Tag Archives: Economics

Defending economics (again)

From time to time I read one of those articles that attack economics and economists. The latest article of this type has appeared in the Australian edition of the Guardian: if economics is a science, why isn’t it being more helpful? … Continue reading

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Economics of voluntary information sharing

Almost a month ago now I attended the wonderful 3rd Bristol Workshop in Banking and Financial Intermediation at the University of Bristol. I was there to act as discussant of a paper titled Economics of voluntary information sharing, presented by … Continue reading

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Glenn Loury

Glenn C. Loury is the Merton P. Stoltz Professor of Social Sciences at Brown University. He got his PhD in Economics from MIT in 1976. By 1983, he had two QJEs, one REStud, one AER, and one Econometrica. Yep. These … Continue reading

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Universal Basic Income

Andrew Yang is a Democratic presidential candidate for the 2020 election that has a key policy proposal: a universal basic income (UBI) of $1,000 a month for every American. I have not precisely been a supporter of this kind of … Continue reading

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6th Emerging Scholars conference – some papers

I have been meaning to write these posts (I do not know how many they will be) but some things got in the way, mainly Christmas holidays and exam marking. We had a wonderful 6th Emerging Scholars in Banking and … Continue reading

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Mankiw and Weinzierl 2011

While working on a project in its very early stages, I stumbled upon this paper by Mankiw and Weinzierl from 2011 in the Brookings Papers of Economic Activity. It is a very simple macro model with monetary and fiscal policy … Continue reading

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The “crisis” of economics

Andy Haldane, chief economist at the Bank of England, has recently repeated the claims about the crisis of the economics profession. I have discussed this issue with many people since the financial crisis, and I was going to write something … Continue reading

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