Stanford Professor Michael Boskin: Are the Good Times Over?

 In the 25 years before the Great Recession of 2008-2009, the United States experienced two brief, mild recessions and two strong, long expansions. Globally, incomes grew briskly; inflation abated; and More...

Professor Michael J. Boskin On Wednesday, February 25th, 2015

Stanford Professor Michael Boskin: A Five-Step Plan for European Prosperity

Though the Greek crisis has been placed on pause, the economic situation in Europe remains bleak. Eurozone growth is up slightly from its near-recession levels of a few months ago, but projections by the More...

Professor Michael J. Boskin On Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Stanford Professor Michael Boskin: The Next Trade Breakthroughs

– Economic news is grim all around the world. This year’s output growth has been disappointing, and the International Monetary Fund expectsonly a slight improvement in 2015. Europe may be sliding back More...

Professor Michael J. Boskin On Wednesday, September 24th, 2014

Stanford Professor Michael Boskin: Policy “Crimes”

– When the Berlin Wall fell a quarter-century ago this November, pundits led by Francis Fukuyama proclaimed the end of history – the triumph of democratic capitalism over all rival systems. America’s More...

Stanford Professor Michael Boskin: Europe’s Options

– Many Europeans have come to believe that they have weathered the economic and financial storm. In the last two years, deficits and debt have stabilized. Yields on the sovereign debt of the eurozone More...

Stanford Professor Michael Boskin : An Economist for the Ages

–  Like many others, I first met the Nobel laureate economist Gary Becker, who died earlier this month, by reading his seminal works Human Capital and The Economics of Discrimination. Several More...

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