabaservice: The dream of a Republican New Deal

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An interesting example of non-representative firm macro: Ernesto Pasten, Raphael Schoenle, and Michael Webe: Price rigidities and the granular origins of aggregate fluctuations

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Should-read: Leonardo Bursztyn, Thomas Fujiwara, and Amanda Pallais: ‘Acting wife’: Marriage market incentives and labor market investments

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Should-read: George W. Evans and Bruce McGough: Equilibrium selection, observability and backward-stable solutions

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Should-read: Oscar Jorda, Katharina Knoll, Dmitry Kuvshinov, Moritz Schularick, and Alan M.Taylor: The rate of return on everything, 1870–2015

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Should-read: Prospect Magazine: Back to school: top economists on what their subject needs to learn next

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Crisis, rinse, repeat: The Great Depression, the Great Recession

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Should-read: Nick Bunker: What does this tell us?

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Should-read: Justin Fox: Paul Ryan’s roadmap was an epic fiscal failure

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Should-read: Josh Bivens: The fuzzy line between “unemployed” and “not in the labor force” and what it means for job creation strategies and the Federal Reserve

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Should-read: Jag Bhalla: The Epistemic Vigilance We Evolved To Do Well: “Confirmation Bias Isn’t a Bug, It’s Operator Error…

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Should-read: Liz Hipple: New research on the relationship between race, place, and opportunity in the United States

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Should-read: Robert Skidelsky: The advanced economies’ lost decade

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Should-read: Nick Bunker: JOLTS and the Beveridge Curve

What Nick Kristof Doesn’t Get About the Ivory Tower">
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What Nick Kristof Doesn’t Get About the Ivory Tower">Should-Read: Dan Drezner (2014): What Nick Kristof Doesn’t Get About the Ivory Tower

Wealth Taxation and Wealth Accumulation: Theory and Evidence from Denmark">
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Wealth Taxation and Wealth Accumulation: Theory and Evidence from Denmark">Should-Read: Katrine Jakobsen et al.: Wealth Taxation and Wealth Accumulation: Theory and Evidence from Denmark

Rational Markets Theory Keeps Running Into Irrational Humans">
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Rational Markets Theory Keeps Running Into Irrational Humans">Should-Read: Noah Smith: Rational Markets Theory Keeps Running Into Irrational Humans

Unicorns of the Intellectual Right">
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Unicorns of the Intellectual Right">Should-Read: Paul Krugman: Unicorns of the Intellectual Right

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Now That John Williams Is President of the New York Fed, He Really Should Convene a Blue Ribbon Commission on What the Inflation Target Should Be

Raising the Speed Limit on Future Growth">
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Raising the Speed Limit on Future Growth">Should-Read: Mary Daly: Raising the Speed Limit on Future Growth

No, “Obamasclerosis” wasnt a real problem">
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No, “Obamasclerosis” wasnt a real problem">Should-Read: Larry Summers: No, “Obamasclerosis” wasnt a real problem

Oklahoma’s Teachers & Education Funding Issues">
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Oklahoma’s Teachers & Education Funding Issues">Should-Read: Mark Antonio Wright: Oklahoma’s Teachers & Education Funding Issues

Mortality from Nestlé’s Marketing of Infant Formula in Low and Middle-Income Countries">
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Mortality from Nestlé’s Marketing of Infant Formula in Low and Middle-Income Countries">Should-Read: Jesse K. Anttila-Hughes et al.: Mortality from Nestlé’s Marketing of Infant Formula in Low and Middle-Income Countries

The End of Windows">
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The End of Windows">Should-Read: Ben Thompson: The End of Windows

Trade Wars, Stranded Assets, and the Stock Market">
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Trade Wars, Stranded Assets, and the Stock Market">Should-Read: Paul Krugman: Trade Wars, Stranded Assets, and the Stock Market

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Who Should Be the Next President of the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco?

Beveridge Report: Social Insurance and Allied Services">
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Beveridge Report: Social Insurance and Allied Services">Should-Read: William Beveridge (1942): Beveridge Report: Social Insurance and Allied Services

The Chinese economy is rebalancing, at last">
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The Chinese economy is rebalancing, at last">Should-Read: Martin Wolf: The Chinese economy is rebalancing, at last

Open Letter to Ben Bernanke">
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Open Letter to Ben Bernanke">Should-Read: Michael J. Boskin, Charles W. Calomiris, John F. Cogan, Niall Ferguson, Kevin A. Hassett, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, David Malpass, John B. Taylor, and others not worth mentioning: (November 15, 2010): Open Letter to Ben Bernanke

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Should-Read: Janet Yellen: Statement on the Appointment of John Williams as President of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York

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The Captured Economy: Book Talk at U.C. Berkeley | Tu Apr 10 @ 2 PM | Blum Hall Plaza Level

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How Large Is the Shadow Cast by Recessions?

