Business & Industry
Socialism in Our Time?
May 21, 2019
One of America’s leading socialists discusses how a collectively owned economy would be structured, the limits of the welfare state, and what Keynes understood that Marx didn’t
Antitrust in American History: Law, Institutions, and Economic Performance
May 2, 2019
The Chicago School’s weakening of antitrust law hurt the economy
Working Paper Series
Antitrust and Economic History: The Historic Failure of the Chicago School of Antitrust
This paper presents an historical analysis of the antitrust laws.
Economic Consequences of the U.S. Convict Labor System
Mar 7, 2019
US counties with prison labor often have lower wage and employment growth
Do Real Estate Markets Make Our Cities Less Livable?
Mar 4, 2019
Author Samuel Stein talks about how capitalism shapes housing and what economists have in common with city planners
Don't “Buyback” Fair Labor Standards
Feb 20, 2019
We need to ban stock buybacks, while building a movement for basic economic rights
World Economic RoundtableDiscussion
Explaining a Decade of Stagnation: Where Do We Go From Here?
Dec 14, 2017
The World Economic Roundtable seeks to help the business, investment, and policy communities understand ongoing changes in the world economy and to promote a discussion of ideas that can advance the goal of a widely shared global prosperity.
Working Paper Series
Corporate Scandals and Regulation
Are regulatory interventions delayed reactions to market failures or can regulators proactively pre-empt corporate misbehavior?
What Really Caused the Crisis & What to Do About It
Oct 14, 2015
Adair Turner discusses his new book, Between Debt and the Devil: Money, Credit, and Fixing Global Finance.
Demystifying Modern Monetary Theory
Dec 27, 2014
Bill Mitchell presents a coherent analysis of how money is created, how it functions in global exchange rate regimes, and how the mystification of the nature of money has constrained governments, and prevented states from acting in the public interest.
Self-Control and Public Pensions
Jul 13, 2014
Our welfare depends not only on our actual consumption, but also on alternate choices wedid not make.
Integration, Currency Unions, and Balance of Payments
Apr 10, 2014 | 09:00—10:45
The Persistence of a Reckless Banking System
The fall of 2008 was scary. For most people, the aftermath of Lehman Brothers’ bankruptcy resembled a major earthquake with strong aftershocks. Official narratives have promoted the image of the crisis as a rare, unpreventable and unforeseen natural disaster, the “100-year flood.” Policymakers emphasize the extraordinary measures they have taken to prevent the system from collapsing and to support recovery since.
Have We Repaired Financial Regulations since Lehman?
Apr 9, 2014 | 11:45—01:15
What is Economic Success?
Oct 11, 2013
“You are now leaving the world as you know it.”