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Richard Epstein On The John Batchelor Show

interview with Richard A. Epsteinvia The John Batchelor Show
Thursday, March 3, 2016

Hoover Institution fellow Richard Epstein discusses his Defining Ideas article "The Real Cause Of American Growth."

Analysis and Commentary

Larry Summers's Anti-Trump Case In A Vacuum

by David R. Hendersonvia EconLog
Thursday, March 3, 2016

Recently, economist Larry Summers made his case against Donald Trump. It has one main problem. Although Larry makes, in some ways, a powerful case, he makes it in a vacuum. The question is not whether Donald Trump should be president or no one should be president.

In the News

Viva La Revolution?

quoting Russell Robertsvia EconTalk
Thursday, March 3, 2016

Women have made an enormous amount of economic progress over the last half-century but how have the gains been felt by different kinds of women? How have these changes affected women's perspectives on marriage and family? In this week's provocative episode, EconTalk host Russ Roberts sits down with Alison Wolf of King's College to discuss her new book, The XX Factor.

Thomas J. Sargent
In the News

Rice To Host Nobel Laureate Thomas Sargent At March 9 Campus Event

featuring Thomas J. Sargentvia Rice University News & Media
Thursday, March 3, 2016

Thomas Sargent, the 2011 Nobel laureate in economic sciences, will present a public lecture titled “A History of U.S. Debt Limits” at Rice University at 5 p.m. March 9 in McNair Hall’s Shell Auditorium.


How A Trump Presidency Would Hurt American Incomes

by Timothy Kanevia The Federalist
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Under President Trump, things you buy will get a lot more expensive, your paycheck will shrink, health care will decline, and jobs will be even harder to find.

Lee Ohanian

Interview With Lee Ohanian

interview with Lee Ohanianvia Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis
Thursday, March 3, 2016

The Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis hosted its 40th Annual Fall Conference on Oct. 15-16, 2015. David Andolfatto, a vice president and economist with the St. Louis Fed’s Research division, sat down with each of the conference presenters and discussed their work in plain English. 

Analysis and Commentary

Premium Increase Insurance

by John H. Cochrane via Grumpy Economist
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Marginal Revolution and the Wall Street Journal both pass on a great quote from Warren Buffett: It’s understandable that the sponsor of the proxy proposal believes Berkshire is especially threatened by climate change because we are a huge insurer, covering all sorts of risks

In the News

City Upon A Hill: Bond Referendum Funds State

quoting Thomas J. Sargentvia The Technician
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

In Monday’s Technician, Mr. Chase McLamb’s piece titled “Vote against the bond” encouraged North Carolina residents to vote down the bond referendum that could bring $2 billion of funds to the state. Part of the raised money will go into public schools, including NC State.

The Flat Tax by Hoover fellows Robert Hall and Alvin Rabushka
Analysis and Commentary

Promoting The 15% Flat Tax In Italy

by Alvin Rabushkavia Flat Tax
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Armando Siri discusses the 15% flat tax in Italy.

Analysis and Commentary

First Friday Of The Month Jobs Report

by Alvin Rabushkavia Thoughtful Ideas
Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Strong numbers: Obama's policies are working says some Obama economic spokesman. Weak Numbers: We don't pay attention to one month's data says some Obama economic spokesman. We look at the long-term trend. Obama has created millions of jobs. His policies are working.


Economic Policy Working Group

The Working Group on Economic Policy brings together experts on economic and financial policy to study key developments in the U.S. and global economies, examine their interactions, and develop specific policy proposals.

Milton and Rose Friedman: An Uncommon Couple