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Do We Really Care Whether the Profits from American Slavery Were Reinvested to Spur Faster American Economic Growth or Not?

Genes, Eyeglasses, and Social Policy">
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Genes, Eyeglasses, and Social Policy">

Should-Read: Charles F. Manski (2011): Genes, Eyeglasses, and Social Policy

Is Automation Labor-Displacing? Productivity Growth, Employment, and the Labor Share">
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Is Automation Labor-Displacing? Productivity Growth, Employment, and the Labor Share">Should-Read: David Autor and Anna Salomons: Is Automation Labor-Displacing? Productivity Growth, Employment, and the Labor Share

Small Farms, Large Transaction Costs: Incomplete Property Rights and Structural Change in Haiti">
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Small Farms, Large Transaction Costs: Incomplete Property Rights and Structural Change in Haiti">Should-Read: Craig Palsson: Small Farms, Large Transaction Costs: Incomplete Property Rights and Structural Change in Haiti

How China can avoid a trade war with the US">
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How China can avoid a trade war with the US">Should-Read: In which Martin Wolf begs for China to act like the adult in the house: Martin Wolf: How China can avoid a trade war with the US

Women in Economics at Berkeley">
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Women in Economics at Berkeley">Should-Read: I think Emily Eisner gets this right: Emily Eisner: Women in Economics at Berkeley

The Economic Scars of Crises and Recessions">
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The Economic Scars of Crises and Recessions">Should-Read: Valerie Cerra and Sweta C. Saxena: The Economic Scars of Crises and Recessions

Immaculate Inflation Strikes Again">
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Immaculate Inflation Strikes Again">Should-Read: Paul Krugman: Immaculate Inflation Strikes Again

Sam Harris, Charles Murray, and the allure of race science ">
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Sam Harris, Charles Murray, and the allure of race science ">Should-Read: Ezra Klein: Sam Harris, Charles Murray, and the allure of race science

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DeLong Says Tax Bill Has 70% Chance of Passing | Bloomberg Daybreak Asia 2017-12-01

On Twitter">
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On Twitter">Should-Read: Joe Weisenthal: On Twitter

Brahmin Left vs. Merchant Right: Rising Inequality and the Changing Structure of Political Conflict (Evidence from France, Britain and the US, 1948-2017)">
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Brahmin Left vs. Merchant Right: Rising Inequality and the Changing Structure of Political Conflict (Evidence from France, Britain and the US, 1948-2017)">Should-Read: Thomas Piketty: Brahmin Left vs. Merchant Right: Rising Inequality and the Changing Structure of Political Conflict (Evidence from France, Britain and the US, 1948-2017)

Globalization: What Did We Miss?">
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Globalization: What Did We Miss?">Should-Read: Paul Krugman: Globalization: What Did We Miss?

The middleware of democracy. Or from knowledge to wisdom: or at least knowledge 2.0">
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The middleware of democracy. Or from knowledge to wisdom: or at least knowledge 2.0">Should-Read: Nicholas Gruen: The middleware of democracy. Or from knowledge to wisdom: or at least knowledge 2.0

Tax Cuts and Wages Redux">
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Tax Cuts and Wages Redux">Should-Read: Paul Krugman: Tax Cuts and Wages Redux

The World Economy and the Color Line: Wilhelm Röpke, Apartheid, and the White Atlantic">
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The World Economy and the Color Line: Wilhelm Röpke, Apartheid, and the White Atlantic">Should-Read: Quinn Slobodian: The World Economy and the Color Line: Wilhelm Röpke, Apartheid, and the White Atlantic

Reconsidering the ‘China shock’ in trade">
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Reconsidering the ‘China shock’ in trade">Should-Read: Robert Feenstra, Hong Ma, Akira Sasahara, and Yuan Xu: Reconsidering the ‘China shock’ in trade

mainly macro: The Output Gap is no longer a sufficient statistic for inflationary pressure
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mainly macro: The Output Gap is no longer a sufficient statistic for inflationary pressureShould-Read: Simon Wren-Lewis: mainly macro: The Output Gap is no longer a sufficient statistic for inflationary pressure

