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  • Certain about Uncertainty

    posted to macroblog on Fri 4th Oct 13

    The Bloom-Davis index of Economic Policy Uncertainty hit 162 in September, up from 102 in August and the highest level seen since December 2012. With all this uncertainty, we can be certain that the events surrounding the government shutdown are having an impact.This

  • Why No Taper? One Man's View

    posted to macroblog on Thu 3rd Oct 13

    Martin Feldstein will give you three possible reasons whyto some surprise, I gatherthe Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC) decided two weeks back to not adjust the pace of its asset purchases: One possibility is that Bernanke and the other FOMC leaders never

  • The New Normal? Slower R&D Spending

    posted to macroblog on Thu 26th Sep 13

    In case you need more to worry about, try this: the pace of research and development (R&D) spending has slowed. The National Science Foundation defines R&D as creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to increase the stock of knowledge

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  • The growing case for a jobless recovery

    posted to macroblog on Wed 21st Oct 09

    The Wall Street Journal repeats the unhappy news:"Companies across the economy are holding off on hiring even as the profit outlook improves, amid economic uncertainty and their own success at raising productivity in rough waters."Hiring always lags behind

  • A curious unemployment picture gets more curious

    posted to macroblog on Fri 16th Jul 10

    UPDATE: One of our eagle-eyed macroblog readers thought something was fishy-looking in the second chart of yesterday's (July 15) post. He was right—the chart was in error. This post is an updated, edited version with the erroneous chart replaced. There

  • Prospects for a small business-fueled employment recovery

    posted to macroblog on Tue 6th Oct 09

    In a speech yesterday, William Dudley, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, identified financial constraints for small businesses as a restraint on the pace of economic recovery. Specifically, he said:"For small business borrowers, there are

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    posted to Economist's View on Wed 26th Jun 13

    David Cay Johnston: Real Wages Fall - Brad DeLongThe Vanishing I.R.S. Scandal - Rational IrrationalityGreg Mankiw Forgets to Offer Data for his Biggest Claim - EPIGreg Mankiw Loves the One Percent, Doesnt Know Why - Jonathan ChaitRegional Fed Presidents, FDIC

  • Links for 06-11-2013

    posted to Economist's View on Tue 11th Jun 13

    US targets virtual currencies tax fraud - FT.comAre There Risks to Abenomics? - Brad DeLongS&P Revises Up Its Outlook for US Debt: Markets Yawn - Jared BernsteinDecisive Days for Euro: High Court Considers ECB Bond Buys - SpiegelA Crisis in the Humanities?

  • Links for 06-08-2013

    posted to Economist's View on Sat 8th Jun 13

    Weird, Unsettling Graph of the Day - Jared BernsteinDepressing Slow Recovery Graphs - Carola BinderWeak Productivity Growth, the Secret to Job Growth - Dean BakerThe last Labour Government: the influence of economists - mainly macroThe Culprit Behind High U.S.