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A new method developed by INET grantees to estimate country-level citation clubs and self-citations is making waves, with implications far beyond the paper’s initial focus.
How Investor-owned Physician Practices Are Driving up Healthcare Costs
In a post co-authored with Anna Stansbury, Larry Summers repudiates economic orthodoxy in regard to whether interest rate cuts suffice to restore full employment and looks at a more “original” Keynesianism to find adequate responses to secular stagnation. Tracy Mott walks us through answers many careful readers of Kalecki, Keynes, Steindl, and Minsky knew all along.
Many indicators say the US is close to full employment: Hours of work tell a different story.
An update from the meeting of the Commission on Global Economic Transformation (CGET) in Cape Town
An animated look at economic history with Robert Skidelsky
The New York Times’ Binyamin Appelbaum explains the role Democratic presidents, from Kennedy to Obama, in moving economic policy to the right
Risky lending took down the global economy in 2008. Tracking it now is a vital job for economists, says Juliane Begenau
Economics needs to better incorporate other social sciences
Progressive movements can and should push for pluralism in economics
Economics is often thought of as emotion-less, but Daniel Benjamin argues for happiness as a vital indicator
Summers and Stansbury Get It Half Right