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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My Economic Window (Roger Farmer)

"A space for quotes, graphs, thoughts and blogs”


April 30, 2018, 8:08 pm, 1849507
Jess Benhabib and I are running our second annual conference on multiple equilibria and financial crises at NYU over the weekend with the support of ...


April 30, 2018, 8:08 pm, 1849508


John Carney of the Wall Street Journal has written a ...


April 30, 2018, 8:08 pm, 1849509

Words are Powerful: especially if you put them in the right order. Roger Farmer


April 30, 2018, 8:08 pm, 1849510
Here is an update of the graphs I used here topoint to the link from QE to the stockmarket.The market is down 10% since ...


April 30, 2018, 8:08 pm, 1849506
Here is a link to an LA Times interview by James Peltz that features my work on link between confidence, the stock market and unemployment. Here is an excerpt.


April 30, 2018, 8:08 pm, 1849505
Here is a link to my Bloomberg TVsegment today on "What'd You Miss" with Scarlett Fu, Alix Steel and JoeWeisenthal: In which I


April 30, 2018, 8:08 pm, 1849502
I have just completed a new working paper, ”Asset Prices in an Economy with Two Types of People”. You can find it as an NBER
working paper here, as a CEPR discussion paper here, or directly from my website here. The paper ...


April 30, 2018, 8:08 pm, 1849503
This is my first post for a while: so, sorry if you missed me. I've been busy writing books and papers. I received the final galley proofs this week for my new book, Prosperity for All: How to Prevent Financial Crises. You canpre-orderit from OUPor Amazon ...


April 30, 2018, 8:08 pm, 1849504
There are religious nonconformists. There are climate change deniers. And there is now a new class of political agnostic: the secular stagnation skeptic. According to a piece in Time magazine this week, Barry Eichengreen finds the issue of secular stagnation so divisive amongst academic economists that ...


April 30, 2018, 8:08 pm, 1849501

I have consolidated my blog and my website on squarespace. If all goes according to plan: you will be able to find new andexisting blogposts ...