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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Environmental Economics

"Economists on Environmental and Natural Resources: News, Opinion, and Analysis”


December 18, 2018, 11:07 am, 1930300

From the AEA's "chart of the week":

Last month, a major scientific report said that climate change could cost the American economy hundreds of billions of dollars by the end of the century.

The report by 13 US federal agencies was a stark warning yet of how a changing ...


December 4, 2018, 1:06 pm, 1926364

It's going to be a fun (i.e., not fun) two years for environmental economists (Kudlow calls for end to subsidies ...):

White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Monday the Trump administration will seek to end subsidies for electric cars and renewable energy sources, according to reports.

Kudlow said ...