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3 months

Will Services Trade Lead the Future for US Exports?

At least for a time, one legacy of the pandemic is likely to be a decrease in physical connections around the world economy, from tourism and business travel to shipping objects.

3 months

Are We Staying at Home By Choice or Because of Government Rules?

If the government removed all rules about social distancing, limited capacity, and mask-wearing in restaurants, stores, workplaces, entertainment venues from theaters to sports, churches, and other places, would you go back?

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3 months

Eurozone: More Debt Is Not The Answer

In an article published in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Isabel Schnabel, Member of the Executive Board of the ECB states that governments taking more debt now should not be a concern, and would strengthen the central bank independence in the future.

3 months

Analyzing Capital Punishment Trends

Back in 1972, the US Supreme Court outlawed the capital publishment statutes in all 50 states by a 5-4 decision in the case of Furman v. Georgia (408 U.S. 238 [1972]).

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COVID-19: Are People Driving Crazier than Before? Here is the Evidence

The relatively few times I was out on the road back in April and May, right after COVID-19 had started changing all our lives, it seemed to me that the proportion of crazy drivers on the roads was way up.

4 months

The Education of Angus Deaton

Gordon Rausser and David Zilberman have "A Conversation with Angus Deaton" in the Annual Review of Resource Economics  (2020, 12: pp. 1-22).