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James Schneider

Where Does All the Booze Go?

Behavioral Economics Apr 30 2014


Feminizing Famine

Energy, Environment, Resources Apr 30 2014



Not Just Horsepower but Power without Horses

Economic History Apr 6 2014




A Few Dangers of Heroin Prohibition

Economics of Crime Mar 29 2014


Paris Flirts With Banning Cars Based on License-Plate Number

Energy, Environment, Resources Mar 23 2014



The Popularity of Silly Methods

Economic Methods Mar 16 2014



Even When More Isn't Merrier, It Can Still Be Better

Energy, Environment, Resources Mar 10 2014






Bans Against Headscarves Can Backfire

Economics of Education Feb 25 2014


Who Should We Revere?

Money and Inflation Feb 23 2014


Health Insurance as Collective Bargaining

Economics of Health Care Feb 20 2014



Don't Nudge Me, Man! - Health Insurance Edition

Economics of Health Care Feb 14 2014


Everest and the Quest for Status

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Feb 12 2014




Deception-Based Medicine

Economics of Health Care Feb 5 2014


The Sucker Tax

Behavioral Economics Feb 3 2014

Emily Skarbek

Milton Friedman: The Compromise Candidate

History of Economic Thought Jan 8 2017


Covenants without the Sword?

Austrian Economics Dec 31 2016


Nixon's Wage and Price Controls

Political Economy Dec 19 2016


Teaching the Minimum Wage

Economic History Dec 7 2016




Equilibrium and Foresight

Austrian Economics Aug 23 2016


Is TOMS Different?

Competition Aug 6 2016


Noah Smith on Milton Friedman

Free Markets Jul 27 2016


Turkey's Failed Coup

Political Economy Jul 22 2016


Hayek's Views on Emergence

Austrian Economics Jul 13 2016



Mark Blaug Student Essay Competition

Education Jun 29 2016




Pluralism and Civil Society

Central Planning Jun 9 2016


Chuck Norris vs Communism

Free Markets Jun 1 2016


Carl Menger 2016 Essay Contest

Austrian Economics May 25 2016


Arguments from the Exit Side of Brexit

Political Economy May 23 2016


Vote Buying and Political Business Cycles

Monetary Policy May 15 2016


Happy Birthday, F. A. Hayek!

Austrian Economics May 8 2016


Victims of Communism Day

Central Planning May 2 2016


The Real Adam Smith

Political Economy Apr 30 2016



Buyer Licencing of Illegal Drugs

Free Markets Apr 2 2016


Celebrating Immigration

Economic History Mar 17 2016


From the Archives: Knight on Robbins (1934)

Austrian Economics Mar 8 2016




Venezuela's Tiger

Monetary Policy Feb 7 2016


J.S. Mill and Extreme Pornography

Economic and Political Philosophy Jan 28 2016


SOAS Policy Forum on Sweatshops

Austrian Economics Jan 20 2016


The Institutions of Forensic Science

Economics of Crime Jan 11 2016


How We Count Counts: Diane Coyle on The Rise and Fall of American Growth

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Jan 4 2016

Sarah Skwire

Claudia Goldin: A Personal Appreciation

Labor Market Oct 13 2023


Cats and Soup. And Economics.

Adam Smith Dec 19 2022


What do YOU do on Windfall Day?

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Jun 22 2022


Enclosing Wordle

Economic History Feb 2 2022



LuLaRich Review: All the Right Mottos, All the Wrong Morals

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Oct 8 2021



Five Books for Shakespeare Lovers, or Those Who Want to Be: Doorways In

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Jan 27 2021


Counting the Cost

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Nov 27 2020


Time, Technology, and Textiles

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Nov 18 2020



Noblesse Oblige: Thicker than Water

#ReadWithMe Aug 29 2020


The Bloodbath:The Dropout, Episodes 5 and 6

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Aug 25 2020




Bad Blood

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Aug 11 2020


Why is a Baker Like a Beggar?

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Jul 30 2020


Economic Voices: A Reading List

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Jul 17 2020



Even More Valuable than Her Coffee Cake Recipe

Economic Education Jul 7 2020


Have a Non-Rivalrous and Non-Excludable 4th!

Economic Education Jul 3 2020


The Opportunity Costs of J. Alfred Prufrock

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Jul 1 2020





Poems for Pandemics

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Apr 21 2020


Toilet Paper Wars; Peace at Last?

Economic Education Mar 27 2020


Toilet Paper Wars

Economic Education Mar 20 2020


Five Books About Plagues and Pandemics and Five Books to Make You Feel Better

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Mar 18 2020



Money and Virtue in the Ancient World

Adam Smith Feb 10 2020


Looking at the Wrong Books

EconTalk Jan 28 2020




The Crankiest Woman in England: Elizabeth Freke and her Money

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Dec 26 2019



My Five Favorite Novels with Economics Themes

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Nov 20 2019


How Crackpotted is Your Economics?

Economic Methods Oct 18 2019


Buying Boots

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Sep 23 2019


Legendary Lands

Economics and Culture Sep 9 2019



Joys of the City: Watching the World Go By

Economics and Culture Aug 23 2019


Something Worse than Faction

Politics and Economics Jul 31 2019


What's in a Name?

Economics and Culture Jul 3 2019


The Spectator and the Market Miracle

Economic History Jun 17 2019


Thoughts on Tank Man

Politics and Economics Jun 11 2019


Socialist Fantasies

Austrian Economics May 24 2019



Scott Sumner

Fear of Financial Instability

Finance May 22 2024


Problems with Progressivism and Populism

Free Markets May 20 2024


Population and Density

Family Economics May 18 2024


The Actual "Great Replacement"

Labor Mobility, Immigration, Outsourcing May 16 2024


Let's Hope that Tariffs are Inflationary

International Trade May 14 2024


Visions of the 21st century

Technology May 12 2024


The Ukraine War: Who should sacrifice?

International Trade May 10 2024


Fed Forecasting: AI or Markets?

Macroeconomics May 8 2024


Was High Inflation Inevitable?

Macroeconomics May 6 2024


Imagine There's No Zoning

Regulation May 5 2024


Where's the Best Place to Live?

Revealed Preference May 2 2024


America, but with fewer immigrants

Labor Mobility, Immigration, Outsourcing Apr 30 2024



The Centralization of Power

International Macroeconomics Apr 26 2024


Is Nationalism Bad for Your Health?

Economics of Health Care Apr 25 2024


Externalities Should be Handled with Care

Energy, Environment, Resources Apr 23 2024


Neoconservatism, Nationalism and Liberalism

Violence and War Apr 22 2024


Socialism is a Luxury Good

Cross-country Comparisons Apr 21 2024


Now do Japan

Cross-country Comparisons Apr 18 2024


Hey teacher, call on me!

Macroeconomics Apr 16 2024



The Anti-Chinese Roots of American Public Policy

Economics of Crime Apr 12 2024


Should We Make Fun of JP Morgan?

Macroeconomics Apr 10 2024



Which Price Indices are Most Useful?

Macroeconomics Apr 6 2024


The Road to Serfdom

Economics of Crime Apr 4 2024


Decriminalization Doesn't Solve the Problem

Law and Economics Apr 2 2024


The World We've Lost

Liberty Mar 31 2024



Higher Taxes or Lower Benefits?

Fiscal Policy Mar 27 2024


Customs Unions and Free Trade Zones

International Trade Mar 25 2024


Why No Recession (so far)?

Labor Market Mar 24 2024


Money Multipliers on Mars

Finance Mar 22 2024


Does Money Buy Happiness?

Cross-country Comparisons Mar 20 2024


Charter Cities in Kenya

Institutional Economics Mar 19 2024


Does Taxing Capital Encourage Capital Formation?

Finance: stocks, options, etc. Mar 17 2024


You Cannot Prioritize Everything

Politics and Economics Mar 15 2024


Powell is Wrong About Inflation

Macroeconomics Mar 14 2024


Preserving Canada's Wilderness

Energy, Environment, Resources Mar 12 2024


Two Definitions of Bubbles

Finance Mar 10 2024


Expect More Banking Turmoil

Politics and Economics Mar 8 2024


A Chat with Claude 3

Economic Education Mar 6 2024


American Paranoia

International Trade Mar 4 2024


China's Two Problems

Macroeconomics Mar 2 2024


Florida's Foreign Policy

Foreign Policy Feb 29 2024


Does Illegal Immigration Help to Reduce Crime?

