Archives: February 2007

Fun--music and economics

Posted by: Michael Mandel on February 27, Categories: Teaching

When I was at the Teaching Economics Conference at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh last week, I saw a fun presentation by G.Dirk Mateer and Andrew Rice of Penn State...

Teaching Economics Conference

Posted by: Michael Mandel on February 15, Categories: Teaching

I'm about to head off to the Teaching Economics Conference at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, where I will give the lunchtime talk tomorrow on "What Journalists Know--and Don't KNow--About...

Permanent flattening of the yield curve?

Posted by: Michael Mandel on February 15, Categories: Financial markets

In yesterday's Q&A before the Senate Banking Committee, Bernanke talked about "a somewhat permanent flattening, or even inversion, of the yield curve." That fits right into the argument in last...

Could low interest rates stick around?

Posted by: Michael Mandel on February 12, Categories: Financial markets

My colleague David Henry and I wrote BW's current cover story, making the case that low rates could last longer than expected. The downside? Financial excesses, which we are already...

The Budget: Not Serious Yet About the Environment

Posted by: Michael Mandel on February 05, Categories: Energy

I won't believe that the U.S. is serious about global warming until I see the feds start throwing real money into R&D into energy and environment-related R&D. After all, no...

The Case of the Missing Productivity

Posted by: Michael Mandel on February 05, Categories: Macro

This morning's lengthy WSJ piece on "How War's Expense Didn't Strain Economy" managed to not mention strong productivity growth at all. How odd, considering that's the main reason why the...

Health Care is the #1 Source of New Jobs...

Posted by: Michael Mandel on February 02, Categories: Labor Market

...for now and, likely, for the foreseeable future. With this morning's jobs report, the BLS also released revised employment data for 2006...and guess what? Two things turn out to be...

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