The conventional wisdom says that financial crises cause severe and long-lasting economic damage, but that view may be much too simple, according to new evidence from University of California, Berkeley economists Christina Romer and David Romer.
Should a government pay its debts? Should a central government pay debts incurred by subordinate…
by Edward P. Lazear
Reduce or repeal capital taxes and keep personal taxes low for growth that benefits all.
Parents prize honesty enough to set an example for their children, but if they are going to cheat, it’s on their child’s behalf, University of Chicago economist John List and colleagues found. The paper was recently featured on FiveThirtyEight.
Discussing David Leonhardt’s recent piece on income inequality, Chicago Booth’s Amir Sufi points to important research that the New York Times piece did not include.
By the time students get to high school, it’s costly and difficult to boost the academic achievement of those who are seriously lagging.
One reason for the sluggish economic recovery may be a slowdown in the pace at which workers move in and out of jobs.
Chicago Booth economist Steve Davis finds that labor market fluidity, or churn, fell more than 25 percent since 2000; most of that happened…
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