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This is true for sectors without technological change. Health care has a lot of tech change.

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A President needs lots of types of advice, and this is the way to get academic input.

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There are ways of making the health care programs much more efficient, which would obviate the need for tax increases for some time.

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The phrasing implies that any reduction in jobs is bad. Some shifts in employment are valuable (e.g., fewer sweatshop jobs in the US).

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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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There is literature both ways on this.

Uncertain  5 
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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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The timing is really important here. Long term can be very different from short term; costs more likely to fall in the long term.

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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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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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Declining to be vaccinated against contagious diseases such as measles imposes costs on other people, which is a negative externality.
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More than just classic supply and demand, though.

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Especially if one includes health costs.

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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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I don't like the "informed postmortems" part. There is little agreement in macro.

Agree  7 
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Mostly agree, but watch out for increasing the prices of subways and buses at times when lots of people want to ride them.

Agree  8 
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I don't want to be a scrooge!

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Unclear what you mean by "conventional", but the evidence suggests inadequate college attendance because of price.

Uncertain  5 
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It depends what the spending is for.

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Adverse is a weird word, but should allow.

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This is true with no externalities; there are many externalities to charitable giving.

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Lots of particulars matter, including who it is owed to and whether the country has its own currency.

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Theory is clear that we cannot make such statements outside of the first best.

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I suspect this is true, but one shouldn't overstate selection relative to learning about how to do it better over time.

Uncertain  4 
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 "noticeably" made me pause. A bit harder yes, but not sure how noticeably.

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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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The evidence is pretty clear that employment effects are small and benefits to workers are first order.

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I don't recall the latest research on this.

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Nothing is easy about deficit reduction.

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They should pay more for more implicit protection.

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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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A caveat  the auto bailout was manufacturing specific and more valuable than the equivalent policy spread across the economy as a whole

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Every policy has risks, so one can't say no. The evidence suggests this is not major, though.

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This depends enormously on how the voucher is set wrt expected costs. The proposals involve enormous risks.

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Sometimes sectoral policies turn out to be very large  as with the auto industry and the health care industry.

Agree  8 
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I prefer not to think of all capital as the same.

Uncertain  5 
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I don't like the phrasing of 'average' in the question.

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Not sure why they do that.

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More so for the ones that are opposed to tax increases.

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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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The first part is certainly true.

Agree  7 
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Literature suggests otherwise.

Uncertain  5 
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This seems obvious, but there is so much waste in health care that if we do it right, we'll very significantly reduce the costs of care.

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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It will lower output and raise debt, but I don't think it will lower growth.

Agree  7 
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Without defining "unconscionably," I don't know what to think about this.

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Would like to see some evidence. Theory is not clear on rules vs. discretion.

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There are other possible drawbacks, but this is a large one.

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Note that not everyone is better off.

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The IOM has summarized all the evidence, and it shows this.

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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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I suspect zoning and building limits have been more important.

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  6 
I don't know if it affected pay, but shareholders should have the right to express some view on this.

Uncertain  5 
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Agree  7 

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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Disagree  8 

Strongly Disagree  8 
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Strongly Agree  10 

Strongly Agree  9 
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Strongly Agree  7 
Not all citizens ate better off. Huge geographic disparities.

Strongly Agree  8 
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Agree  7 

Strongly Agree  7 
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Agree  7 
"All else equal" seems to imply something about taxation if legal.

Agree  8 
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Strongly Agree  7 

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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Uncertain  1 

Uncertain  5 
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Note that this is not a welfare statement. Many of the distortions are good (eg pooling benefits). And welfare requires a counterfactual.

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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Agree  4 

Disagree  5 
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Uncertain  3 
Primary impact is likely to be on house prices.

Agree  7 
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Uncertain  1 
Not sure I can characterize all of what would happen if we had debtequity switch.

Agree  7 
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Agree  3 
I suspect 'very few' is an important qualifier.

Strongly Agree  8 
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Disagree  3 
Ex post events suggest otherwise.

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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Agree  7 

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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Uncertain  7 
The existing alternatives to public schools are not all of uniformly higher quality; adverse selection is a big deal too.

Uncertain  6 
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Strongly Agree  8 
The elasticities are not that high.

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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Uncertain  5 
I don't know offhand what the estimates are at different elasticities.

Disagree  7 
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Uncertain  1 
This isn't an area where I know the most recent literature.

Disagree  4 