Category: Macro

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Macro

Social network effects and housing markets

Novel new data sets enable researchers to model agents’ economic decisions in a way that is closer to reality. Two papers on how peer effects impact housing markets.

Macro

The welfare cost of inflation

Two different models and data to calculate the welfare cost in the U.S. and Europe.

Macro

On diagnostic expectations

New research that studies the psychological foundations of information processing.

Macro

What drives the housing boom-bust cycle

New research on the drivers of housing cycles during the last twenty years.

Macro

Uneven shocks

Two new research papers on uneven shocks and monetary and fiscal policies, presented during the August 27th Jackson Hole conference.

Macro

Predicting credit default

New research on a) which machine learning model is more efficient in predicting credit default; and b) how to extract information from consumers’ behavior.

Macro

Measuring inflation

Three new papers present innovative research on how to measure inflation and inflation expectations.

Macro

On the social discount rate

How to calculate the social discount rate in a risky world.

Macro

US inflation: a real concern

Why the current US inflation increase might not be temporary.

Macro

On taxation

Three new and interesting research papers on: which country pays the highest capital taxes, should capital be taxed at all, and what is behind people’s views on tax policy?

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