Monthly Archives: April 2013

Links: Deficits, Fiscal Policy in a Depressed Economy, Finance, & Moneyball for Judges

Moneyball for Judges by Cass Sunstein Dylan Matthews on Deficits (and Krugman follow up) Fiscal Policy in a Depressed Economy: Further Thoughts from Brad Delong Solow on American Finance (or Mark Thoma’s summary)

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Manufacturing Decline, Housing Booms, and Non-Employment

Kerwin Kofi Charles, Erik Hurst, and Matt Notowidigdo argue that the housing boom masked a structural decline in manufacturing employment in a recent paper. They estimate that 40% of the increase in non-employment from 2000-2011 can be attributed to the … Continue reading

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Untangling Trade and Technology: Evidence from Local Labor Markets

A new paper from David Autor, David Dorn and Gorfon Hanson. ABSTRACT: We juxtapose the effects of trade and technology on employment in U.S. local labor markets between 1990 and 2007. Labor markets whose initial industry composition exposes them to rising … Continue reading

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What happens when top income earners receive smaller subsidies for retirement savings?

Raj Chetty, John N. Friedman, Soren Leth-Petersen, Torben Heien Nielsen, and Tore Olsen ask this question and answer it here. When individuals in the top income tax bracket received a smaller tax subsidy for retirement savings, they started saving less in retirement accounts….. but the … Continue reading

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Tax Cuts for Whom Presentation at the All-UC Huntington Library Conference

I’ll be presenting these slides tomorrow at the All-UC & Cal Tech Conference on Economic and Political Inequality: Social Mobility, Economic Growth, and Inequality tomorrow.

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The Future of Housing Finance

I got an email from CBO this morning on this topic and thought I’d revisit the two main options under consideration from the administration’s Housing Finance report that I helped work on a bit more than two years ago. If … Continue reading

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Short post: Good News, Bad News

Good News: Obama taps Brian Deese for Deputy Budget Director Bad News: HHS scraps proposed cuts to private Medicare plans

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Regional Variation in Health Insurance Premia, Wages, & Health Costs

While I’m certainly not the first to point these features out, it is astounding to look at how quickly health insurance premia have grown overtime, especially when you compare this growth to that of average wages, total Medicare spending per … Continue reading

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National Health Expenditures by Source of Funds: 1960-2010

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