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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Liberty Street Economics (NY Fed)

Liberty Street Economics features insight and analysis from economists working at the intersection of research and Fed policymaking. 


September 12, 2018, 7:27 am, 1898661
Adam Copeland, Michael Fleming, Frank Keane, and Radhika Mithal

The Treasury Market Practices Group (TMPG) recently released a consultative white paper on clearing and settlement processes for secondary market trades of U.S. Treasury securities. The paper describes in detail the many ways Treasury ...


September 10, 2018, 7:07 am, 1897931
Rene Chalom, Fatih Karahan, Laura Pilossoph, and Giorgio Topa



Halting a nearly decade-long downward trend, the U.S. labor force participation rate (LFPR) has flattened since ...


September 5, 2018, 7:07 am, 1896491
Rajashri Chakrabarti and Michelle Jiang



Amid dialogue about the soaring student loan burden, questions arise about how educational characteristics ...


August 16, 2018, 9:07 am, 1890574
By Jason Bram and Richard Deitz

This week, we published our August surveys of regional manufacturers and service firms. Our Supplemental Survey Report, released this morning, reveals how these businesses view the effects of recent trade policy on their costs, prices, ...


August 15, 2018, 7:26 am, 1890101
Hunter Clark and Thomas Klitgaard



China’s population is only growing at a 0.5 percent annual rate, its working-age cohort (ages 15 to 64) is shrinking, and the share of the population that ...


August 14, 2018, 11:46 am, 1889681
Andrew Haughwout, Donghoon Lee, Joelle Scally, andWilbertvanderKlaauw



Household debt balances continued their upward trend in the second quarter, with increases ...


August 13, 2018, 7:27 am, 1889073
Mary Amiti, Mi Dai, Robert C. Feenstra, and John Romalis



Import tariffs are on the rise in the UnitedStates, with a long list of new tariffs imposed in the last few months—25percent on ...


August 13, 2018, 7:27 am, 1889072
Mary Amiti, Mi Dai, Robert C. Feenstra, and John Romalis



Import tariffs are on the rise in the UnitedStates, with a long list of new tariffs imposed in the last few months—25percent on ...


August 10, 2018, 11:47 am, 1888088
Patrick Adams, Brandyn Bok, Daniele Caratelli, Domenico Giannone, Eric Qian, Argia Sbordone, Camilla Schneier, and Andrea Tambalotti



In ...


August 8, 2018, 7:27 am, 1886594
Antoine Martin and Sam Schulhofer-Wohl



In our previous post, we discussed ...