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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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If Marooned on a Desert Island With a Pile of Economics Books

Every economics major confronts a similar set of required classes: intro micro, intro macro, intermediate micro, intermediate macro, and econometrics.

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Trade: Engine or Handmaiden of Growth?

How does international trade affect economic growth?

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The Rise in Global Per Capita GDP

It seems like every week or two, there is a new book or article about how the world economy is a disaster.

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A Strong Dollar May be Just What Bitcoin Needs

While the price of Bitcoin may be well off its all-time-high, macroeconomic shifts and a strengthening dollar may provide fertile ground for its long-term growth.

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