Economics Roundtable

May 2014 Payroll Employment

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

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Jobs

The best summary of the state of our economy is the graph (below) of employment as a fraction of population for people over 16 years old. The decrease is large, but the most troubling feature of the graph is the flat trend .


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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.


Remember M1?

Money Supply M1 growth is now over 20% per year over a 12 month lag. M1 growth has touched 20% before, but not with excess reserves of $1.6 trillion. Where is M1 headed?


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August 8, 2014, 11:03 pm, 1315138

The White House has officially announced the nomination of Cass Sunstein to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (OIRA) in the Office of Management and Budget. OIRA is responsible for reducing government paperwork ...


August 8, 2014, 11:03 pm, 1315137

In an interview with The Huffington Post, federal appeals court judge Richard A. Posner ponders his longstanding support of free-market capitalism. As noted in the interview, Posner’s changing thoughts on capitalism are expounded upon in ...


August 8, 2014, 11:03 pm, 1315136

U.S. Sens. Bob Menedez and Richard Durbin are promoting legislation that would allow states to ease barriers to college for thousands of undocumented students.

U.S. News & World Report says:


August 8, 2014, 11:03 pm, 1315135

By Katherine V. Stone, Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law. Stone teaches labor and employment law. The following piece will appear in a forthcoming report entitled “Academics on Employee Free Choice: Multi-Disciplinary Approaches to Labor Law Reform,” to be ...