Skip to main content

Michael J. Boskin

Michael J. Boskin

Writing for PS since 2009
92 commentaries

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.

Sort by: Show:
  1. The Most Important Developments of 2023
    boskin92_JOSEPH PREZIOSOAFP via Getty Images_harvardprotest Joseph Prezioso/AFP via Getty Images

    The Most Important Developments of 2023

    Dec 21, 2023 Michael J. Boskin reflects on the year's major economic, political, and technological events and trends.

  2. Advanced Economies Must Face Fiscal Reality
    rajan83_Kevin DietschGetty Images_federalreserve Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

    Advanced Economies Must Face Fiscal Reality

    Oct 18, 2023 Michael J. Boskin argues that reforms to support growth and reduce unsustainable spending are more urgent than ever.

  3. Restless America
    boskin90_Drew AngererGetty Images_biden Drew AngererGetty Images

    Restless America

    Sep 11, 2023 Michael J. Boskin worries that the country’s likely presidential candidates are not equal to its most pressing challenges.

  4. America’s Economy on the Edge
    boskin89_Tom WilliamsCQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images_powell Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images

    America’s Economy on the Edge

    Jun 29, 2023 Michael J. Boskin examines the mixed market and policy signals emanating from the world’s largest economy.

  5. A World of Unwelcome Replays
    boskin88_Mario TamaGetty Images_bidennews Mario Tama/Getty Images

    A World of Unwelcome Replays

    Apr 28, 2023 Michael J. Boskin highlights the all-too-familiar risks, from inflation to cold war, plaguing this century.

Follow Michael J. Boskin

Never miss a commentary by Michael J. Boskin

  1. dunleavycampbell1_ Leon NealGetty Images)_internetr Leon Neal/Getty Images)

    The US Is Jeopardizing the Open Internet

    Natalie Dunleavy Campbell & Stan Adams condemn America’s apparent decision to abandon its role as a champion of a free digital domain.
  2. monga10MUHAMADOU BITTAYEAFP via Getty Images_senegal uni MUHAMADOU BITTAYE/AFP via Getty Images

    How to Finance Higher Education in Africa

    Célestin Monga proposes a mix of several funding streams to improve access to high-quality colleges and universities.
  3. bu1+ NHAC NGUYENAFP via Getty Images_vietnam wind NHAC NGUYEN/AFP via Getty Images

    Catalytic Capital Holds the Key to Southeast Asia’s Green Transition

    Kitty Bu & Stefanie Fairholme highlight the potential role of early-stage funding in advancing the region’s decarbonization efforts.
  4. op_campanella12_BlackJack3DGetty Images_AIbrain BlackJack3D/Getty Images

    Which AI Risks Matter?

    Edoardo Campanella

    To prevent humanity from ever being demoted to the status of gorillas by a highly advanced artificial intelligence, most AI experts agree that we must retain control over the technology. But with developers racing to achieve the next breakthrough and gain market share, that may be easier said than done.

    considers three leading experts’ assessments of the technology’s future capabilities and their implications.
  5. bq eu security Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images

    Europe Must Defend Itself

    Donald Trump – who spent his presidency lambasting NATO – recently suggested that he would encourage Russian aggression against NATO allies that had not met their commitment to spend 2% of GDP on defense. With Trump vying for another term in the White House – and the Ukraine war still raging on the European Union’s doorstep – EU countries can no longer ignore the difficult but essential task of taking charge of their own security.

  6. klee18_Daniel BerehulakGetty Images_shenzhen Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

    Making the Most of FDI

    Keun Lee considers what it takes to convert foreign investment into growth, development, and technological upgrading.
  7. frankel157_Michael M. SantiagoGetty Images_economy Michael M. Santiago/Getty Images

    Explaining Americans’ Pessimism About a Strong Economy

    Jeffrey Frankel considers possible reasons for the disconnect between economic performance and public perceptions.
  8. coyle35_getty_sharing tech iStock / Getty Images Plus

    Sharing the Tech Wealth

    Diane Coyle urges investment in digital public infrastructure to curb the adverse effects of market power.
  9. sauvant9_FABRICE COFFRINIAFP via Getty Images_wto FABRICE COFFRINI/AFP via Getty Images

    The WTO’s FDI Challenge

    Karl P. Sauvant urges the World Trade Organization’s members to adopt the new Investment Facilitation for Development Agreement.

Edit Newsletter Preferences

Set up Notification

To receive email updates regarding this {entity_type}, please enter your email below.

If you are not already registered, this will create a PS account for you. You should receive an activation email shortly.