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It is hard to see any mechanism by which this occurs.

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H1Bs both a substitute & complement to US workers. But the substitute US workers are already nearly fully employed.

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The aftertax part is crucial.

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Uncertain because real winners and losers.

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A capable committed consumer of research likely fine. It would be unusual to achieve that without an advanced degree.

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Where do I start?

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This is one where the actual data that will be evaluated by the agencies is crucial to forming a conclusion.
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There are a number of issues on the production side and these also have to be balanced off against the consumer side.
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Two mechanisms 2nd is to increase demand for the complementary workers.

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There is substantial uncertainty about the contours of the goingforward relationship with the EU.

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The current programs, while having incentive issues and other flaws, disproportionately focus on children and the elderly.

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There are likely distributional effects but unpacking the full extent of them is a continuing area of research. I attach one useful survey.
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Complicated: size is only one factor.
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There are clearly some countervailing benefits to size.

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Of course, it is hard to quantify the importance but many economic decisions rely on these data.

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The issue is discussed nicely in the popular article I link, even though the specific polling status of the candidates is now very dated!
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The term "speculator" is itself a bit fuzzy. I note one paper that attempts to define the term and the issue, though there are others.
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In the long run. But the long run can be very long...

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Contributes to the obesity epidemic for sure.

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Low labor force participation rate and inflation but uncertainty over when it will happen is bad.

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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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Firms may well still choose to report quarterly. And a year is still a short horizon for investment projects.
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While in principle test scores are a useful input to teacher evaluation, the work of Rothstein and Darling summarizes important caveats
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I suspect this is the primary channel, but there is some evidence the other way.
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I agree more than I disagree, but there are limitations to this measure.

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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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It is unlikely to reduce healthcare spending, but I am not aware of a full assessment.
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Likely yes, though there are substantial uncertainties.

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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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Not my area but I have found Meghir and Kashyap persuasive on this.

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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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Have to factor in changes in transfers, changes in household size, changes in labor force participation and CPI bias.

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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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I am not qualified to opine on any specific disease but in general mandatory vaccine programs solve the free rider issue.

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Very hard to know.
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"Enough" is the issue. We have models which provide estimates. There is a large cloud of uncertainty around these estimates.

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In theory they could provide many estimates under different scenarios. But picking one number or a likely range would introduce politics.

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I have not seen a recent survey. I am reminded to list the price of the texts on my syllabus by the person in charge of HEOA compliance.
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Yes, of course the fact that one can (often) sell the new book back helps, but many students skip buying the textbook.
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Professors only partially consider price when choosing textbooks. And consider test banks and other perks.BUT students are P elastic.

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Obviously, there are losers as well as winners, but the US economy benefits on net.

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Economists spend all of their time in the hotel doing interviews.

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It seems likely that Amazon is on net raising author income in the part of the distribution where the supply restriction would be.

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Currently I cannot identify a specific practice that it would be sensible to address with a regulatory intervention.

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There are certainly a host of other factors related to technical change, other government policies and globalization.

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Pretty much the same as removing the cap on the number of medallions.

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Transportation costs for natural gas are sufficient to imply that the US will face prices below the world price of energy.

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The Fed's track record in economic policymaking, while imperfect, is vastly superior to that of Congress.

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Though, as a number of authors have shown, prejudice can indeed survive in the labor market in the long run.
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Regs have to address vertical price squeeze motivated price discrimination.

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This certainly may have unintended consequences but it is hard to fault attempting to create more supply.

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The answer is certainly uncertain

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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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Welfarereducing price discrimination outcomes are feasible, but the increase in supply in this example clearly enhances consumer welfare.

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Of course does not consider receiver's joy of giving, etc:

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Stock picker bears a lot of idiosyncratic risk

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There is theory that goes both ways on this. Vertical price squeeze for integrated sellers a potential concern.
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Education creates externalities, justifying subsidies. But there are problematic institutions who may be abusing the programs.

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Of course, as stated, if the SOLE goal were increasing saving, then even the optouts are contrary to the goal.

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LONG run and sustained...

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Restrictions are bad. But they may not turn out to be very important as shale gas extraction technologies disseminate internationally.
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"Many" will have low returns, because the political process doesn't always do a great job picking projects. But some will be very positive.

