Economics Roundtable

NOTICE 4/30/18

The Economics Roundtable is back. The technical problem that has limited the set of blogs has been resolved. The RSS feed is, however, still not working.

Flushing caches will likely cause some old posts to show up for a day or two.


Employment as a Percentage of Population

The graph below shows employment as a fraction of population for people over 16 years old.


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March 2017 Payroll Employment

Payroll employment has not grown impressively since 2000. Some baby-boomers retired, but that does not totally account for this graph.

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May 2014 Payroll Employment

After 76 months, we finally got back to the prerecession level of payroll employment.

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Graph-of-the-Year Candidates

Donald Marron likes European interest rates. Click on the image to get a bigger version. Can you find three distinct subperiods?

Brad DeLong favors the U.S. gdp gap.


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Institutional Economics (S. Kirchner)

Stephen Kirchner


December 5, 2018, 7:27 pm, 1926889

I have an article in Medium on the demise of Australia’s Brisbane Action Plan at the G20 leaders’ meeting in Buenos Aires.


November 13, 2018, 5:47 pm, 1920548

I have a new report out with the United States Studies Centre, An open door: How globalised are the Australian and US economies?

There is an essay length version in The Australian Financial Review.


October 28, 2018, 6:39 pm, 1912751

Ahead of this week’s CPI release, David Uren quotes me and Nic Gruen on the costs of trading off the inflation target against financial stability concerns.


October 12, 2018, 12:08 am, 1906900

My piece for Business Insider on why rising US real interest rates are a good news story, have little to do with the Fed, and help explain the Australian yield curve’s record inversion to the US.


October 11, 2018, 7:27 pm, 1906883

I have a new publication in the journal Economic Analysis and Policy on the evolution of the RBA’s financial stability mandate and its relationship to the inflation target. Copyright restrictions prevent posting full text online, but DM if interested.


October 11, 2018, 7:27 pm, 1906882

I have a new publication in the journal Economic Analysis and Policy on the evolution of the RBA’s financial stability mandate and its relationship to the inflation target. Copyright restrictions prevent posting full text online, but DM if interested.


October 1, 2018, 1:07 am, 1903764

I have an op-ed in the AFR on how a 40% decline in FDI in the US undermines one of the motivations for Donald Trump’s rising tariff wall


September 11, 2018, 7:06 pm, 1898564

My reflection on the 10th anniversary of the failure of Lehman argues that we are focused on the wrong anniversary. The failure of the Congressionally-mandated GSEs one week before should be the exemplar of the crisis.


September 4, 2018, 12:37 am, 1896054

In the latest installment of the United States Studies Centre’s Debate Papers series, Alan Oxley takes the affirmative and I take the negative on whether the global trading system will survive President Trump’s tariffs.


August 20, 2018, 7:26 pm, 1891915

I have a new report out with the United State Studies Centre, State of confusion: How policy uncertainty harms international trade and investment.