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May 12, 2009

Development
Growth Without Bubbles: A Conversation with Christina Romer

Christina Romer, the chair of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, discusses her "cautiously hopeful" vision for the U.S. economy following an address at the Council on Foreign Relations. …

May 12, 2009

Economic Crises
Growth Without Bubbles: A Conversation with Christina Romer

Watch Christina Romer, the chair of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers, discuss her "cautiously hopeful" vision for the U.S. economy following an address at the Council on Foreign Relatio…

March 6, 2017

Budget, Debt, and Deficits
Puerto Rico’s Daunting Fiscal Math (My View)

An applied economics question: A country with no independent monetary policy, undergoing a ten-year slump that has reduced its real GDP on average by over a percentage point a year, needs to do a …

February 1, 2016

Global
Segal HWO MC.jpg The Hacked World Order

Teaching Notes for The Hacked World Order by Adam Segal.

June 11, 2012

Trade
College seniors meet with representatives from companies at the 2012 Big Apple job and internship fair in New York (Andrew Burton/Courtesy Reuters). Morning Brief: Corporations Helping to Shape University Curricula

To help fill their pipeline of young engineers and scientists to replace retiring baby boomers, large corporations are helping to shape the curriculum of technical programs at major universities (Blo…

October 21, 2014

Wars and Conflict
A Shiite Muslim girl takes part in a candlelight protest against the ongoing conflict in Iraq, in New Delhi, India, July 2014 (Courtesy Reuters/Anindito Mukherjee). Where Airstrikes Fall Short, the West Can Still Act to End Violence Against Women

Emerging Voices features contributions from scholars and practitioners highlighting new research, thinking, and approaches to development challenges. This article is by Christina Asquith, a journalis…

February 6, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: Congress Poised for Stimulus Debate

Lawmakers are set to negotiate extensions of the payroll tax cut and unemployment benefits in an effort to keep the fragile economic recovery from a self-inflicted stall. The primary bone of contenti…

March 7, 2013

United States
Obama’s Minimum-Wage Hike Will Hit Employment Obama’s Minimum-Wage Hike Will Hit Employment

President Obama has proposed increasing the federal hourly minimum wage from $7.25 to $9.00, pointing out that 19 states already have minimum wages in excess of $7.25.  Only one state, however, Wa…

February 12, 2013

Monetary Policy
Why NGDP Targeting is a Fad Why NGDP Targeting is a Fad

Big-name economists have been lining up to show their support for yet another target-based approach to monetary policy making: nominal gross domestic product level (NGDP) targeting. The basic idea…

March 25, 2016

Myanmar
Charms with pictures of Aung San Suu Kyi and her father, General Aung San, in Yangon, April 5, 2015. Understanding Myanmar

Myanmar is undergoing significant political changes, but it still faces considerable economic and human rights hurdles.