Tag Archives: Miles Kimball

Kimball & Wang: After crunching Reinhart and Rogoff’s data, we’ve concluded that high debt does not slow growth

From Miles Kimball and Yichuan Wang in Quartz: Leaving aside monetary policy, the textbook Keynesian remedy for recession is to increase government spending or cut taxes. The obvious problem with that is that higher government spending and lower taxes tend to … Continue reading

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The Economics of Immigration

Given the interest and policy relevance (as well as Miles Kimball’s immigration tweet day), I thought I’d write a post on the theory and empirics of the effects of immigration in the labor market. A simple starting point for thinking … Continue reading

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Fiscal Policy and Economic Recovery: The Case of the 1936 Veterans’ Bonus

Josh Hausman, an economics job market candidate from Berkeley, has a guest post on Miles Kimball’s blog that’s worth checking out: An excellent historical analogy to Miles’s Federal Lines of Credit proposal are the 1931 loans to World War I veterans that I … Continue reading

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