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A Painfully Slow Recovery for America’s Workers: Causes, Implications, and the Federal Reserve’s Response

A new speech from Janet Yellen is worth reading. Here are some figures from the speech on the slow response relative to other recessions and the contribution of fiscal support (or lack thereof) for this recession. Premature fiscal contraction is … Continue reading

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An Economic To Do List From Larry Summers

Do more than focus on the deficit Avoid sequester and spread cuts overtime Address international aspects of corporate tax reform (see related posts here and here) Fix housing finance and loosen GSE lending restrictions modestly Accelerate the transformation of the … Continue reading

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The Medicare Eligibility Age: Impacts on Health Behavior and Outcomes

Since many people are talking about raising the medicare eligibility age (e.g. Maya MacGuineas vs. Aaron E. Carroll, Matt Yglesias, Jared Bernstein, etc), I thought I’d highlight an AER paper by David Card, Carlos Dobkin, and Nicole Maestas that uses Medicare eligibility rules (i.e. … Continue reading

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