What does the election mean for the economy?

Last Wednesday, Liz Fedor and I discussed the implications of Donald Trump's victory on the economy and economic policy at an Econ in English event at CSB|SJU.  It will be broadcast today at noon and 9 pm on Minnesota Public Radio. If you have more questions, send a note and I'll try to address them here. … [Read more...]

Presidential campaign economics

On Tuesday, I had the pleasure of giving a talk to the Senior College of West Central Minnesota. I meet with this group 2-3 times a year, and I always look forward to the conversation. I know that I'll be asked smart, direct questions from thoughtful people, and this session of about 150 people exceeded my lofty hopes. Our topic was Presidential Campaign Economics.  My slides are here. Also, I … [Read more...]

Happy birthday, Walter Heller!

Today is Walter W. Heller's birthday. For those of us of a certain age, he was Mr. Economics in Minnesota.  My 2012 column contains some reminiscences and a first crack at thinking about his place in macroeconomics more generally.  I'm very happy that James Hillyer, a Ph.D student at Institute of the Americas, University College London, is delving deeply into Heller's career for his doctoral … [Read more...]