Guest Contribution: “What the GameStop Bubble Says about Financial Markets”

Today, we present a guest post written by Jeffrey Frankel, Harpel Professor at Harvard’s Kennedy  School of Government, and formerly a member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. A shorter version appeared at Project Syndicate. Whether one thinks that the overall equity market is currently valued properly or not, something very unusual happened in the […]

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Guest Contribution: “Republicans oppose deficits only when Democrats hold the White House”

Today, we present a guest post written by Jeffrey Frankel, Harpel Professor at Harvard’s Kennedy  School of Government, and formerly a member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers. A shorter version appeared at Project Syndicate. High among the many priorities of newly-inaugurated US President Joe Biden are the challenges of an economy that appeared to […]

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Guest Contribution: “The Impact of COVID-19 on Emerging Financial Markets”

Today, we are pleased to present a guest contribution by Steven Kamin (AEI), formerly Director of the Division of International Finance at the Federal Reserve Board. The views presented represent those of the authors, and not necessarily those of the institutions the authors are affiliated with. The eruption of the Covid-19 pandemic early last year […]

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Guest Contribution: “The Relative Economic Performance of the Trump Administration”

Today we are fortunate to have a guest contribution by Sam Williamson, Emeritus Professor of Economics at Miami University, and President of Measuring Worth. When the estimates of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) for the third quarter come out on October 29, they are likely to show a significant growth in the economy compared to the second quarter. […]

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Guest Contribution: “Will the Coronavirus Spur Action on Climate Change?”

Today, we present a guest post written by Jeffrey Frankel, Harpel Professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and formerly a member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers.  A shorter version appeared in Project Syndicate and The Guardian. From early on in this pandemic, a common reaction has been “at least, maybe now we will […]

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Guest Contribution: “The Significance of Gold’s Record $2,000 Price”

Today, we present a guest post written by Jeffrey Frankel, Harpel Professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and formerly a member of the White House Council of Economic Advisers.  A shorter version appeared in Project Syndicate.   The price of gold reached an all-time record high of $2,000 per ounce this month.  Mainstream economic thinking has treated gold […]

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