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By Michael J. Boskin - Mar 19,2018
STANFORD — If one looks past the headlines of the media’s full-time Donald Trump coverage, one can discern a global shift in political, economic and cultural forces that might prove far more consequential for America and the world than the actual Trump presidency.
By Michael J. Boskin - May 27,2017
What do the leaks of unflattering e-mail from the Democratic National Committee’s hacked servers during the 2016 US presidential election campaign and the deafening hour-long emergency-warning siren in Dallas, Texas, have in common?It is the same thing that links the North Korean
By Michael J. Boskin - Dec 31,2015
Over the last year, global growth has been anaemic — and the forecast is only slightly better for 2016.Something must be done to boost incomes and expand opportunities for people everywhere.Here are some economic resolutions that could bring good cheer in the new year and beyond.
By Michael J. Boskin - Nov 02,2015
Following the conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) by 12 Pacific Rim countries, debates about the costs and benefits of trade liberalisation are intensifying.The early leaders in the United States’ presidential campaign, both the Republican Donald Trump and the Democ
By Michael J. Boskin - Aug 06,2015
A few years ago, pundits and policy makers were predicting that the BRICS countries — Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa — would be the new engines of global growth.Naive extrapolation of rapid growth led many people to imagine an ever-brighter future for these ec
By Michael J. Boskin - Jun 15,2015
In the 25 years before the Great Recession of 2008-2009, the United States experienced two brief, mild recessions and two strong, long expansions.Globally, incomes grew briskly, inflation abated and stock markets boomed.
By Michael J. Boskin - Mar 24,2015
Though the Greek crisis has been placed on pause, the economic situation in Europe remains bleak. Eurozone growth is up slightly from its near-recession levels of a few months ago, but projections by the International Monetary Fund for 2015 and 2016 barely exceed 1 per cent. Un
By Michael J. Boskin - Dec 09,2014
Economic news is grim all around the world.
By Michael J. Boskin - Aug 06,2014
Many Europeans have come to believe that they have weathered the economic and financial storm. In the last two years, deficits and debt have stabilised. Yields on the sovereign debt of the eurozone periphery’s weak economies have fallen sharply.
By Michael J. Boskin - May 21,2014
Like many others, I first met the Nobel laureate economist Gary Becker, who died earlier this month, by reading his seminal works “Human Capital” and “The Economics of Discrimination”. Several dozen outstanding economists have won the Nobel Prize in Econo



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