Nicole Gelinas, The Atlantic
Dense cities are the world’s traditional marketplaces, where people come together to trade goods and services in pursuit of profit. But what happens when the world’s markets are warped? This year’s marquee initial public offering—the app-based car-hailing service Lyft, set to debut Friday on the Nasdaq exchange—isn’t so much a gauge of functional, robust markets, but a marker of the challenge that global cities face amid the whims of central bankers and venture capitalists. Read more here....
by John B. Taylor, John H. Cochrane , Michael J. Boskin, John F. Cogan
via PolicyEd America’s economy may seem stable at first glance but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s doing well. While many believe that our economy is at its best under the circumstances, history shows a different picture.
with Steven J. Davis via Federal Reserve Bank of St. LouisIn a recent Economic Synopses essay, we discussed how large changes in economic policy uncertainty (EPU) can affect key macroeconomic indicators like GDP and inflation. In that analysis, we considered only shocks that were large enough to push EPU above the recent historical highs. Thus, changes in the EPU do not necessarily have proportional changes on the economy.