The median Greek citizen will be better off if there is a “yes” vote in the July 5 referendum on whether to accept the terms of the bailout package offered by Greece's creditors.
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Hard to know because involves primarily whether current incompetent government will survive, and whether new one can do better.

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Have no idea of what this question means.

Uncertain  5 
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No macro effect if US offsets with mon policy, and will help stabilize world economy. So no if cooperative policies.

Disagree  5 
Behavior in many complex and seemingly intractable strategic settings can be understood more clearly by working out what each party in the game will choose to do if they realize that the other parties will be solving the same problem. This insight has helped us understand behavior as diverse as military conflicts, price setting by competing firms and penalty kicking in soccer.
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Due to measurement issues e.g. prices, family composition, measures of income, prob understates by >1% py. Add to that price quality bias.
see background information here 
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Californians would be better off on average if all final users in the state paid the same price for water — adjusted for quality, place and time — even if, as a result, some food prices rose sharply and some farms failed.
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Moving to marketbased system will be painful but particularly important given stresses to come.

Agree  7 
The Fed should wait until its preferred measure of inflation (Core PCE) is clearly rising — and not just forecast to rise — before it begins hiking interest rates.
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Imprecisely worded but gets the basic idea. Major point is that Fed should make sure US is not at a low nominal rate equilibrium.

Uncertain  5 
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Generally a waste of revenues in negativesum game.

Disagree  5 
Declining to be vaccinated against contagious diseases such as measles imposes costs on other people, which is a negative externality.
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Goes beyond economics. Many precedents on each side. If measles for children, why not mandatory flu vaccines for adults?

Agree  7 
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Too much uncertainty about response, whether leaves Eurozone, and impacts to have clear reading.

Uncertain  5 
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The difficulties are that (a) knowledge of these has wide bounds and (b) communicating uncertainty bounds is virtually impossible.

Uncertain  5 
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Agree  5 
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Text prices include bundled ancillaries which students pay for but are benefits for teachers.

Disagree  5 
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Both because of quasifiscal stimulus and lower measured inflation.

Agree  7 
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Based on sample of experts (n=1)

Agree  6 
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Trade surplus is symptom, not measure of welfare.

Disagree  6 
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Agree  7 
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Unclear what counterfactual is. Without Amazon? Or with Amazon and no market power?

Disagree  5 
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Unclear question. If regulation = antitrust, yes. Otherwise, probably not but unclear what that might be.

Disagree  5 
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Is this an inside joke? BEA estimates show little change in rate of return.

Disagree  6 
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Agree  5 
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I would rather this be about all kinds, not just physical.

Agree  6 
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Poorly worded. Surely "many" out of 50K miles, but probably not "most."

Uncertain  5 
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Clearly will make more competitive in some sectors, but unlikely to make major impact on aggregate.

Uncertain  5 
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Has tendency to politicize monetary policy and to promote inflexibility.

Disagree  7 
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Reduced from 23 years ago, but still a fragile system.

Uncertain  6 
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"Most" probably wrong, but likely see the superstar compensation phenomenon, with some million dollar athletes.

Agree  7 
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Referring to economic or political sanctions.

Uncertain  5 
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Perhaps experiments in different regimes better idea.

Uncertain  7 
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Really would say unemployment. Otherwise need to incorporate income effects.

Agree  7 
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Many other factors going on.

Uncertain  6 
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Uncertaint = unpredicatable. The unpredictability of fundamental invention is amply demonstrated from theory and history.

Uncertain  6 
Informed postmortems of Ben Bernanke’s Fed chairmanship will judge favorably the Fed's creative and aggressive policy initiatives from autumn 2008 through early 2009.
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Agree  7 
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Agree  8 
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Disagree because the value is the thought behind selecting the present, not the cash involved. So true for thoughtless presents.

Disagree  7 
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This response is based on the idea that it will increase inequality, which is already too great.

Agree  5 
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"Substantially" is a vague term, but on the whole it would probably lower incomes at the bottom.

Agree  6 
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Hard to see any effect on its legitimacy or effectiveness.

