|Daron Acemoglu||MIT||Agree||1||Bio/Vote History|
|Alberto Alesina||Harvard||Did Not Answer||Bio/Vote History|
|Joseph Altonji||Yale||Strongly Agree||9||Bio/Vote History|
|Alan Auerbach||Berkeley||Strongly Agree||7||Bio/Vote History|
|David Autor||MIT||Strongly Agree||8||
The question contains its own answer.
|Katherine Baicker||Harvard||Agree||4||Bio/Vote History|
|Marianne Bertrand||Chicago||Agree||2||Bio/Vote History|
|Raj Chetty||Harvard||Uncertain||1||Bio/Vote History|
|Judith Chevalier||Yale||Strongly Agree||9||Bio/Vote History|
|Janet Currie||Princeton||Agree||7||Bio/Vote History|
|David Cutler||Harvard||Strongly Agree||7||Bio/Vote History|
|Angus Deaton||Princeton||Strongly Agree||8||
It does indeed provide some brake on long-term spending, but there has to be a better way.
This is a second chance to gridlock. A budget passed by Congress already authorizes the necessary funding.
|Aaron Edlin||Berkeley||Agree||8||Bio/Vote History|
|Barry Eichengreen||Berkeley||Strongly Agree||8||Bio/Vote History|
|Ray Fair||Yale||Agree||5||Bio/Vote History|
|Pinelopi Goldberg||Yale||Agree||6||Bio/Vote History|
|Claudia Goldin||Harvard||Agree||3||Bio/Vote History|
|Austan Goolsbee||Chicago||Strongly Agree||10||
|Michael Greenstone||Chicago||Strongly Agree||7||Bio/Vote History|
|Robert Hall||Stanford||No Opinion||
This is a question about the behavior of members of Congress. I don't see how an economist could have any expertise on this.
|Bengt Holmström||MIT||Agree||5||Bio/Vote History|
|Caroline Hoxby||Stanford||Did Not Answer||Bio/Vote History|
In the past, it was not acceptable for legislators to create the disruption from blocking a debt increase. Even RR disapproved.
|Anil Kashyap||Chicago||Strongly Agree||7||
Deciding whether or not to pay the debts incurred to fund the previously approved tax and spending is nuts.
|Pete Klenow||Stanford||Agree||5||Bio/Vote History|
Might not have given the same answer two years ago, but at this point, seems hard to disagree.
|Eric Maskin||Harvard||Agree||7||Bio/Vote History|
|William Nordhaus||Yale||Agree||8||Bio/Vote History|
|Maurice Obstfeld||Berkeley||Strongly Agree||9||Bio/Vote History|
|Emmanuel Saez||Berkeley||Agree||5||Bio/Vote History|
|José Scheinkman||Princeton||Agree||7||Bio/Vote History|
|Richard Schmalensee||MIT||Strongly Agree||9||
Just read the paper.
|Hyun Song Shin||Princeton||Agree||7||Bio/Vote History|
|Nancy Stokey||Chicago||No Opinion||Bio/Vote History|
|Richard Thaler||Chicago||Strongly Agree||10||
The debt ceiling is a dumb idea with no benefits and potentially catestrophic costs if ever used.
|Christopher Udry||Yale||Strongly Agree||9||Bio/Vote History|
It can also lead to potential better outcomes
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