Category Archives: economists

Tariffs and the Trade Balance (Wonkish)

  DECEMBER 27, 2016 11:08 AM December 27, 2016 11:08 am Before the election, I wrote that I intended to spend the time after in an orgy of serious policy analysis – because I thought we were going to have … Continue reading

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Analytics of Trade Deficits and Manufacturing Employment (Very Wonkish)

DEC 26 12:26 PM Dec 26 12:26 pm 64 Serious critiques of one’s work can be thought-provoking, even when they mostly miss the point. So it is with this recent critique of my trade-and-jobs analysis by Tim Worstall. Worstall seems … Continue reading

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Analytics of Trade Deficits and Manufacturing Employment (Very Wonkish)

  DECEMBER 26, 2016 12:26 PM December 26, 2016 12:26 pm Serious critiques of one’s work can be thought-provoking, even when they mostly miss the point. So it is with this recent critique of my trade-and-jobs analysis by Tim Worstall. … Continue reading

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The China Shock and the Trump Shock

DEC 25 11:39 AM Dec 25 11:39 am  Yes, it’s Christmas Day. Bah Humbug. Also, the family won’t get here for a few hours, and I wanted to put something out as background for tomorrow’s column. So, I’m thinking about … Continue reading

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Don’t Blame Macroeconomics (Wonkish And Petty)

DEC 24 1:51 PM Dec 24 1:51 pm  Arguing about the state of economics seems like a distinctly secondary concern right now, especially arguing with people I agree with on most things. But Robert Skidelsky’s latest gets one big thing … Continue reading

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Paul Krugman Completely Destroys Trump’s Phony Bait-and-Switch Populism

The president-elect makes even Europe’s far-right leaders look more honest. By Janet Allon / AlterNet December 23, 2016 Photo Credit: YouTube/Moyers & Co. Europe’s far-right leaders in Hungary and Poland are horrible authoritarians and racists, but they are better than Trump, Paul Krugman argues … Continue reading

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Reality TV Populism

DEC 19 10:37 AM Dec 19 10:37 am   This Washington Post article on Poland — where a right-wing, anti-intellectual, nativist party now rules, and has garnered a lot of public support — is chilling for those of us who … Continue reading

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