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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.

5 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]).

5 months

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.

5 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).

5 months

US Income Inequality, According to CBO

For a basic overview of income inequality in the United States, the Congressional Budget Office provides a useful overview in its report "The Distribution of Household Income, 2017" (October 2020). 

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Furloughed Jobs Disguise The Eurozone Employment Crisis

The United States jobs recovery slowed down slightly in September, but the employment recovery is still faster than in most comparable economies.

5 months

When Local Governments Subsidize Firms: Some Guidelines

Certain cities and metropolitan areas have been lagging in economic growth for decades, while others have surged ahead.