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True, by and large with some caveats.

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There is no scarcity of advisers who are not peerreviewed economists. NEC, Treasury, Commerce, etc. Academics have a valuable perspective.

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Just one example: until directed to BLS stats many think inflation much higher than it is. And expectations drive inflation.

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I would say "imperfection" not defect. Compared to what, though is the question, as there is no perfect system ...

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There is a difference between saying the holiday season confers net social benefits and that all the spending does.

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Letting publicly traded US firms report earnings annually rather than quarterly would lead their executives to place more weight on longterm issues in their investments and other decisions.
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Expanding health insurance to more people through the ACA’s public subsidies and Medicaid expansion will reduce total healthcare spending in the economy.
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More insurance could lead to more usage and more spending. The countervailing hope is cost containment or prevention of expensive treatment.

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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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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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Other relevant factors would be: time spent commuting, increase in % of 2553 employed, hours worked, hours connected to work email at home

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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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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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The competition is fierce and the benefits uncertain. Winners curse is likely.

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Declining to be vaccinated against contagious diseases such as measles imposes costs on other people, which is a negative externality.
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Even those vaccinated can get the disease so there is an external cost both to the vaccinated and the non vaccinated.

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U.S. is a large net importer. Increased oil prices in the past have slowed GDP growth.

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Although economists are known to economize and some think tipping as tourists irrational, in truth, who knows?

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Many projects would no doubt be mistakes, but many is far from most. Most would probably be good investments.

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depends on alternatives considered in the question.

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It depends on who they discriminate against. The disadvantage could be de minimus. Or, it could be an advantage in some cases.

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Faster service is valuable and this is one way we may get it but adverse effects are also possible.

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The million dollar (and often multi million dollar) salaries of top basketball coaches in NCAA basketball testify to the value of winning.

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Dangerous ground, but a wellregulated experiment could be beneficial. Payments to fill out donor cards might increase supply, for example

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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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Future views of the past are hard to predict with precision. That said, things would probably have been much worse without the Feds actions

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"It is the thought that counts" has more truth than some allow. Gifts are more than things.

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This would drive down the cost of a variety of services.

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Those who compete with low skill immigrants will be hurt by extra competition.

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The typical investor is certainly best off buying a lowcost indexed fund. That said, money may be makable without inside information.

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The economy isn't strong yet.

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could easily lead to high transaction costs particularly for small players and confusion among consumers about what they get access to.

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Hard to know consequences of something this unprecedented

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Main q is whether marginal return to college exceeds the cost. If it does, std reasoning says we should encourage more college degrees

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lower long run savings is likely to lower long run living standards regardless of source. likely, not certain.

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It is unusual to fight hard (and die) to preserve an unprofitable institution.

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My answer presumes the typical narrow views of what constitutes an adverse effect on the economy.

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Arguably charity involves an externality and so should be subsidized...the giver feels good (or wouldn't do it) and the recipient benefits.

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It is likely to fluctuate in value in the future for the reasons it has fluctuated in the past, whatever those are.

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Does gravity make bricks fall when dropped?

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Such a broad proclamation seems overstated. Relatedly, are the trade restraints on Iran bad on balance because of distortions?

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The most highly touted have higher returns than average. That does not mean that universal per school is a bad idea.

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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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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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An important caveat though: It can be difficult to know today, what will lower long term growth more than 10 years out.

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The past bailout, by itself, won't ensure the next one, nor would a refusal to bail firms out set a binding precedent.

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Incentive effects are real. Incentive effects from a decision to bail out are overstated.

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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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small relative to the costs anyway

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Most workers don't work in manufacturing, so such policies are apt to redistribute from the average person to manufacturing workers.

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More innovation is almost surely good, and more R&D spending may increase innovation.

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The amount of risk depends not just on supply but on the political will to restrain payments if supply shrinks

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This risk verges on certainty. The private insurance system has not been very good at restraining costs.

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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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Directly taxing pollutants is better than indirect approaches if pollutants can be adequately monitored.

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Note though that high graduation rates may be manipulable.

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in addition, requirements of a la carte pricing are likely to be ineffective without a ban on bundled pricing.

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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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Longer term budget controls would be better than shorter term.

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To bank runs, I would add higher interest rates and general uncertainty.

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Someone loses from almost anything.

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Trade certainly matters for growth. Many countries though would trade with Cuba, so probably its own policies were more important.

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statute is vague. also statute could put goods in hands of those with limited need who hoard them.

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For profit schools do not appear to be serving students that well. Some regulation of who can accept vouchers is desirable.

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Lots of parents would also make bad choices.

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Consider any tribe or group that was isolated from trade for centuries to see the long run results of autarky

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Tort law is a plenty good safeguard for our safety.

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Even with short selling, it can be hard to stop a bubble. Without it, well...

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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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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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Rent control lowers incentives to invest and increases incentives to hold underoccupied rentals

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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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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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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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Always better to be direct. So long as administration of a fuel tax is as easy as other indirect regulation it is better.

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Illegality leads to high prices and crime.

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The current regime of drug enforcement has unacceptably high cost in crime and prison

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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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Italy as a problem likely to get worse before it gets better.

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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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Something big by way of a guarantee is the surest way to stability of italian bonds.

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just to name one distortion, dental insurance is often bought when few employees would pay that much with their own money.

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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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Trick question. i object. financing could be less efficient it would bias to pay cash instead of borrowing. housing choice would be better

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sounds like introducing a level playing field for debt and equity...what am I missing..different tax rates at individual level i suppose.

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Randomness is the best ex ante explanation of a given stock's movement on a given day.
see background information here 
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Are we still arguing over whether the internet bubble was a bubble? I thought it was at the time and have never thought otherwise.

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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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Everyone thinks so. Can everyone be wrong? Yes. But not every time, and not most of the time.

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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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On the plus side, incentives are better under vouchers. On the negative side, decision making might be in the hands of those with less info

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Labor elasticity should be less than 1 and might in fact go either way. Federal Revenue could be used in helpful ways.

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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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According to CBO estimates, maybe if rates go sky high. According to Gale and Auerbach, deficit far too big. links on my webpage.
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One percent is a lot. Any effects will be smaller.

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