A new model probes why the US leads the world in jailing and imprisoning people, and what it will take to reverse course
Young Scholars Initiative (YSI) has released a new e-book, “Conversations on Dependency Theory”
Why some goods and services should stay in the public domain
This blog post looks at the aggregate picture and collates some micro evidence in a more robust estimating framework to shed light on this question.
Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris accord sets the US economy back
Globalization has fallen into disrepute; the myth of the prosperity and happiness-generating free market has been dispelled. A visionary concept that provides guidance and direction is required now.
Demand, Secular Stagnation and the Vanishing Middle-Class
This note comments on Eric Weinstein’s, “How and Why Government, Universities, and Industries Create Domestic Labor Shortages of Scientists and High-Tech Workers,” posted recently on INET’s website.
The reaction to repressive political conditions that prevailed in Brazil during the 1970s helped to produce a commitment to diversity and tolerance among Brazilian economists.
A new book by economist Peter Temin finds that the U.S. is no longer one country, but dividing into two separate economic and political worlds
In his 2017 presidential address to the National Economic Association, Professor Darrick Hamilton warned that treating economics as a morally neutral ‘science’, and the discipline’s limited attention to structural barriers and overemphasis individual agency, has resulted in bad economics, and bad policy particularly as it relates to racial disparity.
The “War on Poverty,” and the impact of public policy
The decline in productivity growth has a longer history
Brazil’s current economic scenario does not resemble the emerging economy that until recently fueled the optimism of analysts and investors.