Michael Boskin's commentary on normalizing monetary policy appears in The Guardian. The Tully Friedman Professor of Economics and SIEPR senior fellow says the government should reduce public debt before the next economic downturn hits.
The Stanford Daily writes about the speech that Karen Dynan, chief economist and assistant secretary for economic policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, delivered at a SIEPR event for students, faculty and business leaders.
Victor Fuchs, a senior fellow emeritus at SIEPR, has a new commentary in JAMA citing a rapid rise in life expectancy for black Americans. But he notes that more needs to be done to close the gap between blacks and whites.
This New York Times editorial delves into two big health insurance mergers, and draws data from a study by SIEPR Director Mark Duggan. That study found that consolidation in the health insurance industry was responsible for an increase in premiums.
Senior fellows Grant Miller and Pascaline Dupas have received grants from Stanford’s Office of International Affairs. The money will be used to support Miller’s analysis of Iran’s health care expansion and Dupas’ creation of programs for economics students to do international research.