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What Makes a Credible Minimum Wage Study? NEW
The Commission of Ideas 1 Year, 7 Months, 21 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
http://escholarship.org/uc/item/3hk7s3fw#page-1A study released earlier this year by the University of California's Institute for Research on Labor and Employment takes a nuanced view of recent studies which have been published about the labor-m...
OXFAM: Austerity Failed in Africa, Latin Am, Asia. Europe No Different NEW
The Commission of Ideas 1 Year, 9 Months, 1 Week, 2 Days, 7 Hours, 19 Minutes ago
http://www.oxfam.org/sites/www.oxfam.org/files/bp174-cautionary-tale-austerity-inequality-europe-120913-en_1.pdfLast month, Oxfam published a scathing report comparing Europe's post-2008 austerity policies, to those imposed by the IMF on Asia, Africa...
The Commission of Ideas 2 Years, 4 Weeks, 21 Hours, 57 Minutes ago
NPR Piece: Can Human Genes Be Patented?http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2013/04/15/177035299/supreme-court-asks-can-human-genes-be-patentedUS Supreme Court Decision on Human Genome Patents http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/12pdf/12-398_1b7d.pd...
ROI & The Economic Importance of Public Support of Scientific Research NEW
The Commission of Ideas 2 Years, 2 Months, 1 Week, 4 Days, 9 Hours, 23 Minutes ago
Last month, academic advocate Zack Kopplin debated the importance of maintaining funding for scientific research, even in the face of other economic priorities. Kopplin argued that the Return on Investment reaped from the results of such researc...
LSE Study: Self-Fulfilling Crisis of Eurozone Sovereign Debt NEW
The Commission of Ideas 2 Years, 2 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 4 Hours, 44 Minutes ago
Self-Fulfilling Crises in the Eurozone: An Empirical TestIn an empirical study on Eurozone sovereign debt published at LSE and at CEPS, an EU-financed economic policy think tank, has found definitive evidence of the fragility of Eurozone-member-...
US Congressional Study: Is Copyright the Free Market at Work? NEW
The Commission of Ideas 2 Years, 3 Months, 1 Week, 3 Hours, 37 Minutes ago
http://www.publicknowledge.org/files/withdrawn_RSC_Copyright_reform_brief.pdfIn November 2012, the Congressional Republican Study Committee briefly launched - and subsequently retracted - an ideologically-unusual study casting skepticism on...
Warren and Bernanke on Addressing Too Big to Fail in US Banking Sector NEW
The Commission of Ideas 2 Years, 4 Months, 10 Hours, 6 Minutes ago
http://www.kc.frb.org/Publicat/Reswkpap/PDF/RWP07-05.pdfDuring a hearing of the Senate Banking Committee on February 26, Senator Elizabeth Warren interviewed Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke on the status of the US' largest banks. The centr...
Are Tax Cuts Good for Growth? NEW
The Commission of Ideas 2 Years, 5 Months, 2 Days, 20 Hours, 21 Minutes ago
http://www.dpcc.senate.gov/files/documents/CRSTaxesandtheEconomy%20Top%20Rates.pdfJust before the 2012 US federal elections, a bi-partisan congressional study investigated the economic effect of tax cuts found their effects to be of limited...
Iceland Takes a Different Course NEW
The Commission of Ideas 2 Years, 5 Months, 2 Weeks, 2 Days, 23 Hours, 9 Minutes ago
Fitch Ratings Full ReportWe are perhaps all familiar with the meme in which Icelandic President Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson says that Iceland has been successful because it "Bailed its people out and put its bankers in jail". However, b...
IMF: Austerity Has Failed Europe NEW
The Commission of Ideas 2 Years, 5 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 19 Hours, 33 Minutes ago
http://www.imf.org/external/pubs/ft/wp/2013/wp1301.pdfIn a recently published working paper, IMF chief economist Olivier Blanchard acknowledged that the IMF under-estimated the size of the macroeconomic multiplier. The result is that t...
