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Quantitative Spatial Economics

From Redding and Rossi-Hansberg: The observed uneven distribution of economic activity across space is influenced by variation in exogenous geographical characteristics and endogenous interactions between agents in goods and factor markets. Until recently, the theoretical literature on economic geography had … Continue reading

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Tax Avoidance and Complex Business Structures

From the NYTIMES: Mossack Fonseca employees were named as the companies’ officers, avoiding whenever possible any link to the Ponsoldt family. The firm even asked a Hong Kong branch of Barclays, the international bank, to override its rules for proof … Continue reading

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Firms and Labor Market Inequality: Evidence and Some Theory

From David Card, Ana Rute Cardoso, Joerg Heining, and Patrick Kline: We review the literature on firm-level drivers of labor market inequality. There is strong evidence from a variety of fields that standard measures of productivity – like output per worker … Continue reading

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Senator Sanders’s Proposed Policies and Economic Growth by Christina Romer and David Romer

Originally posted on evaluationoffriedman:
Romer and Romer, Evaluation of Friedman

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Interesting Figures from the CEA

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Murphy and Summers on US Growth

Video of Kevin Murphy and Lawrence Summers discussed their outlooks of the US economy at the Scholes Forum on February 18.

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Human Capital Investment, Inequality and Economic Growth

From Murphy and Topel: We treat rising inequality is an equilibrium outcome in which human capital investment fails to keep pace with rising demand for skills. Investment affects skill supply and prices on three margins: the type of human capital … Continue reading

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