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Robert J. Shiller

Robert J. Shiller

Writing for PS since 2003
130 commentaries
1 videos & podcasts

Robert J. Shiller, a 2013 Nobel laureate in economics, is Professor of Economics at Yale University and the co-creator of the Case-Shiller Index of US house prices. He is the author of Irrational ExuberancePhishing for Phools: The Economics of Manipulation and Deception (with George Akerlof), and Narrative Economics: How Stories Go Viral and Drive Major Economic Events.

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  1. Should You Buy a Home in the US?
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    Should You Buy a Home in the US?

    Oct 25, 2021 Robert J. Shiller emphasizes the importance of long-term thinking in today’s elevated housing market.

  2. Making Sense of Sky-High Stock Prices
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    Making Sense of Sky-High Stock Prices

    Nov 30, 2020 Robert J. Shiller, et al. explain why soaring equity valuations in five world regions may not be as absurd as many people think.

  3. Understanding the Pandemic Stock Market
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    Understanding the Pandemic Stock Market

    Jul 7, 2020 Robert J. Shiller explains why US equity prices remain afloat when cratering demand is dragging down investment and employment.

  4. The Two Pandemics
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    The Two Pandemics

    Mar 31, 2020 Robert J. Shiller shows how the financial contagion triggered by the COVID-19 crisis has taken on a life of its own.

  5. The Trump Narrative and the Next Recession
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    The Trump Narrative and the Next Recession

    Aug 30, 2019 Robert J. Shiller thinks an economic downturn could upend a public story that has persisted and grown for nearly 50 years.

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    A Subsidy War Without Winners

    Andrés Velasco calls on policymakers to avoid petty conflicts and work together to encourage green investments.
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    Japan’s New Security Posture Is Abe’s Legacy

    Taniguchi Tomohiko explains how the government’s ambitious defense agenda expands on the late prime minister’s ideas.
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    For the Common Good

    Mariana Mazzucato outlines a new governance model for ensuring a fairer distribution of agency, risk, and reward.
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    Helping Middle-Income Energy Exporters Kick the Fossil-Fuel Habit

    Carlos Lopes explains what it will take for resource-rich economies to diversify and develop new revenue sources.
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    The New European Frontier

    Giulio Boccaletti

    Given this summer's climate-driven disasters, one might think that the European political system would be devising comprehensive adaptation plans. But, despite some steps in the right direction, Europeans are only just waking up to the constitutional implications of a changing physical environment.

    thinks a changing climate will force the European Union finally to embrace its political nature.
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    The Poverty of Anti-Capitalism

    Harold James considers recent arguments against markets, globalization, and growth, finding them to be deeply flawed.
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    How Not to Fight Inflation

    Joseph E. Stiglitz sees little upside and much downside to further monetary-policy tightening by the US Federal Reserve.
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    Who Is Part of the Free World?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter urges US President Joe Biden to abandon a phrase that is better left in the twentieth century.
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    Realism About Techno-Optimism

    Gernot Wagner laments that public debate about climate solutions is long on political grandstanding and short on nuance.

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