economic policy

What Will Economic Policy Look Like Under Trump? A Conversation with Austan Goolsbee

While there is obviously a great deal of speculation regarding specifics, the general contours of President-elect Trump’s economic plan seem...

Testing Greenspan’s ‘Spare Tire’ Hypothesis: Benefits of Shareholder Protection Laws during Banking Crises

Firm-level data across 36 countries suggests that shareholder protection laws do mitigate the adverse consequences of banking crises by allowing stock markets to act as an alternative source of financing.

No Opposition Party is an Island: Taiwan’s Defense and Domestic Politics

Newly elected DPP Secretary-General and opposition party member Dr. Joseph Wu discusses upcoming elections, mainland China, and Taipei’s defense posture as part of the wider US-Asia/Pacific rebalancing effort.

Minimum Wage: The Nobel Thing to Do

Despite the widely held view that minimum wages generate unemployment, some Nobel-winning economists have argued that labor markets are more complex than predicted by economic theory.

Measuring Economic Policy Uncertainty: A Study Analysis

A subject of debate: is economic policy uncertainty holding back a stronger post-Great Recession recovery?