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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The Borjas Blog

"George Borjas’s thoughts on immigration, labor markets, and random stuff”


April 30, 2018, 8:10 pm, 1849926

What's the world coming to?

First, I read about American Express offering some of its customers $300 to close their accounts. (Note to AMEX: how come ...


April 30, 2018, 8:10 pm, 1849927

There's a very interesting article in Forbes about Indian immigration to the United States.

Most ...


April 30, 2018, 8:10 pm, 1849928

Having lived in California for a long time, I followed the budget crisis there with some interest. Last night, I ran across this item in Instapundit


April 30, 2018, 8:10 pm, 1849929

Immigration, both legal and illegal, was the silent issue in the presidential campaign--despite the rapidly deteriorating economic conditions. I suspect that the worsening labor market will force President Obama to wrestle with the immigration issue sooner rather than later. It'll be hard to justify a ...


April 30, 2018, 8:10 pm, 1849925

I can hardly believe it, but the fifth edition of my textbook


April 30, 2018, 8:10 pm, 1849924

I've been meaning to post that the paper that Jeff Grogger, Gordon Hanson and I wrote on the impact of immigration on the African-American community is now in final form. Here is the abstract:

The ...


April 30, 2018, 8:10 pm, 1849921

The Pew Hispanic Center has an interesting report on the illegal immigrant population in the United States. The Los Angeles Times


April 30, 2018, 8:10 pm, 1849922

I've been following the work of the Center for Immigration Studies since the mid-1990s. They regularly publish empirical research on immigration, and I happen to be friends with both the head ...


April 30, 2018, 8:10 pm, 1849923

I've been thinking for some time about the theoretical underpinnings of how immigration affects labor market conditions in sending and receiving countries. It seems to me there is a lot of confusion--some of it needless, some of it deliberate--and all kinds of conceptual ...


April 30, 2018, 8:10 pm, 1849920

The WSJ has a very interesting article:

The Great U-Turn: The developed world, which for decades has offered a difficult but promising path to upward mobility, ...