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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Moneyness (JP Koning)


July 14, 2018, 1:27 am, 1875931


The eyes of the world are on one of history's largest cash withdrawals ever. Earlier this week, the Central Bank of Iran ordered its European banker, Hamburg-based Europaeisch-Iranische Handelsbank ...


June 27, 2018, 3:07 pm, 1871161
Archaic and ignored monetary technologies can be very interesting, especially when they teach us about newer attempts to update our monetary system. I recently stumbled on a neat monetary innovation from the bimetallic debate of the late 1800s, Nicholas Veeder's Republic of Eutopia coin:


June 8, 2018, 11:26 am, 1865747
Network view of cross-border banking, IMF, Minoiu and Reyes (2011) PDF
I recently blogged at Bullionstar on the topic of the ...


June 8, 2018, 11:26 am, 1865746
Network view of cross-border banking, IMF, Minoiu and Reyes (2011) PDF
I recently blogged at Bullionstar on the topic of the ...


May 31, 2018, 11:46 pm, 1863524
Charles Ponzi
Ethereum is being used as a platform for a bunch of ponzi schemes. Is this an indictment of the system; ...


May 24, 2018, 9:46 am, 1861045

Ken Rogoff has famously called for a ban on high denomination banknotes in order to help combat tax evasion and hurt criminals. But rather than ...


May 10, 2018, 2:38 am, 1855123
Mavrodi "biletov"
In this post I'm going to outline a case for bitcoin. I still think bitcoin is a bad medium ...


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1849458


Data on the world's biggest monetary event of the 21st century—Narendra Modi's demonetization—continues to trickle in. The Reserve Bank of India's just published its annual report (pdf) ...


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1849443
Freigeld, or stamp scrip, is designed to pay negative interest, but it can be re-purposed to pay positive interest.
Remember when ...


April 30, 2018, 8:07 pm, 1849442


Production of the European Central Bank's €500 notes is scheduled to come to an end later this year. But a chart of the quantity of €500 ...