All posts in tag: macroeconomics

Gérard Roland Ukraine: What emergency measures and what long-term changes are needed?

By Gérard Roland and Yuriy Gorodnichenko*

Feb. 27, 2014: Ukraine’s ‘February Revolution’ is threatened by the nation’s dire economic straits. The column discusses short- and long-term changes that are necessary to get the nation through this crisis and back on the track to stability.

Although it is only a few days after … More >

Carola Binder Diversity in economics

Bank of England Governor Mark Carney, in an interview earlier this month, pointed out that there are no women on the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC). There also happen to be no female ministers in the Treasury. Carney suggested,

“What we have to do at the Bank of England is grow top … More >

Martha Olney More services means longer recoveries

By Martha L. Olney and Aaron Pacitti

Recovery from recessions takes longer than it has in the past.

The current crisis aside, this change has not happened because recessions themselves are longer. Nor has it occurred because recessions are deeper than in the past. Instead this change is the result of slower … More >

Brad DeLong A time to spend

The central insight of macroeconomics is a fact that was known to John Stuart Mill in the first third of the nineteenth century: there can be a large gap between supply and demand for pretty much all currently produced goods and services and types of labor if … More >

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