Friday, October 20, 2017

ECON 5505: Topic 1 continued: Globalization, economic divergence, and place-based policies

This coming week's Economist has a leader and briefing on what is causing regional divergence and what to do about it.

Here is the leader:

https://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21730412-time-fresh-thinking-about-changing-economics-geography-right-way-help-declining

Here is the briefing:

https://www.economist.com/news/briefing/21730406-what-can-be-done-help-them-globalisation-has-marginalised-many-regions-rich-world

As you will see, this relates very directly to the Chakravarty-Dehejia research on regional inequality, with the difference that the Economist is focussing on advanced rather than emerging economies.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

ECON 5505: Topic 4 continued: Debates Around Macro, Trade, and Finance

Proceedings of this recent conference organized by Olivier Blanchard and Lawrence Summers at Peterson Institute in Washington, DC (videos, papers, slide decks) are highly recommended.

https://piie.com/events/rethinking-macroeconomic-policy