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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Greg Mankiw’s Blog

"Random Observations for Students of Economics”


December 11, 2018, 3:47 pm, 1928574
Click here to read my review of Trumponomics by Stephen Moore and Arthur Laffer.


November 17, 2018, 1:07 pm, 1921981
I am interviewed in N Magazine, starting on page 63.


October 26, 2018, 9:07 am, 1912170
The 10th edition of my intermediate macro text is now available. Click here for more information.


October 19, 2018, 9:27 am, 1909305
Support for free trade seems to be rising:











Source. Click on graphic to enlarge.


October 5, 2018, 2:37 pm, 1905331
Click here to read my column in Sunday's NY Times.


October 1, 2018, 3:07 pm, 1903996

September 25, 2018, 3:06 pm, 1902420
I will be talking at the annual conference of the National Economics Teaching Association, to be held October 25-26, 2018, in Phoenix, Arizona. If you are interested in learning more about the meeting, click here for more information.


September 21, 2018, 6:07 am, 1901382
How can you not after this story?


September 5, 2018, 3:06 pm, 1896778
I am looking to hire a couple part-time RAs. Information here. These positions tend to go to Harvard students, but I will consider applicants from comparable institutions.


August 17, 2018, 10:07 am, 1891020

By the second semester of my freshman year at Harvard, I had started going to classes I wasn’t signed up for, and had pretty much stopped going to any of the classes I was signed up for – except for an introduction to economics class ...