Strongly Disagree  7 
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I interpret this as saying that should continue until are on trajectory that would lead to high employment in 23 years.

Agree  5 
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Agree  6 
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Close call about how much, but 1/4 point seems a reasonable central guess assuming debt limit resolved before Dday and shutdown < 2 weeks

Uncertain  5 
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Hard to judge the counter factual structure.

Uncertain  4 
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Agree  7 
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Poorly worded and loaded question.

Agree  7 
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Agree  7 
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Overall gains but unclear impact on distribution of income.

Agree  6 
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Agree  6 
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Uncertain  5 
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Poorly conceived question. This is a tax expenditure. Why not compare to sequester as nondistortionary way to raise revenues.

Agree  6 
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Agree  7 
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Raising the federal minimum wage to $9 per hour would make it noticeably harder for lowskilled workers to find employment.
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Uncertain  5 
The distortionary costs of raising the federal minimum wage to $9 per hour and indexing it to inflation are sufficiently small compared with the benefits to lowskilled workers who can find employment that this would be a desirable policy.
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Lower interest rates, purchases of longterm assets, and higher inflation target could have raises output and prices.

Agree  6 
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Agree  7 
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Disagree  6 
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Poorly conceived question. CPIW overstates cost of living for all, but not clear for 65+. Two effects seem close to offsetting.

Uncertain  6 
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Agree  6 
The economic benefits to the U.S. of having a
handful of banks with balance sheets greater than $1 trillion are small.
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Agree  5 
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Disagree  6 
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Agree  6 
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Agree  6 
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Agree  6 
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"Rough guesses" misses the point. I would say "large overestimates" as they are usually not effective ways of increasing either AD or AS.

Agree  8 
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Agree  7 
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Agree  7 

Agree  7 
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Agree  7 
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Likely to be small, but consequential if it has net job creation.

Uncertain  5 
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Again, inconsequential is poor word choice. Surely less than 50 basis points per year.

Uncertain  5 
Even if inflationary
pressures rise substantially as a result of quantitative easing and low
interest rates, the Federal Reserve has ample tools to rein inflation back in
if it chooses to do so.
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Strongly Agree  8 
But recall that inflation is below Fed goal.

Agree  5 
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US provisions expired at the end of 2011, but correct up to then. Best estimates are that these were GHG neutral.

Agree  7 
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Mountain of evidence here. See 2010 RfF study.

Strongly Agree  8 
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Disagree  5 
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Uncertain  4 
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Econ 0.0001

Agree  7 
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Agree  5 
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Strongly Agree  8 

Agree  8 
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Agree  7 

Uncertain  7 
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Agree  7 

Uncertain  5 
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Uncertain  5 
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Agree  7 
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Agree  8 
Assuming that Germany eventually agrees to backstop the debt of southern European countries, the eurozone as a whole will be better off if that bailout is unconditional, rather than accompanied by the labor market reforms and future budget controls that Germany is demanding of countries in return.
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Too many conditionals to give clean answer, particularly fiscal issues.

Disagree  6 
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Uncertain  5 
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Agree  6 
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Agree  8 

Uncertain  5 
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Strongly Disagree  7 
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Agree  8 
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Agree  8 
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Strongly Disagree  8 

Uncertain  5 
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Agree  7 
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Qualifications that clearly correct but unclear about how large.

Disagree  5 
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Not sure about "substantial" but otherwise clear.

Agree  7 
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Hours and output effects are clear, but employment effect ambiguous.

Disagree  6 
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At best, symbolic. At worst, would return to price controls of the 1970s.

Disagree  6 
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Agree  7 
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Uncertain  6 
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Agree  5 
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Some might not have survived 20082009, so pretty clearly correct.

Uncertain  5 
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Both are important but don't know of persuasive studies on relative importance of these two factors.

Uncertain  5 
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Agree  8 
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Agree  8 
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Agree  6 
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Agree  6 
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Finding the right balance is difficult, but a wholesale ban on licensing would on net confuse patients are probably be a net loss.

Agree  6 
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Subject to the qualification of market corners.

