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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Environmental Economics

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


August 21, 2014, 3:33 pm, 1322569

The National Socio-Environmental Synthesis Center (SESYNC) invites applications for two-year postdoctoral fellowships that begin June 1, 2015.

The new Postdoctoral Socio-Environmental Immersion Program will bring early-career scholars to SESYNC to: undertake individual synthesis projects; participate in workshops led by distinguished natural scientists and social scientists; and enhance their collaborative network, computational ...


August 21, 2014, 3:33 pm, 1322570

Is "a lot" one word or two? Jay Schalin at the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy:

While the UNC system has not yet revealed the 2012 figures for tenure-track professors, the Pope Center has obtained the official tenure-track teaching load average for Appalachian State University for the Fall ...


August 18, 2014, 1:33 pm, 1320460

I stopped sending my env-econ.net posts to my facebook account (I'm sure some of my facebook friends get annoyed by them ... some "friends", right?). The link for our blog site is here: https://www.facebook.com/environmentalecon. I *think* all of our posts are arriving via RSS Graffiti (if anyone knows of ...


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Warning: Rant Ahead

Last night, John challenged me to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  Here's the video:

    The ALS Challenge has two purposes: 1) Raise awareness ...


August 18, 2014, 9:33 am, 1320305

Steven Conn writing about "rubrics" and other student guidelines that limits thinking:

Cleaning out some files not too long ago I looked at a syllabus I wrote in my first year teaching. It was four pages long, had a rough-and-ready description of the course, and then a week-by-week schedule of lectures ...


August 18, 2014, 9:33 am, 1320304

There is a lot of economics and finance in this one (Envisioning profit in environmental good works):

While the state government has developed a detailed master plan for wetlands restoration in the region, and money has been promised from the federal government and the BP settlement of the 2010 ...


August 18, 2014, 9:33 am, 1320303

I just finished:

25 years in the UNC system  10 years at Appalachian State University (12 at ECU, 3 at UNCW) 5 years as department chair

Er, congratulations to me?


August 18, 2014, 9:33 am, 1320302

The Chronicle of Higher Education has just put out its 2014 Almanac of Higher Education.  Lots of interesting data to be used and misused.  Here's a figure I found particularly interesting:  The national trend in state versus student dollars spend on higher education (per student).  I particularly note ...