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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November 8, 2018, 10:07 am, 1918087
The high proportion of people who get their health insurance through their jobs is one of the most distinctive features of the U.S. health care system. According to ...


November 8, 2018, 8:37 am, 1918047
Executive summary:

This policy analysis develops a rationale for a carbon tax based on two key insights from the work of Ronald Coase.

The first insight ...


November 4, 2018, 11:26 am, 1915931

The headline take-away from theOctober employment reportwas the robust gain of 250,000 payroll jobs. The unemployment rate edged up fractionally from 3.68 in September ...


October 28, 2018, 3:06 pm, 1912718

US GDP continued its long expansion in the third quarter of 2018 at a pace that was only slightly slower than earlier in the year. According ...


October 21, 2018, 11:26 am, 1909742
About a year ago, SlideShare, the presentation sharing website, deleted one of its most useful features: The ability to reupload a presentation to make a correction or updatewithoutchanging ...


October 6, 2018, 8:36 am, 1905457

Please feel free to submit your own questions to this expandable list of Frequently Asked Questions about Universal Catastrophic Healthcare Coverage (UCC). I will do my ...


October 5, 2018, 7:25 am, 1905182

Think you’re fully insured? You could be in for a big surprise if you have a heart attack or a car ...


October 5, 2018, 7:25 am, 1905181

Think you’re fully insured? You could be in for a big surprise if you have a heart attack or a car ...


September 27, 2018, 8:07 am, 1902941

Money can’t buy you love, says the song, but can GDP buy prosperity? The question is ...


September 12, 2018, 7:46 am, 1898667


When the latestreport on the employment situationarrived last week, most commentary focused either on job creation (a ...