Sunday, September 21, 2014

Michael J. Boskin

Michael J. Boskin is Professor of Economics at Stanford University and Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution. He was Chairman of George H. W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers from 1989 to 1993, and headed the so-called Boskin Commission, a congressional advisory body that highlighted errors in official US inflation estimates.

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Europe’s Options

The EU has three broad options as it confronts its economic malaise and increasingly frustrated voters. Unfortunately, the most likely option – business as usual, with improvised fixes to mini-crises … read more

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Culture & Society 5

An Economist for the Ages

The Nobel laureate economist Gary Becker, who died earlier this month, was remarkable for applying his penetrating insights, especially concerning economic incentives, to issues previously mostly… read more

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Business & Finance 6

Chile versus Argentina

Comparing similar systems enables economists to isolate the impact of a particular difference, thereby gaining insight into how certain factors drive or undermine economic success. This approach can… read more

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Economics 2

Transatlantic Trade Goes Global

Negotiations have now commenced between the US and the EU on the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, potentially the largest regional free-trade agreement in history. If successful, the… read more

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Business & Finance 11

Why Consolidate?

Highly effective fiscal policy, even at the zero lower bound on interest rates, remains at best a theoretical possibility, subject to severe political constraints. While fiscal consolidation may… read more

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