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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Salim Furth: An examination of Thomas Piketty’s principal claims and the critical responses.


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Salim Furth: An examination of Thomas Piketty’s principal claims and the critical responses.


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The White House said tougher financial-sector rules were making the country safer -- a message delivered on the six-year anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers.


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The White House said tougher financial-sector rules were making the country safer -- a message delivered on the six-year anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers.


September 12, 2014, 10:44 am, 1333912
Salim Furth: The experience of Japan's sales tax increase shows economic logic working exactly as expected.


September 12, 2014, 10:44 am, 1333911
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Americans aren't thrilled with the U.S. economy, but it's one of the better performing economies in the world. That divide creates an unusual scenario heading into the November elections.


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Salim Furth: The experience of Japan's sales tax increase shows economic logic working exactly as expected.