Economics of Crime Feb 27 2024


A Charter City for Egypt?

Cross-country Comparisons Feb 26 2024


The Problem with Doves

Macroeconomics Feb 24 2024


Is the Value of Gold Stable?

Microeconomics Feb 22 2024


Price Dispersion and Income

Cross-country Comparisons Feb 21 2024


Does it Matter Whether Addiction is a Disease?

Behavioral Economics Feb 19 2024


A Rare Success Story

Regulation Feb 17 2024


Toilets and AI

Cross-country Comparisons Feb 15 2024


Do Wages Cause Inflation?

Labor Market Feb 13 2024


China's Weak Economy

Macroeconomics Feb 11 2024


Is Arabia the New America?

Cross-country Comparisons Feb 10 2024


Policy Effects in the Ultra-Long Run

Economic Methods Feb 8 2024


The Washington State Experiment

Labor Mobility, Immigration, Outsourcing Feb 6 2024


Resting on our Laurels?

Cross-country Comparisons Feb 4 2024


Beckworth Interviews Eggertsson

Macroeconomics Feb 2 2024


Gravity and Wage Stickiness

Macroeconomics Jan 31 2024


Is Blogging Effective?

Economic Education Jan 29 2024


What About Gradualism?

Macroeconomics Jan 27 2024


Poorly Defined Concepts in Macroeconomics

Macroeconomics Jan 25 2024


The Weird and Depressing Debate Over AS/AD

Economic Education Jan 23 2024



What I've Been Reading

Liberty Jan 20 2024


Bad Business: The Role of Subsidy and Regulation

Business Economics Jan 18 2024


Status Quo Bias

Monetary Policy Jan 15 2024


Two Types of New Cities

Central Planning Jan 13 2024


Does Consumption-Led Growth Exist?

Economic Growth Jan 11 2024


The Myth of the 1950s Utopia

Economic Growth Jan 9 2024


Poverty: Is it Circumstances or Decision-Making?

Behavioral Economics Jan 7 2024


The Wisdom of Giuliano da Empoli

Politics and Economics Jan 5 2024



Money/Macro: Who is the GOAT?

EconTalk Jan 1 2024


You May Not Care About War . . .

Violence and War Dec 30 2023


Tyler Cowen on Recent Fed Policy

Macroeconomics Dec 28 2023


Two Types of Forecasting Errors

Macroeconomics Dec 26 2023


Nemo judex in causa sua

Macroeconomics Dec 25 2023


The New McCarthyism

Politics and Economics Dec 23 2023


The Global Distribution of AI Talent

Human Capital Dec 21 2023


Delete Fiscal Policy from Macro

Fiscal Policy Dec 19 2023


Why Not Fiscal Policy?

Fiscal Policy Dec 17 2023


What Kind of Driver Are You?

Macroeconomics Dec 15 2023


A Very Good Question

Macroeconomics Dec 13 2023



Were the 1960s a "Tightening Episode"?

Macroeconomics Dec 11 2023


Karl Smith on Monetary Policy Puzzles

Macroeconomics Dec 9 2023


Productivity Puzzles

Productivity Dec 6 2023


How Important are "The Issues"?

Politics and Economics Dec 5 2023


Drug War Propaganda

Economics of Crime Dec 2 2023


Should Mexico Attack the USA?

Economics of Crime Nov 30 2023


The Wittgenstein Test

International Macroeconomics Nov 28 2023


Harrison Bergeron in the Skies

Trade Barriers Nov 26 2023


Would Trump Make Inflation Worse?

Macroeconomics Nov 24 2023


Things That Didn't Cause the Great Depression

Economic History Nov 22 2023


Dollarization for Argentina?

Macroeconomics Nov 20 2023


The Open Society and its Enemies

Free Markets Nov 18 2023


Do the Banks Pay FDIC Fees?

Finance Nov 16 2023


Libertarianism and Free Will

Liberty Nov 14 2023



Relative Prices in China

Central Planning Nov 10 2023


The Grasshoppers are Coming for your Savings

Income Distribution Nov 8 2023


China's Best Province

Cross-country Comparisons Nov 6 2023


Reporters Don't Write Headlines

Supply-side Economics Nov 4 2023


Old Calabria: The Benefits of Emigration

Cross-country Comparisons Nov 2 2023


Don't Confuse Supply with Quantity Supplied

Economic Education Oct 31 2023


The death of Li Keqiang

Free Markets Oct 31 2023


Is Currency Forced into Circulation?

Macroeconomics Oct 29 2023


Commenter Jeff on FAIT

Macroeconomics Oct 27 2023


Crime and Punishment

Economics of Crime Oct 26 2023


Demographics are Not Japan's Problem

Cross-country Comparisons Oct 23 2023


Markets and Zoning

Regulation Oct 22 2023


Don’t Predict Problems---Prevent Them

Business Cycles Oct 19 2023


Competition in the 21st Century

Cross-country Comparisons Oct 17 2023


Richard Clarida on What Went Wrong

Macroeconomics Oct 16 2023


Yglesias on Industrial Policy

Cross-country Comparisons Oct 12 2023



Regulation Favors the Elites

Regulation Oct 8 2023


Never Reason from a Quantity Change

Labor Market Oct 6 2023


Taiwan and Montesquieu

International Trade Oct 5 2023


Some questions for Bloomberg

Macroeconomics Oct 3 2023


The Zero Sum Death Spiral

Economic Growth Oct 1 2023


What's Wrong with Macro?

Macroeconomics Sep 29 2023


Macroeconomics at 100

History of Economic Thought Sep 28 2023


Out-of-Sample Failures

Macroeconomics Sep 26 2023


Why so sad?

Macroeconomics Sep 24 2023


Economics is Really Hard

Economic Education Sep 22 2023


Socializing Risk

Finance Sep 20 2023


Can supply and demand explain inflation?

Macroeconomics Sep 18 2023


Nationalism and Corruption

Politics and Economics Sep 16 2023


The challenge facing YIMBYs

Property Rights Sep 14 2023


Emergent Tokyo

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Sep 12 2023


The real problem is nominal (wages)

Labor Market Sep 10 2023


Should we root for poverty?

International Trade Sep 8 2023


A comment on Jordà, Singh, and Taylor

Economic History Sep 6 2023


Now they see the problem

Fiscal Policy Sep 4 2023


The confusing China debate

Fiscal Policy Sep 3 2023


Do we incarcerate too many or too few?

Economics of Crime Aug 31 2023


Non-obvious correlations

Cross-country Comparisons Aug 29 2023


Avoid trendy economics

Fiscal Policy Aug 27 2023


Everything is correlated

Growth: Consequences Aug 25 2023


Demographic anxiety

Cross-country Comparisons Aug 23 2023


The government doesn't feel your pain

Economics of Health Care Aug 21 2023


The Laffer curve for incarceration

Economics of Crime Aug 20 2023


AI control and monetary policy

Labor Market Aug 17 2023



Fertile ground for libertarianism?

Economic Growth Aug 14 2023


How do barter economies avoid inflation?

Macroeconomics Aug 13 2023


99 lead balloons

Finance Aug 11 2023


A tale of twin cities

Property Rights Aug 9 2023


Ricardo Reis on the Phillips curve

Labor Market Aug 7 2023


The actual Phillips curve

Labor Market Aug 4 2023


The new left/right axis

Politics and Economics Aug 3 2023


Rich like Asians, homeless like Latinos

Income and Wealth distribution Aug 1 2023


What goes around comes around

Liberty Jul 30 2023


Cochrane on nominal GDP targeting

Macroeconomics Jul 28 2023


Leftists and trust fund kids

Economics of Education Jul 25 2023


Strategic ambiguity?

Violence and War Jul 24 2023


Singa-Dubai

Cross-country Comparisons Jul 22 2023


The unintended consequences of nationalism

International Trade Jul 20 2023


Monetary policy and wages

Labor Market Jul 18 2023



The Fed doesn't fight inflation

Macroeconomics Jul 14 2023


Do sanctions work?

International Trade Jul 12 2023


Density and congestion

Regulation Jul 10 2023


Is the job market "healthy"?

