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It is hard to adjust for those legal restrictions.

Agree  7 
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Fewer H1Bs will push U.S. cos. to hire talent outside the U.S., reducing output and tax revenue. Effect likely modest. Better more H1Bs.

Disagree  7 
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Direct effect, may hire some U.S. employees. But will push other operations overseas, reducing U.S. activity. Net effect is uncertain.

Disagree  6 
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Agree  5 
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Enthusiasm driven by the expectation of regulatory relief and concomitant investment, growth and profits.

Agree  6 
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Again, regulatory relief expected to drive investment and growth.

Disagree  5 
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Economics training and good economic judgment trump peer reviewed papers.

Agree  7 
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Trade proposals negative; energy proposals positive. Net effect uncertain. Regulatory relief also positive, but not among 7 actions.

Strongly Disagree  6 
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Uncertain  8 
Trade proposals negative; energy proposals positive. Net effect uncertain. Regulatory relief also positive, but not among 7 actions.

Strongly Disagree  6 
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Uncertain  10 
ATT and Time Warner stocks lost $10 billion at deal announcement. Questions opportunity to raise prices and efficiency gains.

Disagree  4 
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Strongly Agree  10 
The math becomes more inevitable (and uglier) after 2020.

Agree  6 
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Disagree  9 

Strongly Disagree  7 
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Uncertain  3 
More immigrants exert downward pressure, but create more jobs that create upward pressure.

Agree  6 
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More highly skilled immigrants here, more jobs here, more income here, generate more jobs in services and more innovation.

Agree  7 
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Uncertain  8 
Pluses and minuses to vote. Minus for financial sector. Plus for innovation, experimentation and decentralization.

Agree  5 
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Minus = shortterm instability. Plus = may lead to less centralization, more innovation. Eurozone as is = problematic economically.

Agree  5 
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Agree  2 
UBI is step in right direction, but very complicated. Devil would be in details. So, lots of uncertainty.

Disagree  6 
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Technology, globalization and regulation are much bigger contributors.

Uncertain  4 
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Agree  7 
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Very hard and difficult question. Cannot say much without a lot more information.

Uncertain  5 
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Uncertain  9 
Banks are large in other countries, suggesting size is a net positive. On the other hand, size was a problem in the financial crisis.

Uncertain  4 
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Uncertain  3 
Do not know exactly whether the money is spent well nor whether private sector alternatives could do better.

Strongly Agree  8 
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Uncertain  3 

Strongly Agree  7 
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Technology, globalization, perhaps, unionization are the primary source of lost jobs in Michigan and Ohio. Same is true in Western Europe

Disagree  6 
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Strongly Agree  8 
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Looks like that may be happening this year.

Agree  8 
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Disagree  7 
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Uncertain  5 
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Agree  8 

Agree  6 
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Agree  6 

Agree  6 
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Agree  2 

Agree  6 
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Agree  8 

Uncertain  5 
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Delay in raising may have inflated asset prices.

Disagree  6 
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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Two countervailing effects  perhaps less shortterm, but less accountability. The latter is a bigger problem than the former.

Uncertain  5 
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Perhaps less shortterm, but less accountability. Less shortterm a minor improvement if any; less accountability a bigger cost.

Uncertain  5 
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Agree  5 
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Agree  3 

Uncertain  5 
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The reduction in poverty worldwide so measured is a great success story over the last 35 years.

Uncertain  5 
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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When you increase availability, you get more demand. In our institutional environment, very hard to see how costs do not go up.

Disagree  6 
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Disagree  3 
The experiments in Oregon suggest the benefits are modest and the costs higher. But, there is stiil much uncertainty.

Agree  6 
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A $15 minimum wage rise makes entry level / low wage jobs very expensive. It would move the U.S. to be more like France, Italy, etc.

Uncertain  5 
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Strongly Disagree  10 
France, Italy, etc. have done this  making it expensive to hire entry level workers  contributing to low growth and high unemployment.

Disagree  5 
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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Disagree  5 

Uncertain  5 
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Uncertain  1 

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

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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Strongly Agree  9 
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Agree  7 
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Uncertain  5 
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Lots of evidence for this in a number of papers.

Strongly Agree  9 
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Agree  8 

Uncertain  6 
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Agree  8 

Uncertain  5 
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Agree  4 

Agree  5 
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Agree  8 

Agree  7 
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Agree  2 

Disagree  5 
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Agree  8 

Agree  7 
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Agree  8 

Agree  6 
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No Opinion 

Disagree  6 
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Disagree  6 

Disagree  5 
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Uncertain  5 
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Agree  8 

Agree  7 
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Agree  8 

Agree  7 
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Uncertain  5 

Disagree  5 
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Uncertain  5 

Disagree  5 
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Strongly Disagree  10 
Technology has been the primary driver.

Disagree  6 
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Strongly Agree  10 
New technology / information more than offset any net benefits of regulation.

Strongly Agree  8 
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Uncertain  3 
Instability high initially, but could force leftleaning government to govern more effectively. In medium run, may be better for Scotland.

Agree  5 
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Agree  6 
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Strongly Agree  10 
Just consider the high speed rail system in California.

Uncertain  5 
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Agree  7 
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Agree  6 
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Uncertain  5 
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Agree  7 

Agree  7 
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Disagree  7 

Agree  6 
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Disagree  7 

Disagree  7 
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Strongly Disagree  8 

Disagree  5 
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Uncertain  8 

Uncertain  6 
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Agree  8 
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Agree  8 

Agree  6 
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Agree  5 

Agree  6 
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Uncertain  9 

Uncertain  5 
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Did Not Answer 

Uncertain  6 
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Agree  8 

Agree  7 
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Uncertain  5 
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Uncertain  7 
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Automation has increased greatly over last 100 years. Employment has increased. Labor participation rates have varied.

Agree  7 
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IT and automation have helped the "top 1%." Not clear what that has done to median relative to financial crisis, government policy, etc.

Uncertain  6 
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Uncertain  9 
Last 150 years have seen huge increases in living standards. Similar future increases an even bet given IT revolution and human ingenuity.

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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Strongly Agree  9 
The financial crisis was a solvency crisis. The Bernanke (and Paulson) actions were instrumental in keeping the financial sector solvent.

Agree  7 
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I have first hand experience. Faced with long airport taxi lines late in the evening, the extra amount to use Uber is a bargain.

Agree  8 
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Agree  7 
In some cases, nonpecuniary values are important, but in general, the statement is true.

Disagree  7 
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Agree  5 
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Agree  6 
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Strongly Agree  9 