Tag Archives: Recession

New Evidence on the Impact of Financial Crises in Advanced Countries

New (preliminary) work from Christy and David Romer: This paper revisits the aftermath of financial crises in advanced countries in the decades before the Great Recession. We construct a new series on financial distress in 24 OECD countries for the … Continue reading

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The Cyclicality of the Opportunity Cost of Employment

From Gabe Chodorow-Reich and Loukas Karabarbounis:  The flow opportunity cost of moving from unemployment to employment consists of foregone public benefits and foregone utility from non-working time relative to consumption. Using detailed microdata, administrative data, and the structure of the search and … Continue reading

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Output Spillovers from Fiscal Policy

From Alan Auerbach and Yuriy Gorodnichenko:  It’s tough out there for policymakers seeking to stabilize economies, and shocks from abroad aren’t helping. This column argues that for countries hit by recession, fiscal stimulus in another country might significantly stimulate demand … Continue reading

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Recessions and the Costs of Job Loss

Failing to address the jobs crisis adequately has enormous and long-lasting consequences for workers: ABSTRACT We develop new evidence on the cumulative earnings losses associated with job displacement, drawing on longitudinal Social Security records from 1974 to 2008. In present-value … 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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