Labor Market Jul 9 2023


The reactionary impulse

Regulation Jul 7 2023


Has higher education been fixed?

Economics of Education Jul 5 2023


When confused, re-evaluate your model

Macroeconomics Jul 4 2023


A tale of two suburbs

Free Markets Jul 2 2023


National agoraphobia

Foreign Policy Jun 30 2023


Weight gain and price gain

Macroeconomics Jun 28 2023


There is no solid ground in politics

Politics and Economics Jun 27 2023


Scientists, Pundits, and the Origin of COVID-19

Politics and Economics Jun 25 2023


Journalistic clichés

Economics of Education Jun 23 2023


Was Arthur Burns a bad Fed chair?

Economic History Jun 22 2023


Housing and Immigration

Labor Mobility, Immigration, Outsourcing Jun 19 2023


America's Most Bipartisan Issue

Energy, Environment, Resources Jun 19 2023


Dumb Ideas

Free Markets Jun 16 2023


Leave us alone

Central Planning Jun 14 2023


Financial Problems are Endogenous

Finance Jun 13 2023


A Rising Tide Lifts Yachts and Rowboats

Growth: Consequences Jun 11 2023


The Wolf is Getting Closer

Fiscal Policy Jun 9 2023


A Target Band for Inflation?

Macroeconomics Jun 7 2023


Robert Hetzel's History of the Fed

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Jun 5 2023



California has Money to Burn

Price Controls Jun 1 2023


The Fed Must Offset Fiscal Policy

Fiscal Policy May 30 2023


Is World War III inevitable?

Game Theory May 29 2023


Friday night football

Economics of Education May 26 2023


Furman and Bernanke on NGDP as an indicator

Macroeconomics May 25 2023


On the uncertainty of our judgement

Regulation May 23 2023


Cochrane on rational expectations

Economic Methods May 21 2023


One area where the US leads the world

Regulation May 19 2023


A single Fed mandate?

Macroeconomics May 17 2023


An idealistic economist

Economic Methods May 17 2023


Getting Back on Track (A Steph Curry Fed)

Macroeconomics May 14 2023


Correlation, causation, and big changes

Economic Methods May 12 2023


Scott Alexander is still (probably) wrong

Property Rights May 10 2023


Noah Smith's Pessimistic Vision

International Trade May 8 2023


What current macro puzzle?

Labor Market May 7 2023


Why is demand so strong?

Macroeconomics May 5 2023


About that 2022 "Recession"

Labor Market May 3 2023


Why Scott Alexander is Wrong

Property Rights May 1 2023


The cost of economic nationalism

Trade Barriers Apr 30 2023


The virtue of patience

Foreign Policy Apr 29 2023


Coasean economics in Irvine

Energy, Environment, Resources Apr 27 2023


Rising prices and falling output

Macroeconomics Apr 24 2023


Leftists and liars

Liberty Apr 23 2023


Millionaires prefer . . .

Cross-country Comparisons Apr 20 2023


The Fed as social psychologist

Macroeconomics Apr 18 2023


The cost of giving in to blackmail

Game Theory Apr 16 2023


Taiwan, the ROC, and Super Bowl XXXII

Politics and Economics Apr 13 2023


Greenspan on NGDP targeting

Macroeconomics Apr 12 2023


Profit margins and inflation

Macroeconomics Apr 10 2023


Alternative Approaches to Monetary Policy

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Apr 6 2023


FDIC and small banks

Finance Apr 4 2023


Am I a "liquidationist"?

Finance Apr 2 2023



The return of industrial policies

International Trade Mar 28 2023


Do banks create money?

Finance Mar 25 2023


A tale of two banks

Finance Mar 23 2023


The bigger bailout

Finance Mar 22 2023



Lyn Alden on Bank Safety

Finance Mar 18 2023




Promises, promises

Finance Mar 13 2023



Silver linings from inflation?

Macroeconomics Mar 9 2023


Strange rebels

Economic and Political Philosophy Mar 7 2023


QE and low inflation are not alternatives

Macroeconomics Mar 5 2023


Fine for parking?

Economics of Crime Mar 2 2023


Uncomfortable truths

Cross-country Comparisons Feb 28 2023


The southwestern US has plenty of water

Energy, Environment, Resources Feb 26 2023


Poverty is crowded

Cross-country Comparisons Feb 24 2023




Arms are fungible

Trade Barriers Feb 19 2023


Do elections have consequences?

Politics and Economics Feb 16 2023


Correlation and causation

Behavioral Economics Feb 15 2023


Dutch housing shortage (TLDR)

Price Controls Feb 13 2023


Natural resources are overrated

Cross-country Comparisons Feb 11 2023


Nationalism is a negative sum game

Foreign Policy Feb 9 2023


Inconvenient views

Labor Mobility, Immigration, Outsourcing Feb 7 2023


A Chat on supply and demand

Economic Education Feb 5 2023


About that employment-population ratio

Labor Market Feb 3 2023


(Almost) nobody gets macro

Economic History Feb 2 2023




Update your priors

Economics of Crime Jan 28 2023


Time for Some Soul Searching

Macroeconomics Jan 26 2023


If things are going well

Macroeconomics Jan 25 2023


Feudalism in America

Property Rights Jan 23 2023


Zoning and "malinvestment"

Economic Growth Jan 22 2023


Should we become entangled with our adversaries?

International Trade Jan 21 2023



How to succeed without really trying

Politics and Economics Jan 16 2023


My 2021 mistake

Macroeconomics Jan 14 2023


Good news on inflation

Macroeconomics Jan 12 2023


The Decline of Growth

Economic Growth Jan 11 2023


Nationalism is Bad for Your Health

International Trade Jan 9 2023


Reputation Bubbles, Crime, and the EMH

Economics of Crime Jan 8 2023


Is Rapid Job Growth a Good Thing?

Labor Market Jan 6 2023


Garett Jones on Culture and Migration

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Jan 4 2023


Minor changes with major effects

Behavioral Economics Jan 2 2023


Bennett McCallum, RIP

Macroeconomics Jan 2 2023


A rose by any other name

Macroeconomics Dec 31 2022



America knows best

Economics of Health Care Dec 28 2022


Different varieties of inflation

Macroeconomics Dec 27 2022


Guilty of intent to commit charity?

Economics of Crime Dec 25 2022


Covid returns to China

Economics of Health Care Dec 23 2022


About that illegal pot

Economics of Crime Dec 22 2022


Inflation can be brought down quickly

Macroeconomics Dec 20 2022


In Japan, wages are also the problem

Macroeconomics Dec 18 2022


Which conspiracy theories should you believe?

Economics of Health Care Dec 16 2022


Call it "wages"

Labor Market Dec 14 2022


Can you raise a family on one income?

Family Economics Dec 14 2022


Main Street and Wall Street

Macroeconomics Dec 13 2022


Is macroeconomics in its infancy?

Macroeconomics Dec 11 2022


Stand your ground

Economics of Crime Dec 9 2022


Unintended consequences of sanctions

Trade Barriers Dec 7 2022


Content moderation is difficult

Business Economics Dec 6 2022


Quasi-efficient markets

Competition Dec 4 2022


Lael Brainard on monetary policy

Macroeconomics Dec 1 2022


Was Robin Hood a utilitarian?

Economics of Crime Nov 29 2022


The muddled thinking of protectionists

International Trade Nov 28 2022


George Selgin on the postwar economy

Fiscal Policy Nov 26 2022


The mystery of politics

Moral Reasoning Nov 24 2022


Canada's new Conservative leader

Liberty Nov 22 2022


What do you mean by policy lags?

Macroeconomics Nov 21 2022


Justice for Sherry Chen

Liberty Nov 19 2022


The Cato Institute on monetary reform

Macroeconomics Nov 17 2022



Ethan Ilzetzki on monetary policy

Macroeconomics Nov 14 2022


Crypto regulation bleg

Finance Nov 12 2022


The "anomalies" keep piling up

Macroeconomics Nov 10 2022


Bureaucrats impeded by bureaucracy

Regulation Nov 9 2022


Five perspectives on Fed losses

Macroeconomics Nov 7 2022


Why so glum (part 2)

Fiscal Policy Nov 6 2022


The doves were wrong

Macroeconomics Nov 4 2022


Five new Manhattans

Economic Growth Nov 2 2022


The libertarian solution

Politics and Economics Oct 31 2022


Lessons from the Russian gas debacle

International Trade Oct 30 2022



The truth about Trump and Truss

Macroeconomics Oct 25 2022


Galileo would understand

Liberty Oct 23 2022


The policy lag puzzle

Finance: stocks, options, etc. Oct 21 2022


Money to burn?

