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|January 29, 2023||The 2023 ForecastThe reason for worry about a recession is the Federal Reserve’s response to high inflation.|
|September 25, 2022||Two economic lessons from the Russo-Ukrainian WarOne lesson is about public spending on services, the other about free trade.|
|February 27, 2022||The Cost of Russian WarStopping tyrants is less costly done early on.|
|August 2, 2015||The Chinese Bubble Is Only the BeginningEconomic growth can come from technology advances, increased productivity, or an increase in human or financial capital.|
|July 12, 2015||Hazards to Our Recovery: China, Greece and TimeWith 84 months of (often sluggish) expansion, roadblocks lie ahead.|
|June 7, 2015||Hoosiers Should Fret About GreeceA Greek bankruptcy would lead to tough times for the EU and likely the US.|
|November 30, 2014||Worries During the Forecasting SeasonAt this rate, our standard of living will double in 80 years.|
|September 28, 2014||Deflation WorriesA deflationary world is one where consumers and business have too little money to chase too many goods.|
|July 2, 2012||US Job Market and the EU CrisisOne need not have done well in math to appreciate that the creation of 150,000 new jobs per month is insufficient to budge the unemployment rate.|
|December 26, 2011||Dear Santa: A Letter from an EconomistLast year you brought me coal, this year could you fill my pickup truck with gasoline instead?|
Educational Attainment, the 21st Century Fund and the Future of SchoolingIndiana ranks 42nd in educational attainment.
Big Savings for Ending Prevailing WageMy statistical models show that repealing state prevailing wage laws save taxpayers money.
Re-Thinking Economic Development A large share of the most mobile families—perhaps half—no longer need to live near where they work.
Money Illusion and InflationPrice fluctuation could cause inflation to last longer, but it didn’t cause the inflation, it simply extends the pain.View archives