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Economic Issues

Good News is Bad News: Leverage Cycles and Sudden Stops

Sudden Stops are almost always after a period of substantial expansion...

Lobbying for Future Start-Up Companies

The United States ranks forty-sixth on ease of starting a new business...

Best Jobs and Metro Areas for Workers without a College Degree

Access to jobs that provide good wages for those without a college degree varies significantly across America's metropolitan areas...

Regulating Away Competition: The Effect of Regulation on Entrepreneurship and Employment

An increase in the intensity of regulation by 10 percent result in a 0.5 percent decrease in the number of new businesses...

Economic Freedom of the World: 2015 Annual Report

The United States ranks 16th on the Economic Freedom of the World Annual Report...

Paid to Stay Single

Means-tested social welfare benefits still favor cohabitation over marriage...

A Crisis in Student Loans?

Default rates among recent student loan borrowers rose to their highest level in twenty years...

Regaining the Initiative

Recent turmoil in China's stock market was a train wreck waiting to happen. Will policy reform prevent the next catastrophe?...

Obama's Free Lunch Fallacy: Paid Sick Days Aren't Free Either

Obama's new sick leave mandate will likely to be harmful to workers...

On the Desirability of Nominal GDP Targeting

Nominal GDP targeting is a viable policy for central banks...


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