The macroeconomic effects of the 2017 tax reform">
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The macroeconomic effects of the 2017 tax reform">Robert Barro and Jason Furman: The macroeconomic effects of the 2017 tax reform

The hysteresis-resilience trade-off in unemployment">
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The hysteresis-resilience trade-off in unemployment">Should-Read: Tolga Aksoy and Paolo Manasse: The hysteresis-resilience trade-off in unemployment

The “Iron Cage” and the “Shell as Hard as Steel”: Parsons, Weber, and the Stahlhartes Gehäuse Metaphor in the Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism">
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The “Iron Cage” and the “Shell as Hard as Steel”: Parsons, Weber, and the Stahlhartes Gehäuse Metaphor in the Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism">Peter Baehr (2001): The “Iron Cage” and the “Shell as Hard as Steel”: Parsons, Weber, and the Stahlhartes Gehäuse Metaphor in the Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

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Globalization: What Did Paul Krugman Miss?

Trump is about to launch a trade war with no way out">
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Trump is about to launch a trade war with no way out">Should-Read: Shawn Donnan: Trump is about to launch a trade war with no way out

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A Question I Asked a Much Shorter Version of…

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A Question About the Future of Work…

Economics failed us before the global crisis">
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Economics failed us before the global crisis">Should-Read: Martin Wolf: Economics failed us before the global crisis

Why Money Managers Are Paid So Much Is a Mystery">
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Why Money Managers Are Paid So Much Is a Mystery">Should-Read: Noah Smith: Why Money Managers Are Paid So Much Is a Mystery

Test Case – Charlie’s Diary">
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Test Case – Charlie’s Diary">Should-Read: Charlie Stross: Test Case – Charlie’s Diary

Health Insurance Coverage and Health—What the Recent Evidence Tells Us">
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Health Insurance Coverage and Health—What the Recent Evidence Tells Us">Should-Read: Benjamin D. Sommers, Atul A. Gawande, and Katherine Baicker: Health Insurance Coverage and Health—What the Recent Evidence Tells Us

Alleviating Global Poverty: Labor Mobility, Direct Assistance, and Economic Growth">
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Alleviating Global Poverty: Labor Mobility, Direct Assistance, and Economic Growth">Should-Read: Lant Pritchett: Alleviating Global Poverty: Labor Mobility, Direct Assistance, and Economic Growth

Beliefs about Brexit">
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Beliefs about Brexit">Should-Read: Simon Wren-Lewis: Beliefs about Brexit

“A strong, fully employed economy
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“A strong, fully employed economyShould-Read: Lawrence Summers: “A strong, fully employed economy

We… would be delighted by… lift[ing] all single mothers out of poverty…. Making a substantial fraction of people not poor would reduce poverty. Duh">
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We… would be delighted by… lift[ing] all single mothers out of poverty…. Making a substantial fraction of people not poor would reduce poverty. Duh">Should-Read: David Brady: We… would be delighted by… lift[ing] all single mothers out of poverty…. Making a substantial fraction of people not poor would reduce poverty. Duh

Trump and Trade and Zombies">
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Trump and Trade and Zombies">Should-Read: Paul Krugman: Trump and Trade and Zombies

The Real Reason for Trump’s Steel and Aluminum Tariffs">
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The Real Reason for Trump’s Steel and Aluminum Tariffs">Should-Read: Martin Feldstein: The Real Reason for Trump’s Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

Another new publication!">
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Another new publication!">Should-Read: Dan Shaviro: Another new publication!

How Universities Make Cities Great">
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How Universities Make Cities Great">Should-Read: Noah Smith: How Universities Make Cities Great

The lure of aggregates and the pitfalls of the patriarchal perspective: a critique of the high wage economy interpretation of the British industrial revolution">
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The lure of aggregates and the pitfalls of the patriarchal perspective: a critique of the high wage economy interpretation of the British industrial revolution">Should-Read: Jane Humphries (2013): The lure of aggregates and the pitfalls of the patriarchal perspective: a critique of the high wage economy interpretation of the British industrial revolution

Inflation: Price Changes 1997 to 2017">
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Inflation: Price Changes 1997 to 2017">Should-Read: Barry Ritholtz: Inflation: Price Changes 1997 to 2017

Amazon is creating a health care company with the help of Warren Buffett and JPMorgan Chase">
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Amazon is creating a health care company with the help of Warren Buffett and JPMorgan Chase">Should-Read: Jason Del Rey: Amazon is creating a health care company with the help of Warren Buffett and JPMorgan Chase