Money and Inflation Oct 19 2022


Gradualism turned out to be a mistake

Macroeconomics Oct 17 2022


Who could have foreseen this?

Fiscal Policy Oct 15 2022


Brad DeLong's 20th century

Economic Growth Oct 13 2022



Are you certain that the Fed has tightened?

Macroeconomics Oct 10 2022



Better call a rules utilitarian

Moral Reasoning Oct 6 2022


Thoughts on the neoliberal wave

Cross-country Comparisons Oct 4 2022


People who adhere to cultural norms

Cross-country Comparisons Oct 2 2022


Back in the DDR

Cross-country Comparisons Sep 30 2022


Time to pay the piper?

Macroeconomics Sep 28 2022


YIMBY's surprising win in California

Politics and Economics Sep 27 2022


The (political) equilibrium interest rate

Fiscal Policy Sep 25 2022


Should we read dead economists?

Economic Education Sep 23 2022


The city without zoning

Regulation Sep 21 2022


Donald Kohn on The Money Illusion

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Sep 19 2022


The open society and its enemies

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Sep 17 2022


Minor crimes in Alabama

Cross-country Comparisons Sep 15 2022


Stabilizing the economy

Macroeconomics Sep 12 2022


Are Chinese nationalists woke?

Liberty Sep 10 2022


Solidarity

Moral Reasoning Sep 8 2022


Wokism in the developing world

Cross-country Comparisons Sep 6 2022


In praise of slackers?

Cross-country Comparisons Sep 4 2022


Recessions and corrections

Macroeconomics Sep 2 2022


Adam Smith was right

Cross-country Comparisons Aug 31 2022


Neel Kashkari's schandenfreude

Finance: stocks, options, etc. Aug 29 2022


Prospects for a soft landing?

Macroeconomics Aug 28 2022


Consumption taxes

Tax Reform Aug 26 2022


Our hidden taxes on thrift

Public Choice Theory Aug 24 2022



How much choice do you want?

Free Markets Aug 21 2022


Monetary conflation

Free Markets Aug 19 2022


A tiger by the tail

Free Markets Aug 17 2022


Switzerland's secret sauce

Cross-country Comparisons Aug 15 2022


Libertarian monetary policy bleg

Austrian Economics Aug 14 2022


The paradox of "restrictive financial conditions"

Finance: stocks, options, etc. Aug 12 2022


Hollywood and reality

Foreign Policy Aug 11 2022


What do you see?

Macroeconomics Aug 9 2022


IMMENSELY confusing

Liberty Aug 8 2022


Barro's dubious recession call

Business Cycles Aug 5 2022


Public opinion is a slippery concept

Public Choice Theory Aug 3 2022


History lessons

Foreign Policy Aug 2 2022


Raise taxes on investment?

Regulation and Subsidies Jul 30 2022


Nudged into the oncoming lane

Behavioral Economics Jul 29 2022


A good press conference

Macroeconomics Jul 28 2022


What is monetary policy?

Macroeconomics Jul 26 2022


Is high unemployment inevitable?

Labor Market Jul 25 2022


When policies are not credible

Fiscal Policy Jul 21 2022


Thanks for nothing!

Finance: stocks, options, etc. Jul 19 2022


How do you know if AD is too high?

Macroeconomics Jul 18 2022


The surveillance state

Liberty Jul 15 2022


Stagflation and boomflation

Macroeconomics Jul 13 2022



Popularism and freedom

Liberty Jul 8 2022


Why macro forecasting is difficult

Finance: stocks, options, etc. Jul 7 2022


It's about time

Economics of Health Care Jul 6 2022


Ideas don't stay discredited forever

Economic Education Jul 4 2022


The "two negative quarters" myth

Labor Market Jul 3 2022


The risk of recession

Finance: stocks, options, etc. Jul 1 2022


NIMBY, YIMBY or MIMBY?

Regulation and Subsidies Jun 29 2022


What do you actually believe?

Incentives Jun 28 2022


Blue votes, red policy

Politics and Economics Jun 27 2022


Krugman on the effects of a hot economy

Cross-country Comparisons Jun 26 2022


To succeed, one must recognize success

Macroeconomics Jun 24 2022


Killing 4 birds with one stone

Taxation Jun 22 2022


Global warming: Are both sides wrong?

Energy, Environment, Resources Jun 21 2022


Is there a case for higher inflation?

Macroeconomics Jun 20 2022


Why so glum?

Fiscal Policy Jun 17 2022


What happened to good news?

Media Watch Jun 16 2022


The woke are feeding on themselves

Moral Reasoning Jun 14 2022


The Fed knew

Macroeconomics Jun 13 2022


6% of Americans are woke extremists

Moral Reasoning Jun 13 2022


Nationalism and the global economy

Economics of Health Care Jun 11 2022


Supply is more elastic than you think

Economics of Health Care Jun 10 2022


Why so many Covid deaths?

Economics of Health Care Jun 9 2022


Is Europe also overheating?

Cross-country Comparisons Jun 7 2022


Firemen and arsonists

Macroeconomics Jun 5 2022


The other F-word

Liberty Jun 4 2022


Is fiscal policy fairer?

Fiscal Policy Jun 1 2022


What "obvious" reason?

Cross-country Comparisons May 28 2022


Who are the homeless?

Behavioral Economics May 26 2022


Is pilot error a possibility?

Macroeconomics May 25 2022



Is money getting tighter?

Efficient Markets Hypothesis May 22 2022


Theory and empirical evidence

Economic and Political Philosophy May 20 2022


Is California a good place to live?

Energy, Environment, Resources May 19 2022


Think big, but don't buy Greenland

Economic Growth May 16 2022


The problem with fiscal policy

Fiscal Policy May 14 2022


Inflation is worse than it looks

Macroeconomics May 12 2022


First they came for the communists . . .

Moral Reasoning May 11 2022



Ending transitory inflation is easy

Macroeconomics May 7 2022


Steer the bus AND straighten the road

Macroeconomics May 6 2022


Mercatus Center Friedman symposium

History of Economic Thought May 4 2022


Avoid snap judgments

Monetary Policy May 1 2022


The man who was correct

Macroeconomics Apr 28 2022


The power to subsidize is the power to destroy

Economics of Education Apr 26 2022


The Fed 3.0

Macroeconomics Apr 26 2022


Jason Furman was wrong

Macroeconomics Apr 24 2022


Jason Furman is right

Macroeconomics Apr 23 2022


Then and now

Foreign Policy Apr 22 2022


NIRA redux

Labor Market Apr 20 2022


The dog that didn't bark

Cross-country Comparisons Apr 18 2022


It's the stupidity, stupid

Economic Education Apr 16 2022


Removing ego from monetary policy

Monetary Policy Apr 14 2022



Don't conflate nationalism with patriotism

Cross-country Comparisons Apr 10 2022


Nominal GDP as a policy guide

Macroeconomics Apr 9 2022


Whom can you trust?

Finance Apr 8 2022


Is there a carbon tax in our future?

Energy, Environment, Resources Apr 5 2022


All that glitters . . .

Cryptocurrency Apr 3 2022


Back to gold?

Economic History Mar 31 2022


What caused the high inflation?

Macroeconomics Mar 29 2022


Trust, but verify

Economics of Health Care Mar 27 2022


Like sending a check to Putin

Politics and Economics Mar 25 2022


Yes, we can "whip inflation now"

Macroeconomics Mar 23 2022


Why the Fed should hit its target

Macroeconomics Mar 21 2022


Industrial policy and wish lists

Free Markets Mar 20 2022


Should bank examiners do monetary policy?

Monetary Policy Mar 18 2022



Artificially low rates? Yes, finally.

Macroeconomics Mar 15 2022


No sanctions without globalization

Trade Barriers Mar 14 2022


How confident should you be?

