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Article Collection 06/15/14

Macroeconomics What happens when the economy baffles economists? Excellent and easy read. Are the lack of major wars hurting economic growth? Great article by GMU’s Tyler Cowen (responsible for one the internet’s most popular economics blogs – Marginal Revolution). This is a … Continue reading

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Article Collection 04/02/14

Macroeconomics Ray Dalio’s excellent “How the Economic Machine Works” which we watched in class. Reality obviously much more complicated than this, however this is definitely a reasonable overview of the baseline; if you’re enterprising, there is also the paper version. Excellent … Continue reading

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China Article Collection

An ongoing anthology of articles relating to China’s investment bubble. 2014 Update: China’s 2014 Reform To-Do List – the depth and breadth of this list confers how serious the government feels the problems are. One major concern is regulating shadow … Continue reading

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Article Collection 03/12/14

Macroeconomics George Soros on “The World Economy’s Shifting Challenges” Deutschbank predicts which hedge fund strategies will work – and how well – in 2014. I suspect this will turn out to be more accurate than inaccurate. Goldman Sachs’ major macro … Continue reading

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Article Collection 10/01/13

Macroeconomics Jobless Recoveries Likely in U.S. Future, Much Like in Europe – A recent paper by Brookings, one of the top think tanks in the world, attempts to explain unemployment persistence, e.g. why is the unemployment rate in the U.S. not … Continue reading

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Article Collection 9/9/13

A collection of [what wonks like myself find is] interesting stuff. Macroeconomics  List of Upcoming September Events Roubini: Autumn’s Known Unknowns (Uncertainty about upcoming global events) Robert “Bob” Shiller (of Case-Shiller Index fame) says in a video interview on the housing … Continue reading

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Public Goods and Government R&D

So I just saw a review of a new book recently out called The Entrepreneurial State. The author Mariana Mazzucato has written a book on the feedback loops between technological progress, government and the private sector. In short she’s supporting the same conclusion I’ve … Continue reading

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