American journalist Walter Lippmann corresponded with many leading economic thinkers of the 20th century, but he has never been perceived to be an economist himself – until now. Goodwin's new book presents Lippmann in a different light: as a public economist.
Students of economic theory may be familiar with Arrow-Debreu’s model of general equilibrium, but they likely have not given much thought to its history. Professor Weintraub has published a new book on three economists’ quests to prove the existence of competitive equilibrium.
As disaster relief efforts and money trickle into the country, Quartz reports that remittances are likely to spike and will be instrumental in rebuilding Nepal’s economy. However, Professor Fullenkamp says it is a mistake to assume remittances will go to long-term projects.
In a newly released paper, Nir Jaimovich and collaborator Henry Siu argue that structural change within the labor market is the reason why the U.S. economy underwent a jobless recovery during the most recent recession.
North Carolina lawmakers are debating the role incentives play in the state's economic growth. Professor Suárez Serrato, whose research looks at the effects of economic incentives and government spending on job growth and firm location, offers insights.
North Carolina Senate Republicans are working on legislation that would shift millions in sales and tax revenues from richer counties to poorer areas across the state. Professor Suárez Serrato weighs in on the plan's potential effects.
The World Bank recently predicted that remittances to developing countries will exceed $450 billion this year. Will this spur economic growth in the countries that receive them? Professor Fullenkamp doesn’t think so.
Does assistance make a lasting difference for people struck by a national disaster? Professors Elizabeth Frankenberg and Duncan Thomas examine how Indonesia rebuilt itself 10 years after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
The American middle class, once the most prevalent income group in the country, has been struggling for decades. Professor Jaimovich's research is cited in The Washington Post's new in-depth series on the middle class and the U.S. economy.
New York City's high school application process is notoriously loathsome. But as daunting as this process might be, it was far more complicated before a team of economists – including Professor Atila Abdulkadiroglu – redesigned it.