Economic Outlook

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Should We (Literally) Trash Cash?
December 14, 2016

November 8, 2016 was a big day. Millions of citizens were stunned, literally unable to believe what had just transpired. Economists …

Why Italy’s Referendum Matters
November 30, 2016

This weekend, Italians will vote on constitutional changes proposed by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi. And although the vote is technically …

Our Bulging Thanksgiving Waste
November 23, 2016

As part of a long-standing White House tradition, President Barack Obama is widely expected today to pardon two turkeys—Tater and …

Infrastructure Boom Coming
November 7, 2016

Americans on Tuesday will vote to elect the next president of the United States. It is not clear who will win, …

Learning From Nigerian Money Changers
October 26, 2016

Earlier this month, I was in Nigeria for some meetings. One of the most striking things about the country’s economic situation …

What’s Holding Back Inflation?
September 29, 2016

The labor market is tightening. Wages are rising. And yet, despite very aggressive monetary policy efforts, United States central bankers have been …

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