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A Brief History of Widgets

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No, Fed: Supply Construction, Not Demand Destruction

Everyone loves to dunk on the Federal Reserve (Fed).

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Thoughts on Globotics and Slobilization

“Globotics” is the name that Richard Baldwin gave to the combination of globalization and robotics in service jobs.

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Distressed Places: How to Encourage Jobs

The idea of “place-based” economic policies is to focus on those geographic places–sometimes urban areas, sometimes neighborhoods within an urban area–where jobs are especially scarce and incomes especially low.

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The Innovation that We Call The Deadline

In the “Acknowledgements” to his 2010 collection of essays called Studies on Science and the Innovation Process, Nathan Rosenberg wrote: “[M]y long-standing conviction [is] that the most powerful contributions to the rise in measured economic productivity in the last half of the twentieth century was the innovation that we call “`the deadline.'”

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Trade: Engine or Handmaiden of Growth?

How does international trade affect economic growth?

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