Lessons from the First New Deal for the Next One

Whether it is called “Build Back Better” or a “Green Industrial Policy” or, indeed, a Green New Deal, it is imperative to reject the false dichotomy of “jobs against climate.”

By William Janeway


This Is Your Wake-Up Call

The world has changed, and we need to adapt. Andrew Sheng calls for a more human economics to drive us toward a sustainable future.

Featuring Andrew Sheng

Mortality and economic data show how constraints to government spending and a skepticism of redistributive policies have made the pandemic far worse

By Servaas Storm

This paper argues that there are many reasons to question reliance on monetary policy to provide economic stimulus, particularly over successive financial cycles.

By William White

The New Keynesian Dynamic Stochastic General Equilibrium (DSGE) is a straightjacket for macroeconomics

By Servaas Storm

A large and growing percentage of households are missed in the monthly Current Population Survey (CPS).

By Julie Yixia Cai and Dean Baker

Conservative legal theory is based on a shoddy definition of what constitutes “efficiency”

By Mark Glick and Gabriel Lozada

Labor-saving advances in AI may undo the gains from globalization and pose new challenges for economic development

By Anton Korinek and Joe Stiglitz

Feb 23, 2021

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Debt Talks Episode 6 | Who’s Afraid of European Banks?

Does the COVID recession still have the potential to turn into a broader financial meltdown?

Jan 26, 2021

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The Future of Work | Economic and Social Policies for the Digital Era

Given the mounting need to create good jobs, effect structural change, and transform the economy, what should policy priorities be in the digital era? Is there a role for industrial policy? What new policy options do we need to achieve inclusive prosperity?

Jan 19, 2021

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The Future of Work | Making Technologies Work for All

What are the choices we must make to ensure technology empowers, augments, rewards, and respects the majority, not the few, given its increasing defining role in future economies and societies?

Jan 12, 2021

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The Future of Work | Are Redistribution Policies Enough?

Traditional welfare systems have emphasized the need for redistribution post-production. Are these policies sufficient in the future?

Dec 08, 2020

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Debt Talks Episode 5 | Developing Country Debt: What's Next?

Can developing countries cope with high debt levels? How dire is the situation? Has the policy response been adequate? And what’s the situation in private external debt, and what should be done about private creditors? This edition of Debt Talks will discuss the situation in developing country debt during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dec 02, 2020

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The Future of Work | Meaningful Integration or Jobless Future?

The central challenge confronting us in the future of work is this: can we create a future where work exists for all who need one with fair rewards, or will we end up on the path of increasing displacement, leaving workers vulnerable, dispensable, and miserable?