Efficient Markets Hypothesis Mar 11 2022


Don't blame the hippies

Economics of Crime Mar 9 2022


What Dutch disease?

Energy, Environment, Resources Mar 7 2022


Foreign policy is hard

Moral Reasoning Mar 5 2022


Do you remember 1973?

Economic History Mar 4 2022


Heading down north, part 2

Cross-country Comparisons Mar 2 2022


Confusion about "overheating"

Macroeconomics Feb 28 2022



A SWIFT and sure way to punish Russia

Politics and Economics Feb 24 2022


The rise and fall and rise of nationalism

Moral Reasoning Feb 24 2022


Do we need labels to think?

Moral Reasoning Feb 23 2022


Is FAIT a mystery cult?

Macroeconomics Feb 21 2022


Is money (nominally) neutral?

Macroeconomics Feb 18 2022


The pessimists were correct about Covid

Economics of Health Care Feb 17 2022


Heading down north

Cross-country Comparisons Feb 15 2022


Where the Fed went wrong

Macroeconomics Feb 13 2022


The inflation outlook is getting worse

Macroeconomics Feb 12 2022


Straight Outta Compton

Property Rights Feb 10 2022


Should the Fed be led by experts?

Macroeconomics Feb 8 2022


NGDP targeting and libertarianism

Free Markets Feb 6 2022


The Fed and climate change

Energy, Environment, Resources Feb 4 2022


Selgin is right, but it's an endless battle

Efficient Markets Hypothesis Feb 1 2022


The "old inflation playbook" still applies

Macroeconomics Jan 29 2022




Bryan Caplan on prices and shortages

Macroeconomics Jan 25 2022



Kevin Erdmann was right

Efficient Markets Hypothesis Jan 23 2022


A rose by any other name

Energy, Environment, Resources Jan 22 2022


Was MMT influential?

Fiscal Policy Jan 20 2022


Protectionism doesn't protect jobs (in aggregate)

International Trade Jan 19 2022


Flight 447, Britney Spears, and Audi cars

Macroeconomics Jan 17 2022


Two types of environmentalism

Energy, Environment, Resources Jan 15 2022


Borderline cases

Game Theory Jan 13 2022


The dream of a united Europe

International Trade Jan 11 2022


Why I'm a contrarian on fiscal policy

Fiscal Policy Jan 9 2022


Stop talking about "getting back to 2%"

Macroeconomics Jan 7 2022


The actual case for wage/price controls

Macroeconomics Jan 5 2022


The poison of nationalism

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Jan 3 2022


Where are we making progress?

Economic Growth Jan 1 2022


Exactly who is targeting inflation at 2%?

Macroeconomics Dec 28 2021


Three kinds of people

Liberty Dec 27 2021


What makes an issue political?

Liberty Dec 26 2021


Decentralized Tokyo

Central Planning Dec 23 2021


Does immigration reduce wages?

Labor Market Dec 21 2021


The dog that didn't bark

Efficient Markets Hypothesis Dec 20 2021



Contra Caplan on Covid caution

Liberty Dec 17 2021


Who is hurt most by inflation?

Income Distribution Dec 15 2021


Market efficiency in sports

Behavioral Economics Dec 13 2021


Yglesias on monetary policy

Macroeconomics Dec 11 2021


It didn't begin with Covid

Liberty Dec 10 2021



Taking Tegucigalpa seriously

Media Watch Dec 7 2021


Kowtowing to the CCP

Moral Reasoning Dec 5 2021


The politics of "right to die"

Economics of Health Care Dec 4 2021


A boringly conventional contrarian

Economic History Dec 1 2021


Nominal GDP >>> Aggregate Demand

Economic Education Nov 29 2021


Are carbon taxes unpopular?

Energy, Environment, Resources Nov 28 2021


Japan's "curious" lack of inflation

Macroeconomics Nov 26 2021


What is a "low interest rate policy"?

Macroeconomics Nov 24 2021


2021 >>>>>>>> 2009

Macroeconomics Nov 22 2021


Iraqi WMD redux

Politics and Economics Nov 19 2021


There is no magic wand

Macroeconomics Nov 17 2021


What caused the inflation?

Macroeconomics Nov 15 2021


When it's time to panic

Behavioral Economics Nov 14 2021


Freedom and tradition

Liberty Nov 12 2021


Why is inflation bad?

Macroeconomics Nov 10 2021


Democracy and government spending

Political Economy Nov 8 2021


There is no "wait and see" for Fed policy

Efficient Markets Hypothesis Nov 6 2021


Baby knows best

Efficient Markets Hypothesis Nov 4 2021


Inflation: Is it supply or demand?

Macroeconomics Nov 2 2021


Monetary policy and central planning

Central Planning Nov 1 2021


What should have happened in 2008-09

Business Cycles Oct 30 2021


The nominal recovery is now complete

Macroeconomics Oct 28 2021


What kind of immigrants does the GOP want?

Labor Mobility, Immigration, Outsourcing Oct 26 2021


How nationalism blinds us

Cross-country Comparisons Oct 24 2021


Yes, political polarization has gotten much worse

Politics and Economics Oct 22 2021


Businesses cooperate, politicians compete

Foreign Policy Oct 20 2021



Will Texas choose to be pro-business or pro-market?

Energy, Environment, Resources Oct 16 2021


An unsung success story

Labor Mobility, Immigration, Outsourcing Oct 15 2021


Capitalism has a disparate impact

Income Distribution Oct 13 2021


Why "tax the rich" isn't working

Tax Reform Oct 11 2021


Further thoughts on Washington State

Public Health Oct 10 2021


When forecasts don't pan out

International Macroeconomics Oct 9 2021


Why weren't we polarized in the past?

Politics and Economics Oct 7 2021


Some thoughts on modernism

Growth: Consequences Oct 5 2021


Exceptional Washington

Liberty Oct 3 2021


A dubious record

Cross-country Comparisons Oct 1 2021



Endogenous and exogenous steering

Economic Education Sep 27 2021


What does "local control" actually mean?

Politics and Economics Sep 25 2021


Is California still a trendsetter?

Energy, Environment, Resources Sep 24 2021


Doug Irwin on the Korean miracle

Economic Growth Sep 22 2021


Inflation and relative prices

Macroeconomics Sep 20 2021



Average is over

Income Distribution Sep 17 2021


Myths we teach our children

Economic Education Sep 15 2021


The dreary 21st century

Tax Reform Sep 13 2021


Patriotism and nationalism

Labor Mobility, Immigration, Outsourcing Sep 11 2021


Is market monetarism actually "monetarist"

Economic History Sep 10 2021




Well, that didn't take long!

Labor Market Sep 3 2021


It's never too late

Economic Education Sep 2 2021


Beware of conspiracy theories

Public Health Sep 1 2021



Against employment targets

Labor Market Aug 29 2021


The Third Amendment

Liberty Aug 28 2021



MMT and Japan

Fiscal Policy Aug 24 2021


Ryan Avent on policy counterfactuals

Macroeconomics Aug 22 2021


Commercial censorship?

Economics of Health Care Aug 20 2021


Does identity change?

Aug 18 2021


Whither sovereignty?

Foreign Policy Aug 17 2021


Eh, what's happening?

Economic Growth Aug 14 2021



The authoritarian nationalist playbook

Cross-country Comparisons Aug 8 2021


What emergency?

Labor Market Aug 6 2021


Scott Alexander on the FDA

Economics of Health Care Aug 5 2021


Who wants efficient passenger rail?

Central Planning Aug 3 2021


Void if vague

Law and Economics Jul 31 2021


Pollsters are people too

Liberty Jul 30 2021



Trust, but verify

Public Health Jul 26 2021


Yglesias on military spending

Fiscal Policy Jul 24 2021



I believe the TRUE science!

Public Health Jul 20 2021


Should we rely on the FDA for advice?

Public Health Jul 19 2021


Big fruit and low-hanging fruit

Labor Market Jul 16 2021


Is inflation always a monetary phenomenon?

Macroeconomics Jul 14 2021




Meaning and connotation

Moral Reasoning Jul 10 2021


Two types of utilitarianism

Moral Reasoning Jul 9 2021


Why don't firms pay more?

