Posts filed under “Think Tank”

Leveraged Bubbles

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Fed (San Francisco): Involuntary Part-Time Work: Here to Stay?

…involuntary part-time work may remain significantly above its pre-recession level as the labor market continues to recover.

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Twitter Transition

Maybe Twitter’s unfixable. Maybe it’s a fad like MySpace. Something gee-whiz, brand new, that is succeeded by a platform with more functionality. Twitter told us we want instant news. But it never turned into a comprehensible service. It’s the internet at its worst. A small enterprise where you communicate amongst your circle, with a bit…Read More

Category: Technology, Think Tank

We find little evidence that changes in labor costs have had a material effect on price inflation in recent years, even for compensation measures where some degree of passthrough to prices still appears to be present. Our results cast doubt on explanations of recent inflation behavior that appeal to such mechanisms as downward nominal wage…Read More

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Category: Currency, Think Tank

Fine, when you ignore history

This must be the “new normal” everyone​’s talking about​. Where a cyclical low ​in the ​unemployment rate​, to the the low 5 percent range​,​ is met with a courtly high stock market and talks of an impending rise in rates. Sure there is a feeling in some pockets ​of the economy ​that “things” are much…Read More

Category: Bad Math, Economy, Think Tank

Unraveling the skill premium

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