Worthy reads on Equitable Growth: Nick Bunker gathers scattered threads and sets out the issues on wage growth and unemployment in “Puzzling over U.S. wage growth.” As I say in […]
Brad DeLong is professor of economics at U.C. Berkeley, a research associate of the NBER, and was from 1993-1995 a deputy assistant secretary of the U.S. Treasury. He teaches economic history, macroeconomics, economic growth, and occasionally finance, political economy, and principles of economics. He writes, mostly, about the changing nature of the business cycle, the mainsprings of economic growth, the current economy in historical perspective, and the past economy in contemporary perspective. He is still surprised at, and trying to deal with, the fact that he is as likely as not to be introduced not as “the Berkeley professor” or “the economist” or “the economic historian” or “the ex-Treasury staffer” but as “the weblogger”. He still wishes there were and someday hopes to see and be a part of a resurrected non-partisan technocratic center. He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 1987.
Providing a platform for serious attempts to figure out what is going on in important policy areas relevant to equitable growth by promoting and challenging different interpretations is exactly the […]
Worthy reads at Equitable Growth: Austin Clemens and Heather Boushey: “Disaggregating growth: Measuring who prospers when the economy grows.” Equitable Growth’s computational social scientist and its executive director and chief […]
It is John Kenneth Galbraith’s world. We simply live in it. I have always found it interesting that economists have worked so hard to pretend that we do not live […]
Worthy reads at Equitable Growth: The awesomely smart and industrious Chye-Ching Huang of the Center for Budget and Policy Priorites praises Greg Leiserson‘s must-read guide to understanding last December’s tax […]
The extremely intelligent Martin Wolf reviews Maria Mazzucato. I blush to say that her book is still in THE PILE—I have not read it yet: Martin Wolf: Who creates a nation’s economic value?
The extremely intelligent Martin Wolf reviews Maria Mazzucato. I blush to say that her book is still in THE PILE—I have not read it yet: Martin Wolf: Who creates a […]
How do we write regulations that constrain aggregators that want to hack our brain and attention and empower platforms that enable us to accomplish what we prudently judge our purposes to be when we are in our best selves?: Ben Thompson: Tech’s Two Philosophies
OK, Ben: how do we write regulations that constrain aggregators that want to hack our brain and attention and empower platforms that enable us to accomplish what we prudently judge […]
I agree with Noah Smith and with the Economist here: Noah Smith: OK, so The Economist has an ongoing series of articles about the shortcomings of the economics profession
I agree with Noah Smith that a lot of interesting work is being done in academic economics—even in macro. I agree with the Economist that academic economists are more-or-less neutralized […]
Will the Trump Fed be “normal”? I will give Ken Randy Quarles. I grant Rich Clarida. But Marvin Goodfriend does not seem to me to be a particularly normal Federal […]
The behavior of the Federal Reserve remains a puzzle. They seem to be reacting month-to-month, and to be happy with their current policy stance of gradual raising until and unless […]