Labor Market Jul 7 2021


First impressions

Free Markets Jul 4 2021


The stories we tell

Economic Growth Jul 2 2021


The "good old days" that never were

Law and Economics Jul 1 2021


Teaching the Fed as the hero

Economic Education Jun 29 2021


Strange moral calculations

Cost-benefit Analysis Jun 26 2021


TV prices and British queens

Economic Methods Jun 24 2021


Temporary insanity (learning from mistakes)

History of Economic Thought Jun 22 2021


Inflation is a nominal phenomenon

Macroeconomics Jun 19 2021


Friedman's smashing success

History of Economic Thought Jun 17 2021


The pointless debate over inflation

Macroeconomics Jun 15 2021


In praise of "death panels"

Economics of Health Care Jun 12 2021


Is a ban on corporate ransom payments feasible?

Economics of Crime Jun 10 2021


When should NGDP be unstable?

Macroeconomics Jun 9 2021


Friedman as a critic of Keynesian economics

History of Economic Thought Jun 8 2021


The labor supply shock

Labor Market Jun 5 2021


Regulation can be painful

Economics of Health Care Jun 2 2021


How do deficits matter?

Fiscal Policy May 31 2021


A new model of the macroeconomy

Economic Education May 29 2021


That 1970s inflation

Finance May 27 2021


I'm still waiting

Efficient Markets Hypothesis May 25 2021



Is digital currency a threat to banking?

Macroeconomics May 20 2021


Did a lab leak cause a global pandemic?

Public Health May 18 2021


What about bribery?

Economics of Crime May 16 2021


Ransom bleg

Economics of Crime May 14 2021


The problem with interest rate targeting

Macroeconomics May 12 2021


The real story

Economics of Health Care May 9 2021


A crazy idea: Tell the truth

Economics of Health Care May 8 2021


Fiscal policy and interest rates

Fiscal Policy May 5 2021


The Fed is not a passive observer

Macroeconomics May 3 2021


Capital gains nonsense, part 2

Cross-country Comparisons Apr 30 2021


Double taxation of coconuts

Economic Education Apr 29 2021


Lower property values? That's the point.

Energy, Environment, Resources Apr 28 2021


Capital gains nonsense

Taxation Apr 26 2021


Zoning, race, and ideology

Central Planning Apr 24 2021


What the wage data is telling us

Labor Market Apr 22 2021


Teenage employment has bounced back

Labor Market Apr 20 2021


You get what you pay for

Labor Market Apr 19 2021


The summer of 2021

Labor Market Apr 17 2021


What causes recessions?

Macroeconomics Apr 16 2021


Covid: The next issue

Economics of Health Care Apr 14 2021


The problem with environmental impact statements

Energy, Environment, Resources Apr 12 2021


Who are the experts?

Economics of Health Care Apr 11 2021


Why are economists losing prestige?

Energy, Environment, Resources Apr 10 2021


Which ideas are winning?

Moral Reasoning Apr 8 2021



Robert Mundell, RIP

International Macroeconomics Apr 5 2021



How many people should we produce?

Moral Reasoning Mar 31 2021


The cultural impact of rent control

Price Controls Mar 29 2021


Cancel culture? Internet culture? Human culture?

Cross-country Comparisons Mar 27 2021


When to blame?

Incentives Mar 25 2021


Proactive and reactive COVID policies

Economics of Health Care Mar 23 2021


The professor vs. the markets

Macroeconomics Mar 22 2021



Did people eat two dinners in the 1970s?

Macroeconomics Mar 18 2021


How much should we borrow?

Fiscal Policy Mar 17 2021


Internal contradictions in progressivism

International Macroeconomics Mar 16 2021



Who gains under non-price rationing?

Free Markets Mar 12 2021


The old left and cancel culture

Liberty Mar 10 2021


Why is the UK doing so much better?

Cross-country Comparisons Mar 7 2021



Can economists be trusted?

Behavioral Economics Mar 4 2021


The COVID confidence man

Economics of Health Care Mar 2 2021


About those "bond vigilantes"

Macroeconomics Mar 1 2021


The two China policies

Economic Growth Feb 27 2021


One hundred years of solitude

Property Rights Feb 24 2021


The Mae West of energy sources

Energy, Environment, Resources Feb 24 2021


Correlation and causation

Family Economics Feb 22 2021


Dean Baker on wealth

Income and Wealth distribution Feb 21 2021


Promise to be irresponsible?

Macroeconomics Feb 18 2021


When is fiscal stimulus appropriate?

Fiscal Policy Feb 16 2021


The seen and the unseen

Politics and Economics Feb 14 2021


Free trade and free labor markets

International Trade Feb 12 2021



What is this "monetary policy" that you refer to?

Income and Wealth distribution Feb 9 2021


Romney's child allowance proposal

Family Economics Feb 7 2021


Olivier Blanchard on monetary offset

Fiscal Policy Feb 6 2021


If it ain't broke . . .

Macroeconomics Feb 5 2021


The Covid election

Politics and Economics Feb 4 2021


Censorship is a two-edged sword

Liberty Feb 3 2021


My new article on MMT

Economic Education Feb 1 2021


Panda: Pandering to the public's ignorance

Economics of Health Care Jan 31 2021


The equity and efficiency of SALT cap repeal

Income Distribution Jan 29 2021


Nationalism, prejudice, and FDA regulation

Economics of Health Care Jan 28 2021


Selective outrage

Free Markets Jan 27 2021


Markets are good at allocating resources

Free Markets Jan 26 2021


Welfare states and the new (center) left

Economic and Political Philosophy Jan 24 2021





Regulation and Vaccines: It's much worse than you think

Economics of Health Care Jan 17 2021


The "mad scientist" problem

Economics of Health Care Jan 15 2021


China won the trade war

International Trade Jan 12 2021


Daniel Kaufmann on Swiss monetary policy

International Macroeconomics Jan 11 2021


There's no one behind the curtain

Economics of Health Care Jan 9 2021


Biden approves First Dose First!

Economics of Health Care Jan 8 2021


Why are stocks up today?

Politics and Economics Jan 7 2021


There are no non-Bayesians in a COVID foxhole

Economics of Health Care Jan 5 2021



The costs of not maximizing aggregate utility

Economics of Health Care Jan 2 2021


Gold hoarding during the Great Depression

Economic History Jan 1 2021


Nice vaccine; pity there's no distribution mechanism

Economics of Health Care Dec 29 2020


Connect the dots

Incentives Dec 25 2020


The world is full of inflation

Macroeconomics Dec 23 2020


Praise and Blame: Meritocracy and Utilitarianism

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Dec 22 2020


It's not just housing

Free Markets Dec 20 2020


Understanding MMT

Macroeconomics Dec 19 2020


Whip ambiguity now!

Macroeconomics Dec 18 2020


The Swiss cost of living is too low

International Macroeconomics Dec 16 2020


No free lunch for government debt

Fiscal Policy Dec 15 2020



That doesn't mean what you think it means

Macroeconomics Dec 11 2020


Simplifying the teaching of money

Economic Education Dec 10 2020



When regulators engage in "white lies"

Politics and Economics Dec 5 2020


Relief, not stimulus

Fiscal Policy Dec 3 2020



Three MMT fallacies

Macroeconomics Nov 29 2020


A meta-theory of money/macro

Macroeconomics Nov 28 2020



Further thoughts on MMT and net saving

Fiscal Policy Nov 25 2020


The importance of expectations

Finance Nov 24 2020


MMT bleg

Fiscal Policy Nov 23 2020




College grads and highly specialized societies

Politics and Economics Nov 18 2020


Conspiracy theories can cost lives

Economics of Health Care Nov 17 2020


Non-linearities in Covid outcomes

Cross-country Comparisons Nov 14 2020


Is Rand Paul actually wrong?

Economics of Health Care Nov 13 2020



The difficult politics of Covid

Economics of Health Care Nov 11 2020


The thing party vs. the idea party

Politics and Economics Nov 10 2020


About those Muslim immigrants to Germany

Economics of Health Care Nov 9 2020


Morning in America?

Labor Market Nov 6 2020


Some thoughts on polling

Moral Reasoning Nov 4 2020


A good night for libertarians

Liberty Nov 4 2020


How should we teach monetary policy?