Gendered Language">
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Gendered Language">Should-Read: Pamela Jakiela and Owen Ozier: Gendered Language

America’s ‘Retail Apocalypse’ Is Really Just Beginning">
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America’s ‘Retail Apocalypse’ Is Really Just Beginning">Should-Read: Matt Townsend et al.: America’s ‘Retail Apocalypse’ Is Really Just Beginning

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The case for fairer algorithms">
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The case for fairer algorithms">Should-Read: Iason Gabriel: The case for fairer algorithms

New Trump Economist Kudlow Has Been Wrong About Everything">
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New Trump Economist Kudlow Has Been Wrong About Everything">Should-Read: Jonathan Chait: New Trump Economist Kudlow Has Been Wrong About Everything

Inflation? Bring It On. Workers Could Actually Benefit">
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Inflation? Bring It On. Workers Could Actually Benefit">Should-Read: Belle Sawhill: Inflation? Bring It On. Workers Could Actually Benefit

Doesn’t Anyone Care If the Trump Tax Cuts Are Working?">
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Doesn’t Anyone Care If the Trump Tax Cuts Are Working?">Should-Read: Dean Baker: Doesn’t Anyone Care If the Trump Tax Cuts Are Working?

Larry Summers on the Midwest and South: the case for a government bailout of the heartland">
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Larry Summers on the Midwest and South: the case for a government bailout of the heartland">Should-Read: Dylan Matthews: Larry Summers on the Midwest and South: the case for a government bailout of the heartland

Policy without politics, immigration, and Trump’s self-awareness">
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Policy without politics, immigration, and Trump’s self-awareness">Should-Read: Josh Barro and Isaac Chotiner: Policy without politics, immigration, and Trump’s self-awareness

INDUSTRIAL POLICIES IN PRODUCTION NETWORKS">
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INDUSTRIAL POLICIES IN PRODUCTION NETWORKS">Should-Read: Ernest Liu (2016): INDUSTRIAL POLICIES IN PRODUCTION NETWORKS

Trump’s Trade Gimmickry">
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Trump’s Trade Gimmickry">Should-Read: Dani Rodrik: Trump’s Trade Gimmickry

California Affordable Housing Is No Mystery: Just Build More">
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California Affordable Housing Is No Mystery: Just Build More">Should-Read: Noah Smith: California Affordable Housing Is No Mystery: Just Build More

Just how tight is the U.S. labor market?">
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Just how tight is the U.S. labor market?">Should-Read: Nick Bunker: Just how tight is the U.S. labor market?

The O-Ring Theory of Economic Development">
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The O-Ring Theory of Economic Development">Should-Read: Michael Kremer (1993): The O-Ring Theory of Economic Development

The Data Science Venn Diagram">
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The Data Science Venn Diagram">Should-Read: Lots to think about about how statistics and economics should be being taught these days: Drew Conway (2013): The Data Science Venn Diagram

The Market Dogs That Didn’t Bark">
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The Market Dogs That Didn’t Bark">Should-Read: *Anatole Kaletsky *: The Market Dogs That Didn’t Bark

A Chinese Puzzle: Why Economic “Reform” in Xi’s China Has More Meanings than Market Liberalization">
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A Chinese Puzzle: Why Economic “Reform” in Xi’s China Has More Meanings than Market Liberalization">Should-Read: Evan A. Feigenbaum: A Chinese Puzzle: Why Economic “Reform” in Xi’s China Has More Meanings than Market Liberalization

“This might be a good time to talk about the arithmetic of trade and manufacturing…">
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“This might be a good time to talk about the arithmetic of trade and manufacturing…">Should-Read: Paul Krugman: “This might be a good time to talk about the arithmetic of trade and manufacturing…

The DACA and immigration debates are about whether Latinos are “real Americans”">
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The DACA and immigration debates are about whether Latinos are “real Americans”">Should-Read: Will Wilkinson: The DACA and immigration debates are about whether Latinos are “real Americans”

Estimating The Effects Of Health Insurance And Other Social Programs On Poverty Under The Affordable Care Act">
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Estimating The Effects Of Health Insurance And Other Social Programs On Poverty Under The Affordable Care Act">Should-Read: Dahlia K. Remler et al.: Estimating The Effects Of Health Insurance And Other Social Programs On Poverty Under The Affordable Care Act

