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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Inside the Economist’s Mind

"This blog hosts discussion of issues relevant to the new book, Inside the Economist’s Mind, coedited by Nobel Laureate Paul A. Samuelson and William A. Barnett and published by Blackwell Publishing.”


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1849106
There is an interesting article about modern macro in the latest Economist magazine, Jan 19, 2013.


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1849107
My op ed on time inconsistency of Fed monetary policy appeared today (Tuesday, Nov 6, 2012)  in the Kansas City Star on p. C10.  The title is "Fed's Current Stance Is Tragically Wrong."  The in-print version looks better, since includes my photo.


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1849108
Interview with me on WIBW radio station in Topeka on Sept 14, 2012, hosted by Deb Albertson.  The topic was QE3.


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1849109
A very interesting article about my book, Getting It Wrong, just appeared in Forbes magazine.


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1849105
There have been amendments to the Bank of England's Divisia monetary aggregates.


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1849104
I have won the American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence (the PROSE Award) for the best book published in economics during 2012 for my MIT Press book, Getting It Wrong.


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1849101
I don't know who produced this YouTube video about Divisia monetary aggregates, but it certainly is interesting:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u267ucG
LcTo


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1849102
I just noticed a post on a British blog about the Bank of England's Divisia M4.  It's interesting:

http://wonkery.co.uk/blog/2013/3/30/di
visia-money-and-ngdp

The blog is amusingly called "wonkery," maintained by Duncan Brown.

He also has another interesting post on that subject:

http://wonkery.co.uk/blog/2013/10/4/money-
beats-credit


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1849103
An article about my book, Getting It Wrong, just appeared in Bloomberg Businessweek's April 1-7, 2013 issue on pp. 18-19.  The title of the article is The Fed May be Miscounting the Money.  Peter Coy, the author of the article and economics editor of the ...


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1849100
Book to appear soon.