Economic Education Nov 2 2020


The price of medical ethics (and fiscal stimulus)

Economics of Health Care Oct 30 2020


Arnold Kling on Modigliani-Miller and money

Macroeconomics Oct 28 2020


Parties become popular by taking unpopular stands

Politics and Economics Oct 28 2020


(Un)Orthodox economics

Politics and Economics Oct 26 2020


Look at money!

Macroeconomics Oct 25 2020


Two important and widely held views have been discredited

Efficient Markets Hypothesis Oct 23 2020


Is progressivism a scam?

International Trade Oct 22 2020



Are rational people weird?

Liberty Oct 19 2020


All ideologies eventually (seem to) fail

Cross-country Comparisons Oct 18 2020


Vermont is a safe space

Cross-country Comparisons Oct 17 2020


When in doubt, don't imprison

Economics of Crime Oct 16 2020


Do politicians listen to economists?

Political Economy Oct 13 2020



How soon we forget

Economic History Oct 10 2020


Trade deficit whack-a-mole

International Macroeconomics Oct 8 2020


Tim Duy on fiscal stimulus

Macroeconomics Oct 6 2020


Identifying monetary shocks

Labor Market Oct 6 2020


Special treatment for the powerful?

Moral Reasoning Oct 3 2020


This isn't a Keynesian business cycle

Fiscal Policy Oct 2 2020


The masquerading problem

Macroeconomics Sep 30 2020


Stephen Williamson on NGDP level targeting

Macroeconomics Sep 28 2020


Congress >>> economics profession

Macroeconomics Sep 25 2020


Taiwan's surprising boom

Cross-country Comparisons Sep 24 2020


The problem with court packing

Economic History Sep 22 2020


The lessons of Abenomics

Fiscal Policy Sep 21 2020


What do models tell us?

Economic Methods Sep 18 2020


The Fed can create money

Macroeconomics Sep 16 2020


Friends in high places

Public Choice Theory Sep 15 2020


The headline should match the article

Macroeconomics Sep 13 2020


Misinformation and foreign policy

Moral Reasoning Sep 11 2020


All Hail Lars Christensen!

Economic History Sep 9 2020


Fiscal stimulus also boosts inflation

Monetary Policy Sep 7 2020


Japan's new leader

Cross-country Comparisons Sep 5 2020



Sweden and Taiwan revisited

Economics of Health Care Sep 2 2020


More men on the moon?

Public Goods Sep 1 2020


COVID-19 in the Western Hemisphere

Economics of Crime Aug 30 2020



A win for monetarism?

Macroeconomics Aug 27 2020


Philippe Lemoine on Covid-19 conspiracy theories

Economics of Health Care Aug 25 2020


What does the UK want from Brexit?

International Trade Aug 23 2020


Are the old opposed to progress?

Economic Growth Aug 21 2020


Herd immunity is not a number (part 2)

Economics of Health Care Aug 20 2020



No lion tamers at the Fed

Monetary Policy Aug 17 2020


The new McCarthyism

Liberty Aug 16 2020


Further thoughts on consumption and GDP

Macroeconomics Aug 15 2020


Consumption is not a part of GDP

Fiscal Policy Aug 14 2020


The wheel of ideology revisited

Economic and Political Philosophy Aug 13 2020


Capitalists of the world unite!

Liberty Aug 12 2020


Conservatives and the mythical third way

International Macroeconomics Aug 11 2020


Sweden prediction

Labor Market Aug 9 2020


I've changed my mind on the Fed's mandate

Macroeconomics Aug 8 2020


The emerging war on thrift

Income and Wealth distribution Aug 6 2020


A Sword of Damocles for TikTok?

Game Theory Aug 5 2020


Rethinking the Great Recession

Economic History Aug 4 2020



Is utilitarianism WEIRD?

Moral Reasoning Aug 2 2020


Wasted ammunition?

Fiscal Policy Jul 30 2020


Should we root for second best policies?

Macroeconomics Jul 29 2020


The business cycle drives investment

Macroeconomics Jul 27 2020


'Profit' is a meaningless term

Tax Reform Jul 24 2020


Is stimulus costly?

Fiscal Policy Jul 22 2020


Free to build

Liberty Jul 20 2020


This is how it's supposed to work

Business Cycles Jul 18 2020



What we know about COVID-19

Public Health Jul 14 2020


Could it have been much worse?

Incentives Jul 12 2020


Progressivism goes off the rails

Moral Reasoning Jul 11 2020


Monetary economics: The three heresies

Economic and Political Philosophy Jul 8 2020


2020 hindsight

Public Health Jul 6 2020


How is the US doing?

Public Health Jul 5 2020


Two countries, going in opposite directions

Economics of Health Care Jul 4 2020


The totalitarian temptation

Public Health Jul 3 2020


Reforming unemployment insurance

Labor Market Jun 30 2020


The Supreme Court is a follower, not a leader

Labor Mobility, Immigration, Outsourcing Jun 28 2020



Shooting ourselves in the foot

Regulation Jun 23 2020


Winter in Australia

Economics of Health Care Jun 21 2020


Keep government out of the media

Liberty Jun 18 2020


The Fed is unlikely to monetize the debt

Fiscal Policy Jun 17 2020


Should we trust elite opinion?

Politics and Economics Jun 15 2020



Fewer laws, less police brutality

Economics of Crime Jun 12 2020


African-American lives matter

Moral Reasoning Jun 11 2020


Nationalism and tech

Politics and Economics Jun 8 2020



Lockdowns are partly endogenous

Economics of Health Care Jun 4 2020


Herd immunity was never a feasible option

Economics of Health Care Jun 2 2020


A libertarian is a conservative who has been oppressed

Economics of Health Care Jun 1 2020


Highway 61 revisited

Politics and Economics May 31 2020


Kudos to the UK

Labor Mobility, Immigration, Outsourcing May 30 2020


Will we have a depression?

Economic History May 29 2020


Matt Yglesias on Hong Kong

Labor Mobility, Immigration, Outsourcing May 28 2020


Libertarianism, not libertarians

Economics of Health Care May 27 2020


When the personal becomes political

Politics and Economics May 25 2020


Richard Timberlake on the gold standard

Economic History May 24 2020


How should we evaluate policy?

Macroeconomics May 23 2020


A liberal world trading system: Who says no?

International Trade May 20 2020


Wrong headline

Moral Reasoning May 19 2020


Authoritarianism and lockdowns

Cross-country Comparisons May 18 2020


The pandemic and UBI

Incentives May 17 2020


Negative interest rates and negative IOER

Macroeconomics May 15 2020


Is health care discretionary?

Economics of Health Care May 13 2020


"Everyone has their reasons"

Economic and Political Philosophy May 11 2020


Big government is not the solution; it's the problem

Economics of Health Care May 10 2020


The wrong debate

Cross-country Comparisons May 8 2020


There is no magic bullet

Cross-country Comparisons May 8 2020


Consumption shocks and debt

Fiscal Policy May 7 2020


Remember "Remember the Maine"?

Education May 6 2020


America has very high standards

Liberty May 5 2020



Trump's effusive praise of China's coronavirus response

Economics of Health Care May 3 2020


The good, the bad, and the ugly

Finance May 2 2020



"national security reasons"

Liberty Apr 29 2020


Shouldn't the public decide?

Economics of Health Care Apr 28 2020


Further thoughts on the pandemic

Economics of Health Care Apr 27 2020


Update on flights from China

Moral Reasoning Apr 23 2020



Why the travel ban did not work

Economics of Health Care Apr 21 2020



Typhoon

Books: Reviews and Suggested Readings Apr 17 2020


Distorted perceptions of risk

Behavioral Economics Apr 16 2020


Sweden is not the model (Taiwan is)

Cross-country Comparisons Apr 15 2020


The importance of federalism

Central Planning Apr 14 2020


Why did the markets miss it?

Efficient Markets Hypothesis Apr 13 2020



Don't regulate health and safety

Law and Economics Apr 8 2020


The least bad prediction of our post-coronavirus future

Efficient Markets Hypothesis Apr 6 2020


Multiplier misconceptions

Finance Apr 5 2020


Libertarianism dodged a bullet

Economics of Health Care Apr 4 2020


Our economy will likely reboot too slowly

Economics of Health Care Apr 3 2020


"This isn't the last such crisis we'll have"

Economics of Health Care Apr 2 2020


Hubris in the West

Cross-country Comparisons Mar 31 2020


The world is what it is

Behavioral Economics Mar 29 2020



A battle fought on a million fronts

Austrian Economics Mar 26 2020


The white man's disease?

