Rachel Glennerster is a professor of economics at the University of Chicago, which is more-or-less the dictionary definition of an academic economist.
Here’s a comment from Lant Pritchett in an interview last June.
For economists, “widgets” are the example of a hypothetical product you use when you don’t want to get specific.
It’s not a big shock that those who get a PhD tend to have parents who also had a higher level of education.
Everyone loves to dunk on the Federal Reserve (Fed).
“Globotics” is the name that Richard Baldwin gave to the combination of globalization and robotics in service 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.