Blogs I Follow
- Stata tip: Doing something conditional on existence of a variable in the dataset, using a local
- Livres photos pour les bibliothèques, de International School of Ouagadougou (ISO)
- My Dad sends me to a Nigerian comedy web site… pretty good!
- Honey bees are essential for pollination karité trees in Burkina Faso
- Think twice before ordering your poulet grillé in Ouagadougou
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Category Archives: Teaching macroeconomics
Why did the South support the Federal income tax and the 16th amendment? because they understood the Progressive movement all too well
Robin Einhorn on tax redistribution to the South in the United States, “Look Away Dixieland: The South And The Federal Income Tax” in Northwestern University Law Review, 2014. Some facts (and Einhorn has great maps in the paper): Armed with … Continue reading
University of Chicago event on macroeconomy and tax reforms… Roundtable Discussion with Austan Goolsbee and Edward Lazear
Notes on Goolsbee and Lazear Interviewer: What problems need solving through tax reform Lazear growth rate is way too low growth rate out of recession is low (both recoveries, historical standards) growth related to productivity and related to wages so … Continue reading
Preliminary Details and Analysis of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act from The Tax Foundation Analysis of Final Tax Reform Legislation, Corporate Perspective Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance Good summary of provisions from Cooley LLP
My colleague Alex Field presented a working paper on productivity growth legacy of WWII. Robert Gordon has argued that war production led to huge learning by doing that carried over into manufacturing. Alex strongly disagrees, amassing lots of data suggesting … Continue reading
I am sure President Trump with his extensive experience with bankruptcy, and his many friends owning island property, will be deeply involved in the negotiations and eventual resolution. From NYT. The governor of Puerto Rico, Ricardo Rosselló, said he would … Continue reading
“More manufacturing.” “Without manufacturing we cannot be a great nation.” So think about it. The more like China the United States becomes, the more our average per capita income will drop to $5,000 per person (China’s), instead of $45,000 (ours … Continue reading