Agree  5 
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See the various CBO studies on the subject.

Agree  7 
Taking into account all of the ARRA’s economic consequences — including the economic costs of raising taxes to pay for the spending, its effects on future spending, and any other likely future effects — the benefits of the stimulus will end up exceeding its costs.
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Hard to know how the increased debt will be paid (Congress could make a mess of it), so some uncertainty here.

Uncertain  6 
Local ordinances that limit rent increases for some rental housing units, such as in New York and San Francisco, have had a positive impact over the past three decades on the amount and quality of broadly affordable rental housing in cities that have used them.
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Disagree  6 
The typical chief executive officer of a publicly traded corporation in the U.S. is paid more than his or her marginal contribution to the firm's value.
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Agree  7 

Uncertain  4 
Mandating that U.S. publicly listed corporations must allow shareholders to cast a nonbinding vote on executive compensation was a good idea.
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Agree  5 

Uncertain  5 
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Although this is a common view, the causal factors are too complex to untangle unambiguously.

Agree  7 
If the US replaced
its discretionary monetary policy regime with a gold standard,
defining a "dollar" as a specific number of ounces of gold, the
pricestability and employment outcomes would be better for the average
American.
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This proposal makes no sense in the modern world. Just look at the Eurozone to see the consequences.

Strongly Disagree  8 
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There is no discernible connection between gold price and CPI movements in the period since the demonetization of gold in 1971.

Strongly Agree  9 
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Strongly Agree  8 
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Many studies on this, see RfF on national energy policies, Dec 2010 as example.

Strongly Agree  7 
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Agree  8 
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Agree  5 
Credible assumptions for
inflation, GDP growth and primary budget deficits in Italy imply that either
the DebttoGDP ratio in Italy would increase sharply if Italian
interest rates on 10year government debt remained at the November 30
level of around 7 percent or Italy would lose access to the bond
market.
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No Opinion 

Agree  6 
Absent outside help to deal
with runs, such as a pledge of fiscal support from Germany or an unlimited
commitment by the ECB to buy bonds, there is no spendingandtax plan
Italy can announce that would be credible enough
to hold its interest rates low enough to stabilize its
DebttoGDP ratio.
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No Opinion 

Uncertain  5 
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Many well documented distortions, including differential treatment of people, and not available when people most need it.

Strongly Disagree  8 
Federal mandates that
government purchases should be “buy American” unless there are exceptional
circumstances,
such as in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, have a significant positive impact on U.S. manufacturing employment.
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Too confusing.

Disagree  5 
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This is well studied. Perhaps some reservations for externalities of home ownership, but that has proven elusive.

Agree  7 
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Complicated b/c financing structures are currently tangled, so it will be impossible to achieve assumptions. Unclear about financial firms.

Agree  7 
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Tough question because of details. But yes. This is well studied and subject to small, lowyield, and transient anomalies.

Strongly Agree  8 
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Even at the time, it was clear that these firms would have to earn most of GDP to rationalize their stock prices.

Disagree  7 
The Chinese government
pursues policies that keep the renminbi's exchange rate vis à vis the dollar
lower than it would be if the currency floated without those policies.
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Strongly Agree  9 

Agree  6 
Public school students would receive
a higher quality education if they all had the option of taking the government
money (local, state, federal) currently being spent on their own
education and turning that money into vouchers that they
could use towards covering the costs of any private school or public school of
their choice (e.g. charter schools).
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Hard to predict what a privatized school system would look like.

Uncertain  6 
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Weight of evidence on personal tax rate with some reservations about other (state and local) taxes and other interactions.

Agree  8 
The cumulative budget shortfalls in the US over the next 10 years can be reduced by half (or more) purely by increasing the federal marginal tax rate on ordinary income for those in the top tax bracket.
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Close call. With 10 yr CBO baseline def of $6 tr, indiv inc taxes of $19 tr, top 1% pays 40% of that, 50% rate. If really "purely," then no.
see background information here 
Disagree  7 
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Very likely to increase real output, but the effect is probably in the 0  1/2 percent range.

Disagree  4 