Category: Macro

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Macro

Rebuking Blanchard

Three recent research papers are refuting the conclusions stated in Olivier Blanchard's 2019 paper “Public Debt and Low Interest Rates.”

Macro

Questions for 2020

Economists opine about the main macro issues to be tackled during 2020.

Macro

New research on the business cycle

Speculation and aggregate demand in a low interest rate environment. Which propagation mechanism best describes business cycles?

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Economists’ views on the anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall

Did the fall of the Berlin wall destroy the social-democratic compact or did it push Western economies further down the socialist path?

Macro

Alt-labor

In the US, traditional unions have been stymied, but workers are finding new ways to organize.

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The productivity of leisure

In most OECD countries leisure time has been increasing. New research finds that leisure productivity has been increasing as well leading to unexpected welfare gains.

Macro

Dispelling some myths about gender differences

Women in powerful positions: are they different than men?

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International tax reform: the OECD proposal

The OECD unveils a blueprint of a new international corporate tax architecture.

Macro

On women’s employment

Are male and female workers substitutable? What has contributed to the increase in female labor participation? Has women’s employment affected the US business cycle?

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Consumers’ inflation expectations

New research on how consumers form their beliefs on inflation and how these beliefs affect inflation dynamics.

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