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. 


November 19, 2018, 7:28 am, 1922182
Haelim Anderson, Daniel Barth, and Dong Beom Choi




In a previous ...


November 19, 2018, 7:28 am, 1922183
Haelim Anderson, Daniel Barth, and Dong Beom Choi




In a previous ...


November 16, 2018, 11:28 am, 1921721
Andrew Haughwout, Donghoon Lee, Joelle Scally, and WilbertvanderKlaauw



Household debt balances increased in the ...


November 14, 2018, 12:39 pm, 1920855
Jaison R. Abel, Tony Davis, Richard Deitz, and Edison Reyes



Community colleges frequently work with ...


November 14, 2018, 7:08 am, 1920730
Dong Beom Choi, Fernando Duarte, Thomas M. Eisenbach, and James Vickery




In the ...


October 26, 2018, 7:48 am, 1912149
Michael Fleming



As the midterm elections approach, it’s worth revisiting the striking financial market response to the ...


October 24, 2018, 7:28 am, 1910883
Michael Cai, Marco Del Negro, Ethan Matlin, Reca Sarfati, and ArgiaSbordone

This post presents an update of the economic forecasts generated by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s dynamic stochastic general equilibrium (DSGE) model. We describe very briefly our forecast and its change since


October 23, 2018, 5:08 pm, 1910637
Michael Fleming and Amanda Wahlers



In January 2014, the U.S. Treasury Department made its first sale ...


October 23, 2018, 5:08 pm, 1910635
Sonia Gilbukh and Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham



The recent U.S. housing crisis featured explosive growth and collapse of ...


October 23, 2018, 5:08 pm, 1910636
Maya Bidanda, Rajashri Chakrabarti, Sean Hundtofte, andMaximPinkovskiy



The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) is ...