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Unlike government issued fiat money, there is no guarantee it can be used to pay taxes or settle other obligations.

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"Risk" is the operative word here; it is hard to forecast ex ante at what point the negative feedback loop will become problematic.
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Measuring the social cost of the environmental distortion and the social cost of the trade distortion is hard to do definitively.

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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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Even among hourly paid workers with less than a high school diploma, only about 11% earn the Fed min wage or less.
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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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About half min wage workers are under 25. About a quarter of min wage workers are working fewer than 35 hours per week.
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See Mankiw's NY Times column for a good discussion.

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There is both an upward and downward bias in CPIw. Chaining and capturing elderly consumption would be an improvement

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Since carbon is a worldwide pollutant, leakage of production to other jurisdictions remains a concern.

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On net I agree, but the future costs are difficult to measure.

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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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The counter argument is knowledge or other spillovers in manufacturing.

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Same argument suggests role for public support of university research.

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Savings could result both from particular therapies being disallowed as well as control over price of a given therapy.

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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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Clearly some link between ethanol production and corn prices, but magnitude not clear.
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Yes, but most emissions permit schemes do not cover nonstationary sources.

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And drives demand for corn sweeteners.

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The government is now residual claimant for the school's activities. There may be alternative ways to do this.

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The alternative is committing not to rescue them, which is difficult.

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How much substitution not clear. Closest extant empirical evidence relates to soft drink taxes.
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Bundling creates opportunities for rent extraction not available if this tool is removed.

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Social security may be in the menu of and/or solutions as well.

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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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Depends on how we measure "eurozone as a whole"

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That is a reason certainly.

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There are other important reasons too.

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This is the debate. On net, I am still on the Keynesian side.

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Of course, lost tourism opportnties, etc. might also be important. Parsing it out an empirical question.

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Retirement comes with a substantial state pension.

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Need to stimulate supply

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I am not sure that this is an economics question! I can't quantify the speed of terrorist learning....

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You can find equilibria where allowing resale makes some worse off. Of course it is interesting why the venue doesn't charge the mkt price.

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Lower rates were also a likely outcome.

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Agree  8 
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Strongly Agree  8 

Agree  8 
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Strongly Agree  10 

Agree  6 
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Agree  6 
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Agree  8 
There is some evidence on these issues; there is less study of this than one might hope.

Agree  6 
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I would have said strongly, but there may be instances where one could use other securities to synthesize or mimic the short.

Agree  5 
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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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Uncertain  9 
This is in part an empirical question and I think it would be difficult to answer this with any certainty.

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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Rent control will have similar effects to any price control.

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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Uncertain  8 
I am fairly confident that the literature is not conclusive on this for the "typical" CEO.

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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I don't think this policy will do much though their have been a few high profile institutionled No votes on these resolutions.

Uncertain  5 
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There are certainly many other factors, such as the tax code, etc.

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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Strongly Disagree  8 
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Strongly Agree  9 
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In general, the theory for pricing of congestion externalities would be analogous to pricing other externalities.

Strongly Agree  8 
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That is not to suggest that a carbon cap and trade program is necessarily worse than a tax. But CAFE worse.

Strongly Agree  7 
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Price increase isn't only due to risk constraints on production, costs of avoiding authority all raise MC.

Agree  8 
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Too many poorly measured factors to have real certainty about this.

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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This is not really my area, though I nonetheless understand the question to be roughly true.

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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Again, this is definitely not my area, and I might have preferred the question to include a "likely", but I believe it is likely to be true.

Uncertain  5 
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There are giant distortions.

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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This is an empirical statement, tough to evaluate thoroughly.

Disagree  5 
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Agree  7 
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There is short run predictability but consistently on a given day is a high standard.

Strongly Agree  8 
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The definition of plausibly is part of the issue

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  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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The kids whose parents don't pay attention or are poorly informed can be worse off. Otherwise agree.

Uncertain  6 
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The behavioral response cannot possibly be big enough to wipe out the revenue gains.

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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My back of the envelope suggests no, but I think a PF person would have more of the numbers at their disposal.

Disagree  7 
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Disagree  4 