Oct 10, 2017
Once again, an out-of-control industry is threatening public health on a mammoth scale
Economists’ infamous failure at predicting the recent financial crisis has brought new impetus to studies on diversity in the economics profession. Such studies have underlined how diversity plays a prominent role in enriching economic analyses.
Sep 13, 2017
Engaging in music, literature and the arts is essential for understanding context and human behavior—which economists so often miss
Sep 20, 2017
Rather than continue to narrow the field, economists need to ask what they’re missing
Jun 28, 2017
McCloskey discusses her career, critiques of economics, and offers advice for young economists.
Jul 8, 2017
Greater efficiency, lower costs, and universal coverage make it the sustainable option, say some top economists
May 19, 2017
Demand, Secular Stagnation and the Vanishing Middle-Class
Jun 7, 2017
Economics is not, nor can it be, value-free.
Working Paper Series
This paper presents a model of mass incarceration in the United States, which has the largest proportion of its population imprisoned among advanced countries.
May 15, 2017
A look at America’s strange and dangerous approach to medicine, and how to fix it
May 3, 2017
Professor Dutt discusses how group identity is key to addressing inequality and how inequality can disrupt group identity.
May 17, 2017
How austerity policies and microfinance can bankrupt rather than empower women. Professor Girón discusses why microfinance cannot replace development banks.
Apr 13, 2017
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.
Apr 10, 2014
In recent decades, market values have crowded out non- market norms in almost every aspect of life—medicine, education, government, law, art, sports, even family life and personal relations. Without quite realizing it, we have drifted from having a market economy to being a market society. Is this where we want to be?
Apr 4, 2017
The “War on Poverty,” and the impact of public policy