The Election of Shinzo Abe: Voters Mull over Monetary Policy NEW
The Commission of Ideas 2 Years, 7 Months, 1 Week, 3 Hours, 50 Minutes ago
A Thought About Greek Austerity NEW
The Commission of Ideas 2 Years, 8 Months, 2 Weeks, 1 Day, 2 Hours, 22 Minutes ago
Time to Scrap a Failed Policy. Time for Greece to Stand up for ItselfThese days, we are living in the middle ages of economics, where we still treat headaches by drilling in to the head.. and we treat flesh wounds by hack-sawing limbs.... but at leas...
Education's Return on Investment NEW
The Commission of Ideas 2 Years, 8 Months, 3 Weeks, 5 Days, 10 Hours, 32 Minutes ago
OECD Education at a Glance 2012 ReportIn this era of austerity, it must be remembered that expenditures by the state are not unilaterally expenses. Funds dispensed by the state are also investments, which yield a measurable r...
Germany Restricts High-Frequency Trading, Chicago Fed Recommends Same NEW
The Commission of Ideas 2 Years, 9 Months, 6 Hours, 25 Minutes ago
WSJ Article: Germany to Tap Brakes on High Frequency TradingNYT Article: Germany Act to Increase Limits on High Speed TradesLate last month, New York Times and WSJ reported on Germany's intention to restrict High Frequency Trading.  High Frequen...
Zero Lower Bound: When Interest Rates Can't Drop Any Further NEW
The Commission of Ideas 2 Years, 9 Months, 2 Weeks, 3 Days, 17 Hours, 58 Minutes ago
http://www.princeton.edu/~ceps/workingpapers/201sims.pdfRecently, a new issue has emerged in the unfolding drama of the global financial crisis. After four years of reducing interest rates and increasing money supply at central banks of virtually all...
Middle-Class Squeeze: Wages are Down, but we Aren't More Competitive NEW
The Commission of Ideas 2 Years, 9 Months, 3 Weeks, 3 Days, 1 Hour, 41 Minutes ago
http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2012/08/our-low-wage-recovery-how-mcjobs-have-replaced-middle-class-jobs/261839/American wages and labor conditions have been continuously deteriorated since the 1980s. Since the start of the 21st century h...
ECB Swings into Action - Markets Jump Accordingly NEW
The Commission of Ideas 2 Years, 10 Months, 2 Weeks, 4 Days, 3 Hours, 56 Minutes ago
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-19499950http://www.nytimes.com/reuters/2012/09/06/business/06reuters-ecb-eurozone-seniority.html?_r=1&smid=re-shareThe  ECB Bond-Buying PlanLast week, ECB chief Mario Draghi launched and ECB bond-buyin...
Hayek vs. Hi-Tech NEW
The Commission of Ideas 2 Years, 11 Months, 6 Days, 15 Hours, 11 Minutes ago
How Did we Actually Develop our Technology?Evidence from the US and IsraelWhile the standard economic paradigm concerning innovation is based on the Schumpeterian view that technological advances are brought on by entrepreneurs and that this is...
Krugman and Layard Launch Manifesto for Economic Sense NEW
The Commission of Ideas 3 Years, 3 Weeks, 17 Hours, 47 Minutes ago
http://www.manifestoforeconomicsense.org/A-MANIFESTO-FOR-ECONOMIC-SENSE.pdf At the end of June, 2012, Nobel Laureate Paul Krugman and Richard Layard, a distinguished British economist launched a manifesto calling for a more rational policy dialogue w...
For China, Trade is not Simply About FDI NEW
The Commission of Ideas 3 Years, 3 Weeks, 2 Days, 50 Minutes ago
http://www.hiebs.hku.hk/events_updates/pdf/tongyueting.pdf An empirical study undertaken at the University of Hong Kong examining the phenomenon of trade and foreign direct investment in mainland China has demonstrated a key policy point of China's F...