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I can't imagine any argument for how restricting high skilled immigrants would increase tax revenue

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I expect some jobs that are currently held by H1Bs would go to nativeborn workers. Many other jobs would move out of the country.

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Some local economic benefits are easy to quantify and those are small. But agglomeration effects are harder to measure.

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This question is uncomfortably selfserving

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This is mostly vertical integration, which should reduce double marginalization.

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Obvious effects by shifting supply; however, this will also affect where production takes place, so demand shifts as well

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Most other workers are complements to those with advanced degrees, hence this will raise the demand for their skills

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Simplicity and improvement in some incentives are good. But largely this policy would be redistributive.

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I'm pretty sure the 9010 income ratio has been affected, but I'm not sure in which direction and I doubt the magnitude is big.

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It will reduce distortions, but I'm not sure by how much

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BLS data is essential for the Fed at a minimum. $610 million is 0.003% of US GDP.

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Full disclosure: much of my research uses publicly available BLS data.

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Trade matters for job loss, but toughness in trade negotiations has a small effect on trade.

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The one exception is dictatorship, so there is only one voter.
see background information here 
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I hesitate only because I'm not sure whether this is necessarily a defect. The rest of the claim is true.

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There is social value to coordinating activities where there are complementarities. Arguably this is one of them.

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But only two meetings ago, in October

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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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Quarterly earnings reports make it easier to monitor managers, even if earnings can be manipulated.

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Likely more informative in some schools than others.

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There is some evidence that the relationship goes in both directions. Unclear which effect is stronger.

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It is a good measure, but it is flawed and it is not the only 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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Assuming inflation stays low. There is substantial evidence that labor demand slopes down, at least in the long run

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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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A yes vote leads Greece down a painful path. A no vote will lead down a much worse one, likely Grexit, legal battles, isolation, etc.

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Exchange rate policy matters because of nominal rigidities and affects on global supply and demand. Identifying these situations is tricky.

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As usual, there are winners and losers from such policies

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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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CPI has improved but is imperfect. Capital income matters, especially for retirees. Mean household size has shrunk from around 3.3 to 2.6.

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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 only question is what "on average" means. One water price would make most Californians better off.

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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 Fed should raise rates when forecast inflation is above target. Now the hard question: what forecast is better than current inflation?

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See Greenstone, Hornbeck, and Moretti (JPE 2010) for some evidence of large positive spillovers

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There is a clear zerosum aspect to tax competition. But nothing else can restrain the leviathan. The balance is unclear.

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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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If Greece continues to service its debt, outcomes are reasonably forecastable. If it defaults, many different outcomes can happen.

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This is a very weak statement!

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The bounds likely rule out some outcomes but may be very wide

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It depends on which estimates they used.

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It would be useful to know what fraction of books are rented or resold.

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But demand may be quite inelastic, since once a book is selected for a course, there are no substitutes.

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The US is still a net energy importer and the shock is largely a supply shock. But this will cause some reallocation away from shale

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Fast track reduces the number of groups that must agree to the trade pact

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Maybe in the future, certainly not now.

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Trends in U.S. wealth inequality are accounted for by trends in income inequality. See Section 3 of Krugman's review of Piketty.
see background information here 
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This is in comparison to banning these services or regulating their price to equal the price of taxis.

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Change creates the potential for instability, but a floating currency with good governance could be stabilizing

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True for some states, I don't know if it is true for "many" states.

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Illinois is an obvious example for which this is true.

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Fracking will reduce energy imports and hence reduce net exports of other goods. This doesn't mean that fracking is a bad idea!

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Evidence for Keynesian channels of expansionary fiscal stimulus are weak, but the multiplier should still be positive

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Cost benefit analysis is tricky here. There were winners and losers. Still it would have been difficult to do nothing

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Under current Fed leadership, the statement is likely to be false. Under future leadership, accountability might be justifiable.

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Patent trolls pay for patents, which encourages innovation, but they obviously also suppress future innovation

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Very much a quantitative question.

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Captured very nicely by the DiamondDybvig (1983) model and others
see background information here 
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Clearly winners and losers from this policy and clearly the market is imperfect. This is a hard call

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It's hard to argue that markets are mispricing Euro area bonds, but I'm surprised by how strongly the price has recovered

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Some would get paid substantial salaries. Unclear if median athlete would be helped. There are probably some cross subsidies today.

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Effectiveness must depend on the openness of the target economy and the uniformity of the application of sanctions

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The biggest impact would be to increase kidney supply, so few obvious losers from this policy

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Automation has not reduced net employment, but some workers have lost their jobs due to automation

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Trade is likely also important for median wages.

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Very hard to predict this far in the future.

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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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More subjective than most questions. Likely that economists will disagree about this in the future. But I judge Bernanke's actions favorably

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Many reasons why gifts may be better than cash. Signaling thoughtfulness. Specialized knowledge of giver. Gifts from travels...

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For low skill workers, the main adverse effects are through wages. For high skill, through fiscal costs. Both costs could be small

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Evidence that immigration pushes down low skill wages is mixed

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Aggregate stock returns have some forecastibility, but this is a question about individual stocks

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