Estimating and Projecting Potential Output Using CBO’s Forecasting Growth Model">
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Estimating and Projecting Potential Output Using CBO’s Forecasting Growth Model">Should-Read: Robert Shackleton: Estimating and Projecting Potential Output Using CBO’s Forecasting Growth Model

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The Time Series Figures for the Most Basic of Business Cycle Macro Analyses: What Is to Be Explained and Accounted For

A Comment on the Return of “It’s Baaaack”">
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A Comment on the Return of “It’s Baaaack”">Should-Read: Robert Waldmann: A Comment on the Return of “It’s Baaaack”

The Political Behavior of Wealthy Americans: Evidence from Technology Entrepreneurs">
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The Political Behavior of Wealthy Americans: Evidence from Technology Entrepreneurs">Should-Read: David E. Broockman et al.: The Political Behavior of Wealthy Americans: Evidence from Technology Entrepreneurs

Putting Distribution Back at the Center of Economics: Reflections on Capital in the Twenty-First Century">
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Putting Distribution Back at the Center of Economics: Reflections on Capital in the Twenty-First Century">Should-Read: Thomas Piketty (2015): Putting Distribution Back at the Center of Economics: Reflections on Capital in the Twenty-First Century

Let’s Get Better at Demanding Better from Tech">
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Let’s Get Better at Demanding Better from Tech">Should-Read: Cory Doctorow: Let’s Get Better at Demanding Better from Tech

Strong employment growth and promising participation, but wage growth continues to fall short">
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Strong employment growth and promising participation, but wage growth continues to fall short">Should-Read: Elise Gould: Strong employment growth and promising participation, but wage growth continues to fall short

Address on the occasion of the laying of the corner stone of the Pilgrim memorial monument">
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Address on the occasion of the laying of the corner stone of the Pilgrim memorial monument">Should-Read: Teddy Roosevelt (1907): Address on the occasion of the laying of the corner stone of the Pilgrim memorial monument

Why so many Westerners feel like democracy has failed them">
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Why so many Westerners feel like democracy has failed them">Should-Read: Yascha Mounk: Why so many Westerners feel like democracy has failed them

What older people should know about Medicare and Medicaid">
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What older people should know about Medicare and Medicaid">Should-Read: Ann Marie Marciarille: What older people should know about Medicare and Medicaid

The Liquidation of Government Debt">
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The Liquidation of Government Debt">Should-Read: Carmen M. Reinhart and M. Belen Sbrancia (2011): The Liquidation of Government Debt

Why do beginner econometricians get worked up about the wrong things?">
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Why do beginner econometricians get worked up about the wrong things?">Should-Read: Frances Woolley: Why do beginner econometricians get worked up about the wrong things?

As new apartments are built around Pittsburgh, older stock is feeling the pressure">
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As new apartments are built around Pittsburgh, older stock is feeling the pressure">Should-Read: Mark Belko: As new apartments are built around Pittsburgh, older stock is feeling the pressure

The Amazon Threat to Kill the Hungry Tapeworm">
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The Amazon Threat to Kill the Hungry Tapeworm">Should-Read: Ann Marie Marciarille: The Amazon Threat to Kill the Hungry Tapeworm

A Contribution to the Empirics of Economic Growth">
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A Contribution to the Empirics of Economic Growth">Should-Read: N. Gregory Mankiw, David Romer, and David Weil (1992): A Contribution to the Empirics of Economic Growth

U.S. Inequality and Recent Tax Changes">
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U.S. Inequality and Recent Tax Changes">Should-Read: Greg Leiserson: U.S. Inequality and Recent Tax Changes

A tweetstorm on the recent intellectual history of monopsony">
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A tweetstorm on the recent intellectual history of monopsony">Should-Read: Marshall Steinbaum: A tweetstorm on the recent intellectual history of monopsony

Kaldor and Piketty’s Facts: The Rise of Monopoly Power in the United States">
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Kaldor and Piketty’s Facts: The Rise of Monopoly Power in the United States">Should-Read: Gauti Eggertsson, Jacob A. Robbins, and Ella Getz Wold: Kaldor and Piketty’s Facts: The Rise of Monopoly Power in the United States

Do neural nets dream of electric sheep?">
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Do neural nets dream of electric sheep?">Should-Read: Janelle Shane: Do neural nets dream of electric sheep?

Economists vs. Scientists on Long-Term Growth">
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Economists vs. Scientists on Long-Term Growth">Should-Read: Kenneth Rogoff: Economists vs. Scientists on Long-Term Growth

Wealth">
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Wealth">Should-Read: Andrew Carnegie (1889): Wealth