Cross-country Comparisons Mar 25 2020


Airlines frequently go bankrupt

Monetary Policy Mar 24 2020



The fruits of nationalism

Economics of Health Care Mar 22 2020


Hope springs eternal

Fiscal Policy Mar 21 2020


The case for coercion is weaker than it looks

Economics of Health Care Mar 20 2020


The intuition behind the productivity norm

Monetary Policy Mar 19 2020


Scott Alexander on Herbert Hoover

Economic History Mar 18 2020



The "d" word

Macroeconomics Mar 16 2020




Leaders are followers

Cross-country Comparisons Mar 14 2020


Why are markets so pessimistic?

Economics of Health Care Mar 12 2020


The answer: One week

Economics of Health Care Mar 11 2020




Oh, so NOW you want our goods

Economics of Health Care Mar 7 2020


The Great Saving Shock of 2020?

Finance Mar 6 2020


State capacity in the US and Singapore

Economics of Health Care Mar 4 2020


The weird global coronavirus data

Economics of Health Care Mar 3 2020


Not all NGDP fluctuations are bad

Macroeconomics Mar 2 2020


Don't count on the government to protect you

Political Economy Mar 2 2020


Overheating forecast bleg

Macroeconomics Feb 28 2020





Are the US and the UK political systems converging?

Cross-country Comparisons Feb 22 2020


Paul Romer's second critique of economics

Economic and Political Philosophy Feb 20 2020


Is the US an outlier on health care spending?

Economics of Health Care Feb 19 2020



We've seen this movie before

Fiscal Policy Feb 17 2020


Don't anthropomorphize the economy

Macroeconomics Feb 14 2020



The Indian currency experiment

Macroeconomics Feb 11 2020


Be careful what you ask for

Regulation Feb 8 2020



Labor unions and the Electoral College

Labor Market Feb 5 2020


Marcus Nunes and Ryan Avent were right

Macroeconomics Feb 3 2020


No libertarian Brexit

International Trade Jan 30 2020


Authoritarian nationalism is bad for your health

Economics of Health Care Jan 30 2020


Trying to understand the Huawei threat

Foreign Policy Jan 29 2020



Doubts about education "reform"

Economics of Education Jan 26 2020



Yes, the system is rigged. But how?

Economic Growth Jan 22 2020


Which contentious issues are NOT partisan?

Politics and Economics Jan 21 2020


Identity cards also have costs

Liberty Jan 18 2020


NeoFisherism and QE pessimism

Macroeconomics Jan 15 2020


Black swans and eels

Macroeconomics Jan 13 2020


You can't have it both ways

Economics of Education Jan 10 2020



Do big cities help economic growth?

Politics and Economics Jan 5 2020


Bryan's 20-20 vision.

Labor Market Jan 2 2020


Price flexibility is stabilizing

Macroeconomics Jan 1 2020


David Siegel on pain medication

Economics of Health Care Dec 29 2019



My 5 favorite books

Book Club Dec 25 2019


The new spending bill is a disaster

Economics of Health Care Dec 24 2019


Ryan Murphy's "Markets Against Modernity"

Behavioral Economics Dec 22 2019


Sunset, Earthrise

History of Economic Thought Dec 21 2019


Why so little home building?

Efficient Markets Hypothesis Dec 18 2019


Nationalism and corruption

Economics of Crime Dec 17 2019


Why trade wars don't work

International Trade Dec 14 2019


Good news for Trump

Cross-country Comparisons Dec 12 2019


Compared to what?

Economic History Dec 12 2019


Is the "War on Tech" just around the corner?

Industrial Organization Dec 10 2019


Paul Volcker's legacy

Macroeconomics Dec 9 2019


The business cycle is dying

Macroeconomics Dec 7 2019


Facts about life expectancy (true and false)

Economics of Health Care Dec 4 2019


Stress test the government?

Fiscal Policy Dec 2 2019


Don't expect too much from sanctions

International Trade Dec 1 2019


Another reason why income is misleading

Income Distribution Nov 30 2019


There is no Deep State

Politics and Economics Nov 28 2019


Bill Gates and Ohio auto parts factory workers

Information Goods, Intellectual Property Nov 25 2019


The return of "might makes right"

Violence and War Nov 24 2019



Let's have more talk of "magic money trees"

Macroeconomics Nov 20 2019


About those Republican judges

Economics of Crime Nov 19 2019


Income tax rates are a misleading indicator

Income Distribution Nov 18 2019




Regulation creates concentration

Industrial Organization Nov 11 2019


The bubble in phony bubble calls

Efficient Markets Hypothesis Nov 10 2019


Why does Australia have mini-recessions?

Cross-country Comparisons Nov 7 2019




Countries are not anecdotes

Cross-country Comparisons Nov 3 2019


Trump failed to save Big Coal; can Warren succeed?

Energy, Environment, Resources Nov 2 2019


Do spending caps work?

Fiscal Policy Oct 31 2019


Stall speed and mini-recessions

Macroeconomics Oct 29 2019


Duflo and Banerjee advocate bigger government

Cross-country Comparisons Oct 27 2019



Can tariffs have a deflationary impact?

Economic Methods Oct 23 2019


Making Canada Great for the first time

Cross-country Comparisons Oct 22 2019



Theory and practice

Economic Methods Oct 19 2019


Is the UK about to become Canada?

Cross-country Comparisons Oct 16 2019


Credibility, predictability, consistency

Violence and War Oct 14 2019




Killing two birds with one stone

Macroeconomics Oct 8 2019


Should presidents make policy?

Liberty Oct 7 2019


Do the "ends justify the means"?

Economics of Crime Oct 4 2019


What the Saudi oil shock tells us about monetary policy

Energy, Environment, Resources Oct 3 2019



Politics is the problem---trade is the answer

Economics and Culture Sep 30 2019


Are libertarians being purged?

Politics and Economics Sep 28 2019


What does the US want from China?

Free Markets Sep 27 2019


The curse of size

International Macroeconomics Sep 26 2019


Be careful what you wish for

Finance: stocks, options, etc. Sep 24 2019


So you don't believe in using PPP data?

Cross-country Comparisons Sep 23 2019


The Great Chinese Firewall

Liberty Sep 21 2019


Bubble mutual funds

Finance Sep 20 2019


Germany's real business cycle

Fiscal Policy Sep 19 2019


The market finds a way

Energy, Environment, Resources Sep 18 2019


Can innovation be sped up?

Economic Growth Sep 14 2019



The proper goal of education is utility, not learning

Economics of Education Sep 10 2019




The coming technocracy

Liberty Sep 3 2019


A UBI will not eliminate poverty

Income Distribution Aug 31 2019


Using monetary policy as a political weapon

Macroeconomics Aug 29 2019


A trade war is not a carbon tax

Energy, Environment, Resources Aug 27 2019


Language trumps money

International Macroeconomics Aug 26 2019


There's no reason to go heterodox

Economic History Aug 24 2019


Not all pessimistic theories can be true

Microeconomics Aug 23 2019


How soon we forget

Finance Aug 22 2019



21st century problems

Education Aug 19 2019




Easy credit and tight money

Finance Aug 14 2019


The hardest problem in public policy

Labor Market Aug 12 2019


Should we discourage medical malpractice lawsuits?

Economics of Health Care Aug 10 2019


Blind faith in government

Economic History Aug 8 2019



The laws of economics cannot be wished away

International Macroeconomics Aug 5 2019



Beyond victims and villains

Economics and Culture Aug 1 2019


Eight claims about interest rates

Monetary Policy Jul 31 2019


Peter Thiel's pivot

International Macroeconomics Jul 30 2019


News from 2021

Law and Economics Jul 28 2019


Consumption and GDP

Income Distribution Jul 27 2019


Why the focus on non-residential investment?

Economic Growth Jul 25 2019


Recent studies of QE

Macroeconomics Jul 22 2019


The JEC report on the economy

Macroeconomics Jul 19 2019


Political issues of the 2020s

Regulation Jul 18 2019


Health care subsidies are almost impossible to reform

Economics of Health Care Jul 16 2019